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Hi guys!  Hope you're staying safe.

I'm working on an e-book, and it got me remembering trying to make money as a kid.  My parents never encouraged me, not even with a lemonade stand, so I went to my friends with advice to make money.  Sometimes this resulted in good ideas, and other times--well, some kids really need therapy.

There was a rumor in my hometown (a small suburb of Indianapolis) that Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis had a $10,000 reward for catching grave robbers.  To a third-grader, that's a lot of money.  So me, my brother, and two neighbor boys hatched a plan to go to Crown Hill and conduct a stakeout on Halloween.  We planned to split the money four ways and live like kings, but then we realized we couldn't trick-or-treat if we were watching the cemetery.  Priorities.  Thank God I never brought this up to my parents, as I'm sure that wouldn't have gone over well.

Anyway, what is the worst idea you've ever had to make money, and did it work?

And no, I don't know if Crown Hill has a bounty on grave robbers.

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Bought a used car with a credit card. It was so absurd to do something like that. That's what crazy people do.

But I transferred it to a 0% for one year card and paid it off quickly.

A $2495 "impulse" buy.

My brother still has it. 

And getting caught up in the monetary failures of romantic partners.

One was fun. The other didn't equate.

All my hard real life lessons have cost me money.

When I was in highschool I had a little business going writing notes for students who wanted to skip school. I also forged parents' signatures for consent forms. I would charge students $1 each time. Since I was the only person at my school doing this, I had students from every grade coming to me. At the end of my final year, I was able to buy my prom dress and pay for grad night with the money I earned. My little forgery business ended when I graduated from highschool and I never did any illegal jobs again 😄

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