list http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/267/all en-US 101 things to do with a $1 bill. http://www.wisebread.com/101-things-to-do-with-a-1-bill <p> <img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/dollar.jpg" alt="money toilet" title="money toilet" width="352" height="265" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">What can a dollar buy you these days? Certainly not a gallon of gas, which it could have done 6 years ago. Anyway, this idea actually came out of a lunchtime chat with some friends. I’m a sucker for writing lists and I wondered how many different uses I could find for your humble $1 bill. Some are fun, some are silly, some may actually be useful. The list took me a whole week to compile. Enjoy.<strong> </strong></p> <ol> <li>Save it (sorry, but this is Wisebread).</li> <li>Become a very small partner in a very small business.</li> <li>Mail it to someone, anyone, in the phone book (you’ll have to find a stamp).</li> <li>Buy a few bites of someone’s pizza slice.</li> <li>Make an expensive paper airplane.</li> <li>Cash it in for 100 pennies and drop them everywhere (it’s good luck for people).</li> <li>Alternately, use those 100 pennies for 100 wishes in a fountain. </li> <li>Light a cigar with it (shame on you, for smoking too).</li> <li>Use it to win a crappy stuffed toy from a grabbing machine.</li> <li>Give it to the homeless guy in the city center.</li> <li>Double it every day. You’ll be a millionaire in just 20 days. </li> <li>Borrow 7 cents and buy something from the dollar menu.</li> <li>Make a bet to trade the lives of a stockbroker and conman.</li> <li>Swap it for a shiny English 50 pence piece.</li> <li>Get fake attention from a stripper for roughly 5 seconds.</li> <li>Buy a scratch card and turn your $1 into a piece of garbage.</li> <li>Buy a Powerball ticket, dream for a day (if you win, you owe me).</li> <li>Get a bargain from Goodwill and help a charity at the same time.</li> <li>Frame it (especially if it’s the first dollar you ever earned).</li> <li>Request a song from the busker in your local town center.</li> <li>Buy and read a classic novel from a used bookstore. Then sell it for $1. </li> <li>Develop 10 digital photos and create a mini album of memories.</li> <li>Put it down as extra principal on your mortgage, pay off your house 0.00000000000000000001 years earlier (best guess).</li> <li>Cut it into small pieces and create extravagant confetti.</li> <li>Use it as a clue in the ancient hunt for hidden government treasure.</li> <li>Photocopy your butt multiple times and decorate your cubicle at work.</li> <li>Download a legal song from iTunes.</li> <li>Stock up on a week’s supply of Ramen noodles.</li> <li>Get one third of a loaf of decent 7-grain bread.</li> <li>Buy a full day’s food for a poor family in India.</li> <li>Get the silence of a child if you buy a big sucker pop.</li> <li>Buy one share of an ailing corporation.</li> <li>Buy one-thirtieth of one share in Microsoft.</li> <li>Put it on the end of a fishing line and catch yourself a Wisebread reader.</li> <li>Bribe an office worker for a tip about what to do with $1 (thanks K).</li> <li>Write a message of hope on it that will pass through the hands of many people</li> <li>Or, doodle a moustache on Mr. Washington you little rebel.</li> <li>Exchange it for the new $1 coin and hunt for a vending machine that accepts it.</li> <li>Eat it (probably healthier than eating anything off the dollar menu).</li> <li>Try and fold it in half more than seven times (supposedly impossible).</li> <li>Buy 10 copies of Vanilla Ice’s fabulous 1991 movie “Cool As Ice.”</li> <li>Make a fortune by betting on a winning horse with odds of 50,000 – 1.</li> <li>Purchase a $1 million bill from a magic store and cash it at WalMart</li> <li>Buy a newspaper and read yesterday’s news.</li> <li>Sign it and sell it on eBay for big $$$ (this only works if you’re famous).</li> <li>Fold it into a rude and amusing shape and give your friends a laugh.</li> <li>Bet someone $1 you can dance worse than M.C.Hammer. Lose bet.</li> <li>Tear it in half and give one piece to your true love.</li> <li>Get half of your shirt dry-cleaned.