Funny Money Question-Two Dollar Bills

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Randy Abercrombie, Mar 25, 2023.

  1. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Over the years old Santa Claus has been putting “funny money” in the kids stockings. Now the kids are reaching the age where spending money is more appealing than saving money and between them they have quite a stack of two dollar bills…… There isn’t anything collectible about these is there? They are spenders, right?

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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Helpful? Click *Best Answer*! Supporter

    I keep the 1976 ones and one example of the other dates. besides that they are all spenders. :)
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  4. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Just be sure to check for any fancy serial numbers beforehand.
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    I see a few Happy Meals there! :smuggrin::hungry:
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  6. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

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  7. Randy Abercrombie

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    Thanks. Most all of these are 2013…. But I do remember seeing one 2003 in the batch. I’ll have to swap her for a couple of singles.
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  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Ah, they saved them. Give em double face and tell them that it is what it will cost to get them back.
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  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    When I was a kid, those Morgans and Peace dollars were spenders too...DRAT
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Check for low mintages, fancy serial numbers and try to get them to keep one of each year.
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

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    Funny thing is that yesterday my girl reached her goal. She had worked all year to save enough to buy her an iPhone at $700.00…. We sat at the table and counted everything out….. Then I explained sales tax to her. The poor child’s heart sunk so I am going to cover the sales tax…… This time.
  12. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Spenders?! No! These came from Santa Claus. It would be really cool if these kids put the bills into their kids Christmas stockings. Besides todays "team members" that man the registers would not accept these counterfeit bills anyway.
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  13. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Great values being taught. Good, but tough, lesson on playing the tax man. Now you have the timing on your side to teach about interest earning with compounding. Since interest rates are no longer zero, she can open a 'high yield' savings account and earn about 3.5% interest compounded daily, posted monthly. Explain to her how she can earn money even while sleeping. ;) And that interest earned earns interest.

    I know American Express offers such an account. Also, it's FDIC insured up to $250k. Good to know in this crazy banking environment these days.
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I would certainly double check the serial numbers. Other than that, spenders in my book.
    I got a strap of 100 a while back and use them to tip wait people and occasionally hand them out to street corner people.
  15. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    Tax exemption: She can file as a business expense. No age limit. She can file a Schedule C, and take deductions for 3 years before she has to reflect a profit. You can make a generational wealth gift to her, and you do not have to pay taxes. She can also list the gift as an asset, take a personal loan against it, and then pay herself back with interest and deduct the interest.

    She could also lease it instead, and the world gives haer a lot of free stuff with that taxwise...deduction for loss/damage, cost of insurance, cell phone use charges....


    Start em' young, I say.

    Hey, while I am thinking about it, she could file as an LLC and you can take an investment position, and...
    Ok. I will stop. Point made.

    I love America....

    Wait a minute, she could then form a Trust, and list the phone as a Trust asset on Schedule of Assets and then lease it back from the Trust and.....
  16. Randy Abercrombie

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    You crack me up. I need a new CPA…
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just hire Charley
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  18. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    What would happen, oh heaven forbid it, she just actually paid the sales tax? There, I said it. Don't flog me!
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  19. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    Darn it, I almost forgot about the Depreciation over 7 years, but since it is under the $900.00 threshold, she can write the whole thing off in YEAR 1, then upgrade as a Maintenance lime item and take the full deduction yearly.

    She can then monetize the whole darn thing, by FB, or TikTok or U Tube, etc., and copyright it as "Dad's Quips" or some such thing and short videos about your daily wisdom to her, with a humor Bent.

    She will make Billions, Jerry...Billions I tell ya....
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  20. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    See, that would be a mistake, because then she will receive IRS Forms for Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments, and that can not be deferred or deducted, except against the total 1040 amount due, but the whole darn point is to not pay taxes.
    Why do you want to blow a great gig?

    Not to mention, that could end up pizzing her off, and she could file reportable income paid to you via 1099, and no, the $600.00 threshold is a myth in that scenario, because it is still income to you and you would have to claim it as such and pay taxes, while she would then have to add 5610 and claim it as unreported payments.

    Not to mention she would then have to reduce the value on Schedule A of Trust Assets. THAT would be a BIG headache.
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  21. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    You do know @charley is serving in Leavenworth?
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