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It's Coffee Break time! Hot Topic: Jackpot in the Dumpster?

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What would you do if say... you found $20,000? Seriously. What WOULD you do? A man in Massachusetts had such luck when he was digging through a dumpster, opened a book and wah lah, there it was! He isn't sleeping so well though because he wants to do the right thing but hasn't been able to find the rightful owner.

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1. So what would you do if you found $20,000?

2. Do you think you could sleep until you found the rightful owner?

3. If that money became yours in the end how do you think you would spend it?

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by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:22 PM
If I didn't find anything on the book connecting it to someone then I would keep it. I would pay off bills and move. Plus buy some new things.
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by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I'd turn it into the authorities. It's too much money to be carrying around in order to find an owner. Who knows why it was dumped there... I just wouldnt' want to take a chance of handling stolen money.

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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Because it was in a dumpster, not in someones personal garbage can...I would check the book to see if there was any info in it. If not, I would take it. Sorry, but I've got kids and bills. lol only being honest. 

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I'd like to think I'd try to find the owner first. I don't think I'd lose sleep over it. If it ended up being mine I'd put it towards a house and get out of this apartment!

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

It would be mine on the spot, I don't care what anyone says. If you were careless enough to loose it, then you kinda deserve it.

I would pay off all the debt that I have and buy a car with heat.

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

 Honestly, I would be uncomfortable keeping the money without really trying to find the owner. I would look for 30/60 days, not 6 months. IMO, thats to long. If the owner hasn't claimed it by then, I'd have to think to money wasn't legitimately theirs, like they stole it, drug money or something like that. I can't see someone losing that much money and not claiming it. With it being in the news, along with it being stated of the area it was found, I would think something wasn't right.

As for what I would do with it, let me see. I don't have a lot of debt, so I would pay that off, pay bills, then after spending some on myself and family, I would save the rest.

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Finders keepers! 

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

 Take it straight to the police.

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I would be going banana's waiting until it's either mine or going back to who it belonged to.  I would definately of turned it in though.  I would fix my house up finally. New Windows, New Doors, Better insalation, etc. 

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I would try to find the owner. If we weren't able to, I would probably donate a chunk of the money, then spend some to get things we need. Pay on some bills. 

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