found money


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found money

Money that one obtains unexpectedly, often with little personal effort. These generous birthday gifts are all found money, and I plan to spend it wisely. I didn’t expect Grandma to leave me so much money in her will—it's all found money, I suppose.
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found money

money that has come to someone with such ease or surprise that one might have just as well found it by accident. The money he got from his uncle's estate is all found money except for the taxes. He did nothing to earn it.
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They turned the cash over to store manager Jimmy Thennes, who posted a news release about the found money and also praised Mikela for her honesty.
He found money behavior falls into six definable patterns, or "Money Types," and everyone has a predominant financial personality.
Now is the time to use this "found money" to renovate your existing offices, modernize equipment, upgrade finishes, or even expand to accommodate future growth.
* Found Money: Improved Profits Are There, But You Have to Know Where to Look
We found Money more organized, easier to navigate, and much more customizable than Quicken.
He's found money to fund full-day kindergarten--despite a nearly $1 billion budget deficit.
NL/NL has gained some--in fact, about 10 percent of our subscriber base is now online--and they are certainly welcome, sort of "found money," but how do you make more people type "newsletter" on their search engine and wind up at your site?
So the three women found money for a van, and volunteers started by taking flasks of hot coffee, chocolate cake and condoms out to these vulnerable young women.
The few that have found money have taken months to locate it, accepted it from obscure offshore sources and paid dearly in terms of valuation.
The state legislature, led by Representative Wyvetter Younge, found money in its budget to cover the amount.
Consider this second chance as "found money." Determine the capital you saved from not having to comply with the ergonomics rule and then use it to invest in the area of your operation in the most need.
After they checked their statement later many people found money had been debited from their accounts without permission.
NSF's current assessment indicates that schools found money to begin only one-third of the projects that had been planned for 1994 and 1995.
The poll carried out by price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com found money was the main cause of stress for one in five of those polled, ahead of their health and jobs.
But, when he left, she found money had been taken from her purse.