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Hire some dumb kids to shovel it for you. Take out a chess board, and put a $1 bill on the first square (fold it up or something). Tell them that was for the first scoop of snow they clear out. Then tell them that you will put $1 for every doubling of scoops they remove. Assuming the kids could move one cubic foot of snow per shovelful, you would only end up having to pay them $m to remove the geometrical summation defined by:
sum (2^(n-1)), n=1 to n=m.

For $10, they would have to move 1023 cu ft of snow.

This trick is a shamelessly ancient tactic, usually utilized to rob dumb rich kings of all their money (or rice).
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