Found Money


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Found Money

1. Money that an individual or company possesses unawares. A mundane example of found money is $5 that one finds in the pocket of the jacket one had last worn several months ago. Banks maintain accounts with found money; for instance, an individual may have opened an account and forgotten it, or one may have inherited such an account from a relative. Likewise, governments keep tax refund checks that they are unable to deliver.

2. An informal term for money one does not earn. It may apply to an inheritance, for example.
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If you own your own small business but don't know how to take control of the financial results it gives you, Found Money hands you the strategies, tactics and tools you need to take control, and direct and maximize the money-making process.
He said his father has found money, too, to contribute to the fund.
All but forsaking a previous offer by the Jets to build a retractable roof stadium on the site, the MTA is considering spending $493 million of its newly found money to build a platform over the Rail Yards and put them back on the market for a possible mixed-use development.
There is something so horrible in the fact that we [as a nation] find money when it's necessary to go to war or bail out businesses," Levine says, "and we haven't found money for children--namely poor kids and kids of color.
They found money was missing from his one-man practice, and Liddle, of Forres, Moray, has now been banned from practising as a solicitor.
The Italian eventually found money to finance a purpose-built hostel in the surburbs of Salvador and moved his work there.
It's found money to the buyer," says Beth Butler, Chief Operating Officer of EWM.
Using idle change or found money to make online purchases brings 'shopping freedom' to consumers who either prefer to use cash or don't have access to credit.
Zine said he has become upset with the pressure he received from the mayor about the need for a sales-tax increase to hire more police officers, only to see Hahn say this week he has found money in next year's budget to hire more than 300 extra officers.
Barely more than two weeks after losing his police-tax fight, Mayor James Hahn declared Tuesday that he has found money to hire about 370 more cops in next year's budget without raising taxes.
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