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I used to think a penny was a lot of money. Thanks Mom

Carl F. Hendershot III
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I used to believe that if I set up a bank account and paid in money, they would keep the money in a sort of locker and give it me back on request, not realising the money you pay in basically turns into a number on a piece of paper.

Matt T, UK
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After watching charity adverts and hearing of all the poor people in the world, I thought up the idea of 'making more money'.
Not to thing this will cause choas and everything will be of zero value...I can dream.

Matt T, UK
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When the State quarters were introduced back in 1999, I thought that the 50 State quarters was used only in a same State (i.e. if a quarter reads "New York" it could be used only in the state of New York or a quarter which reads "Massachusetts" could be only used in the State of Massachusetts.)

Anon
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On my first holidays (I was about 4) my parents took me to Italy. I thought the Italians were very poor people because for 1 mark you could buy 1000 Italian Lire.

Stefan, Germany
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When I was little and I saw the picture on the $1 bill I didn't know who it was. I knew the person had to be important, so I tried to think who the most important person in the world was. Finally I figured it out: the most important Person in the world was--GOD! So until I was about ten or so I thought the picture on the $1 bill was God. Even when I got older and knew better, it took me until I was sixteen or so to stop picturing Washington's picture on the bill while I was praying!

Darrell
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I saw a sign by a lake that said "No littering - $300 fine" I asked my dad what "fine" meant. He said it meant that if no one saw you littering, you were "fine" and didn't have to pay.

Anon
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When I was little I used to believe that there was a man sitting inside ATM machines giving you your money.

Kazza
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I was told when I was young that I could get a new petticoat from the Sears Catalog when our ship came in. I thought our money came twice a year on a ship that also brought our Spring and Fall clothes from Sears Roebuck.

Cheri
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Back in elementary school, my class was learning about the different coins and the presidents represented on them. Several people in my class thought that JFK must have been the smallest president, because his picture was on the smallest coin, the dime.

Maeghan Jade
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When I was young, I thought coins were better than bills because they were shiny while paper money was ugly. Whenever I would get money in bills, I would exchange the bills with my cousins for coins. Finally, my parents found out and my cousins got in trouble.

Angela
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When I was little I thought that you could just go to a bank and get some money, there was a very nice person in there who would just give you some if you asked nicely. So when I asked mum for expensive things and said that we didn't have enough money or whatever, I couldn't understand why she wouldn't just go to the bank and get some!

Poor simple Katie
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i used to believe that if you were broke that you could go to the bank and get money for free!

Karianne
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when i was 3 i used to beleive dollars were paper so i i would color on them and my mom will put me on time out . then when i realized it was realy money i felt stupid lol.

Stephanie R. J.
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my bro used to belive there were smurfs in the atms passing out money

L
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When I was little I used to believe that there was actually a little man in the ATM booths sitting there operating the money watching a small tv.

MONA
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That everything was free. You paid for nothing, money was just to look nice.

Blasia M
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I persuaded myself that I had been conned all along by the local shop - who had been charging me a penny per sweet I bought from there. The sign said 1p - not 1p per sweet. So I tried to buy 20 - with 1p. I argued my case, but the shopkeeper was bigger than me.

Skinnier than I might have been
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Until I became about 14 I had always believed that everyone had at least a million dollars and I would wonder why people would be so excited about the lottery.

Katie
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I'm not sure how old I was exactly but it was pretty young. I had a piece of wrapped up Christmas candy and I was playing with it. For some reason I was trying to sell it to all the adults. I started out with a dollar and my aunt said no. Then I said a penny and she said "That's way to expensive for me!" Obviously she was being sarcastic but for the longest time after that I though the less amount of money you had the more it was worth.

J-Dawg
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