What You Can Do With An Extra $10

We all know this feeling: you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, you stumble upon a dollar bill on the ground. You look around and realize, with no one else around to claim it, it’s yours to keep.

Now what? As you slip the dollar into your pocket, maybe your mind starts running a list of things to do with the money. But, in reality, what can you do with an extra $1, $5, or maybe even $10? It might seem like there’s not a lot you can do with anything below $20, but the possibilities are actually endless.

So, if you have $10 in your pocket right now, you’re in luck. We’ve put a list together with our favorite things to do with that crisp $10 bill.

Save it for the future

We all have a list of things we need to save for. Whether you’re saving up for a beach vacation, or you want to save up for school, saving every dollar helps in the long run.

Financial health is just as important as financial wealth, which means saving for your future is extremely important. With that $10 you can start a savings account and jump start your retirement plans, or you can just save up for a rainy day.

However you decide to save that $10, think on the bright side. Maybe in a few days, you’ll have another $10, and you’ll be a little closer to reaching your financial goals.

Random act of kindness

Random acts of kindness are always appreciated—no matter how small or how big the act is. If you have $10 to spare, consider a random act of kindness. If you need ideas, we’ve got you covered:

  • Buy a meal for someone
  • Pay for the person behind you at the coffee shop
  • Buy clothes for someone in need
  • Leave an extra $10 tip at your favorite restaurant
  • Donate it to charity

If you’re looking to donate to a good cause, check out the Built With Bitcoin Foundation. By donating, you’ll help build schools, water wells, and sustainable farms for communities around the world.

Buy Bitcoin

Bitcoin can be confusing and it can come off as intimidating to a lot of people. You may have even heard people say: “Bitcoin is too expensive” or “I can’t afford to buy a Bitcoin”. But, we’re here to let you in on a little tip. You don’t need to buy a whole Bitcoin. In fact, you can own, say, $10 worth of Bitcoin.

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With exciting platforms like Paxful, you can buy Bitcoin with smaller amounts of money. Paxful has over 400 payment methods, so whether you want to buy Bitcoin with your credit card or with cash, you can get creative with how to invest your $10.

Treat a loved one (or yourself)

We all love getting treats, and that includes your family and friends. If you have an extra $10, think of how you can extend that to make your loved ones’ day a little brighter.

You don’t need to shell out your entire bank account to make someone’s day. A little can go a long way. Consider getting your mom a nice flower bouquet. Or maybe treat your dad, brother, or whoever to that expensive latte they love. Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something, too.

It’s not a lot, but it sure isn’t a little

While you may not be able to do everything you want to in life with $10, a $10 bill is certainly a starting point for some things. Whether you decide to save it, invest it in crypto, or spend it on a friend or a good cause, we encourage you to get creative. We said it before, and we’ll say it again, the possibilities are endless.

What are some other ways you can spend $10? Comment below for your best ideas.

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