Did you know…

by J. Money -

money on fire

Did you know…

**That if your cash gets damaged, you can send it into the Treasury department and their forensic team will help recover it and send you back a check?**

“Every week, the federal office in Southwest Washington receives hundreds of padded envelopes, boxes and even safes stuffed with cash ravaged by water, fire, shredding machines, insects or a canine’s teeth… Last year, the agency issued checks for more than $35 million to businesses and individuals who had submitted their battered money, hoping to recoup some or all of its value.” – The Washington Post

More: If your cash gets damaged, this Treasury team will make sure it’s not a lost cause
Treasury website: Mutilated Currency Redemption

**That you can import any blog’s RSS feed into a Google Doc to track or read it later?**

“This spreadsheet – which you can see here and get your own copy (use the File / Make a Copy menu) has a simple formula that you don’t even have to change yourself – you can just enter the new blog RSS feed URL on the sheet and the formula will use that! The IMPORTFEED() function does have a limit of grabbing just 250 posts – but it’s still pretty powerful!”- SpreadsheetMan.com

More: Instant Blog Post Index in a Google Sheets Spreadsheet
Download spreadsheet (uses Budgets Are Sexy as an example :)): Blog Import Spreadsheet

rss blog import spreadsheet

**That Warren Buffett is 100% prepared for his death?**

“Buffett, whose net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $90.2 billion, has 99% of his net worth in Berkshire shares. He gave shareholders an overview of what will happen to his stock when he dies. “Today, my will specifically directs its executors — as well as the trustees who will succeed them in administering my estate after the will is closed — not to sell any Berkshire shares… The will goes on to instruct the executors – and, in time, the trustees – to each year convert a portion of my A shares into B shares and then distribute the Bs to various foundations… In all, I estimate that it will take 12 to 15 years for the entirety of the Berkshire shares I hold at my death to move into the market.” – Yahoo! Finance

More: Warren Buffett says Berkshire is ‘100% prepared’ for his death

**That you can use tiny boxes to help organize your junk drawers?**

organize junk drawers[Old check boxes work the best, but they’re not the easiest to find these days!]

**That this flower on the left is the same flower that’s on the right??!**

dandelion transformation

[No idea BOTH OF THESE were dandelions until a few weeks ago!! Mind blown!]

UPDATE: More facts on Dandelions from a reader ;)

  • All of the plant is edible, but tends to taste slightly to very bitter, depending on when you harvest it and how you cook it
  • The roots can be roasted and used for a coffee substitute (very different flavor, but similar bitterness)
  • Unlike the rest of the plant, the flowers are slightly sweet. Sweet enough to be used to make dandelion wine (though probably not worth the effort if you have easy availability of grapes)
  • Young new leaves of thriving plants are only slightly bitter and can be eaten in salad

More later as I continue to be wowed in life…

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynda Bowen February 25, 2020 at 5:36 am

Also about dandelions: They’re usually the first flower available when bees finally emerge from the hive ravenously hungry. So don’t put weedkiller on the dandelions otherwise you’ll kill the bees.

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2 J. Money February 25, 2020 at 6:44 am

Ack! Good tip!

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3 Vinncent - Betering.nl February 25, 2020 at 6:15 am

Same goes for €uro’s. Damaged ones you can get replaced at your national central bank: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/banknotes/damaged/html/index.en.html

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4 J. Money February 25, 2020 at 6:44 am

Very cool, thx!

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5 Slackerjo February 25, 2020 at 6:25 am

Little boxes in drawers are a fine tip. I raid the recycle bin in my building for boxes and cans and bottles all the time. Also 2 sided tape keeps the boxes anchored.

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6 Working Mom February 25, 2020 at 9:32 am

Shoe boxes are great drawer organizers for kids underwear and socks too!

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7 J. Money February 25, 2020 at 9:39 am

Yes to all this!!

Especially the double sided tape idea – gonna implement that as soon as I get home to keep those puppies in place! :)

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8 Torrie @ To Love and To Learn February 25, 2020 at 11:32 am

I’ve been reading a book that collected stories about the Great Depression from people who lived through it, and some talked about gathering dandelions to subsist on when there was no other food. So much we take for granted! (Also, I believe I was an adult as well when I figured out that those two were the same plant, ha ha! It also sadly took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out that the man in the “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” song was the kids’ dad…ha ha!)

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9 J. Money February 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

WOAHH!!! I never knew that!!! You beat me there, haha…

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10 [HCF] February 26, 2020 at 7:22 am

I knew about the forms of dandelions since I was a kid. The confusing thing for me was that in my mother language we have a handful of different names for it and different people called the same thing differently. Looked it up and there are even more names for them than I know. Some of them (word to word translation warning): sheepheadgrass, friendgrass, frogflower, childchaingrass, liontooth, chickenflower, blindinghen, mudflower, dogmilk. As a kid this was pretty confusing.

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11 J. Money February 26, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Haha I bet!!!

Totally gonna have to get “liontooth” popular over here in the States ;) That’s a bitchin’ name!

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12 theoldclerk April 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm

The word ‘dandelion’ is a derivation of the French words….dent de leon…..which in French means, wait for it, ‘tooth’ of the ‘lion’!!! Just so you know.

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13 J. Money April 13, 2020 at 8:27 am

Well those dandelions are just blowing me away every day now, lol..

Thanks for the insight! :)

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