10 ways to save $500
You know the kick you get from reaching into a coat pocket and pulling out a long-forgotten $20 bill?
Now imagine that, instead of a $20, it's a $100. Five of them.
What would you do with it? Go on a shopping spree? Buy a couple of plane tickets to a favorite destination or a first-class dinner for 4?
Or maybe spend it on something more practical: a new suit for work, school clothes for the kids, or a little extra padding for that emergency fund.
That's the great thing about found money: You get to decide where it goes. And you might have a little more of that "spare" cash than you realize.
Here are 10 places to look (along with your coat pockets) to find an extra $500, either all at once or over the next year. Mix and match to see just how much you can save.