Friday, August 31, 2007

Gave away $20 yesterday

Things are rolling along nicely here. Another work week is almost over and most of us here in the U.S. have a 3-day weekend, since we have off Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

I'm going to take some time this weekend to relax. I'm also going to devote some time to making improvements to the Giving Away Free Money site, add content, and make this blog look a little more seamless with the rest of the site.

I decided to give away a little more cash yesterday, and may give away more money this weekend too. It was just $20 but it will be used to help buy a birthday gift for a deserving child.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll talk to you again soon, and will keep handing out the dollars as long as you keep writing.

If you'd like to ask for money, just email me and let me know what you need.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The requests for free money come rolling in (Day 4)

Well, just three days into this project and suddenly my e-mail box was full of interesting requests from people around the world yesterday. It was a little overwhelming. So if I don't answer everyone all at once, please forgive me. It will take a little time to carefully consider each request, organize them, and then decide which ones to select.

I can tell this is going to be very, very interesting and fun for all of us.

Since I have the chance, I'll share some thoughts and advice that will probably help with your requests.

I received various requests yesterday. Some were for smaller amounts like $50 or $100. Others were for very large amounts, like $10,000 or $20,000.

I understand that some folks' needs are greater than others, and I'll definitely work to help them out. But in order to help the greatest number of people, I can fill more of the smaller requests than the larger ones. Is it possible I could send you $10,000? Yes. But it's much more likely that I'd be able to send you $100 to help with your utility bills or to get a new suit for an interview than for me to fund the purchase of your new home or car.

So carefully consider your request. You've got a much better chance of having your wish fulfilled with smaller requests. Plus remember, you can always come back and ask for more 30 days later.

If you'd like to ask for money, just email me and let me know what you need.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I gave away free money yesterday!

I got a request yesterday afternoon from Mike in California. He asked for some money to buy books for school (college).

He shared that he plans to get a degree in mechanical engineering, and books and materials for this subject get expensive.

While I didn't offer to pay for all of his books, I did offer him $10 toward his needs, which he graciously accepted.

If nothing else, he'll be able to use it for pizza while studying or hanging out.

Usually, I will send gifts via check or money order, especially if they're larger than $20. But this time I opted to mail cash.

I hope to share more stories like this with you soon!

If you'd like to ask for money, just email me and let me know what you need.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Day 2 - All quiet. Headed to work.

Contrary to popular belief, this site is not my full time occupation.

I have to leave for work in about 10 minutes. Another glorious Monday. I think it may be raining outside, although I haven't looked closely yet.

For now, the money pile remains full and waiting for requests.

I hope everyone has a great day, and I'll check back for requests this afternoon.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Day 1 - My money is here for the taking

cashSo today the website has launched. I'm not sure if there's another site out there that gives away free money, but I'm hoping this idea catches on.

If you want money, all you have to do is ask.

And so I, and the money, wait.