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i used to think that my dad literally "made money", like he went to a factory and painted it then brought it home
Up until I was around 7 or 8, I believed that one day, without warning, my family would just lose all our money and become homeless. I kept a secret stash of tinfoil and anything spray-painted gold/silver so that we would have something to sell to pay for food, clothes, etc. when this happened. I believed that anything that LOOKED like silver and gold, must be silver and gold, and therefore must be valuable.
I used to belive that at a "hole in the wall" bank there was a woman or man standing behind the wall pushing money through!
I used to believe that ATMs actually printed out the money fresh every time.
i thoguth that atm machines had little men and they take money from my piggy bank and give it to people when they say "BOO"! lolmy mom would allways say "boo" when the money came out.....thanks mommy! lol :P
I used to think that when you get change back at the store, they were actually giving you free money. So I never understood why when we couldnt afford something we couldnt just go buy something to get money
When I was around three years old I accidentally tore a coupon in half. I thought for some reason that I wasted a huge sum of money and started crying and apologizing to my mom. I asked her if she still had enough money to help pay for me to college. When she explained to me what coupons were I felt better.
once when i was about 5 or 6 and i didnt kno math, my mom would take me to the grocery store and pay in cash and i would think ' wow! youre getting more money than you started with!'
When I was little I believed that as long as you have checks you had money- when my dad would pull out his checkbook I would tell him he was rich!
When my sister was a freshman in college, my mom called her to tell her her checking account was overdrawn. My sister didn't know what that meant and my mother said, "It means you don't have any more money!" My sister countered, "Yes I do! I still have a whole box of checks!"
I talked my brother into "trading" stacks of money. The stacks I was giving him were all pennies but they were much larger than the stacks he gave me (of only quarters and dimes). I convinced him that the penny stacks were worth more.
I thought a Debit card was actually called a Debt card.
A friend of mine seemed to think that 100 pence was worth £6.
I used to believe that when a bank paid you interest on the money in your bank account, that whenever the bank employees looked at your money they had to give you some more because they were interest-ed!
As children, whenever my brothers or I recieved money as a gift we took great pleasure in bringing it to the bank to deposit it in our savings accounts. We were told that we were saving the money so that we could go to college. I truly believed that "College" was some sort of theme park or something. I remembering wondering WHEN we were going to take this trip to college. I was crushed when I learned what it really was!!
i used to find cash machines fascinating when i was younger and asked my grandmother where the money came from (bless her she was about 80) she genuinely believed there was a man behind the machine handing notes through the slot! the funny thing is she would'nt believe anything else...no matter what....ah bless i still chuckle thinking of that
I used to think that when you bought something, the tax couldn't be more than $1 ... I guess it made sense, because nothing I bought was ever much more than a dollar, so the tax was always less.
i used to believe that when someone was payed under the table the money was actually handed to them under the table so no one saw. i still picture this whenever i hear someone say it
As a kid I always thought every coin and dollar was just called "money", and the denomination didn't matter. So a five dollar bill and two quarters was "three moneys".
my dad used to tell me that nickles were worth more then a dime cause they were bigger