</li> <li>Buy a sheet of paper and a pencil. Write an award-winning short story. </li> <li>Bury it. Dig it up 200 years from now and hey presto, it’s an antique.</li> <li>Get a haircut. Which hair is up to you.</li> <li>Roll it into a tube shape and use it as a feeble straw.</li> <li>Buy a year’s supply of food for your pet worm.</li> <li>Spend one hour at the penny arcade.</li> <li>Get your palm read at the carnival (for $1 your fortune may be bleak).</li> <li>Buy a key ring, open up a gift shop at the airport and sell it for $10.</li> <li>Visit the $1 section in Target, close your eyes and pick up a lovely surprise.</li> <li>Buy a bunch of jaw breakers and shove them all in your mouth.</li> <li>Exchange it on Craigslist for something cool, like a jigsaw with 5 missing pieces.</li> <li>Knit yourself a one-fingered glove.</li> <li>Slice it into tiny strips, join the ends together and create a jump rope.</li> <li>Buy a tub of imitation playdough and regress to childhood.</li> <li>Make lemonade out of lemons; two for a buck at most supermarkets.</li> <li>Write, direct, produce and star in your own seriously low-budget movie.</li> <li>Team up with 100,000 other folks with $1 and have an enormous party.</li> <li>Or, team up with a billion other folks with $1 and feed the hungry.</li> <li>Buy a $1 gift card to your favorite store.<span> </span></li> <li>Fill your tires with air and vacuum the car’s interior.</li> <li>Buy two large rubber bands and make your own designer thong.</li> <li>Buy a pay-per-view episode of a show you could have seen for free last week.</li> <li>Rent a car for 10 minutes.</li> <li>Put it through a cross-cut shredder for a cheap jigsaw puzzle.</li> <li>Shrink it to the size of a stamp using Wonkavision (Wonka fans, unite)</li> <li>Blow your nose on it (cheaper than a handkerchief, <strike>but not washable</strike> &lt; thanks Colin)</li> <li>Travel back to 1885 and pop it in a savings account.</li> <li>Paint it red and pretend it’s a dollar left to you by a Martian.</li> <li>Give it to the guy in Robocop who always said “I’ll buy that for a dollar.”</li> <li>Fold it into a V-shape, lengthways, and use it to pour spices into small jars.</li> <li>Buy some Tic-Tacs for the chain-smoking coffeeholic at work.</li> <li>Fold it accordion-style and make a hand fan.</li> <li>Write “the crow flies at midnight” on it and pass it to a complete stranger, winking.</li> <li>Roll it into a ball and let your pet mice recreate the 2006 World Cup final.</li> <li>Keep it in the bathroom as a last resort for those ‘no toilet paper!’ emergencies.</li> <li>Stick it to your arm and create a cheap and non-painful tattoo.</li> <li>Glue it to the underside of a glass table and watch the hilarious results.</li> <li>Ask a complete moron to swap it for a $100 bill (if this works, let me know).</li> <li>Tape it to your forehead. When people ask why, say your name is Bill.</li> <li>Bet George Lucas he can’t create a worse character than Jar Jar Binks. Win bet.</li> <li>Throw it into the path of an F6 tornado; watch it slice through a tree.</li> <li>Flush it down the toilet or buy shares in newly bankrupted Amp’d mobile.</li> <li>Give it to the CEO of a major oil company, along with the shirt off your back.</li> <li>Drop it at your accountant’s office to test his/her honesty.</li> <li>Get something cool in your local Discovery Channel Store’s closing down sale.</li> <li>Buy ¼ of a bag of popcorn at the movie theater. </li> <li>Purchase enough paint to completely redecorate one wall of the dog kennel.</li> <li>Give it to your grandma to say thank you for all the times she gave you a $1.</li> <li>Save it until the day after Valentine’s Day and buy a big bag of candy.</li> <li>Get front-row tickets to the New Kids On The Block comeback tour.</li> <li>Take it to a scientist to prove that money does not actually talk.</li> <li>Write a list of 101 things to do with a $1 bill on the back of it.</li> </ol> <p><em>Blurry but cool pic by <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/jessicamills/">Dances Fantastic.</a> Thanks.</em><br /> <br /> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/101-things-to-do-with-a-1-bill">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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