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Old 03-29-2011, 08:48 PM   #41
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I have only $20 now, because the young wife has decided she needs cash and I'm way more convenient than an ATM.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #42
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$42 in my wallet. Being in a small town I rarely use credit cards, it's easier to write a check for most purchases. If I get moved I guess I'll have to get used to using my debit card or CC. I've had the debit card for two years and have never used it. Actually I've never used an ATM either.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #43
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$600. Unusual for me, but we just sold DH's car for $600.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #44
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$40 right now, but that is lower than normal because I haven't been to my ATM lately. Usually between $100 and $300.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:55 PM   #45
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Usually around USD150 equivalent. Go to the ATM when it gets down to USD100. Even if I go out for a walk, I carry a little bit of cash in case I lose my house keys or emergencies like that.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:57 PM   #46
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:57 PM   #47
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:09 PM   #48
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I start each month with $50 in cash. It's for my own personal spending and most months I end the month with more than half of it left. This month I only have $11 left. I went out to lunch with my sister and niece and paid for some postage. I don't know where the rest went. We put all expenses on the PenFed card for the rebate but I make a point of tipping with cash if we go out to eat.

It's rare for me to not know exactly where it went, I'm just like that. I'm making an effort to let go and spend it so I guess I was successful this month.

DH gets $80 for the month and by the middle of the month he'll have less than $20 and he'll be down to ones by the last week. I've asked him if he'd like more cash for the month and he doesn't want any more than $80. He doesn't like to think about money so for him to have control over $80 at a time (and make it last a month) is enough of a fiscal exercise.

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A related question...does anyone keep an "emergency $20" in their car glove compartment ? Or lesser amounts?
I have found this habit to be extremely useful when I am in places where cash is king (no ATMs nearby).
Maybe it's a "living in the boondocks and the power may go out" thang.
I did that for my son when he went to college in my old car. He ended college with that same $20 in an envelope so it's his now (in a better car). It was for gas if he was broke or for an emergency.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:11 PM   #49
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$ 132 and change . I was going out to dinner with my gym pals and we all just throw money in so I needed the cash . Plus afterwards we were going to ( Okay don't be shocked ) drag queen bingo which is done to raise money for Aids and the place only takes cash .
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:08 AM   #50
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$87 at the moment. I still pay cash for gasoline and if we go out to eat I pay cash for that. There's just something that irks me about writing a check for something long after it's been used/consumed.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:17 AM   #51
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Me $0. DH usually has around $40 in his wallet. No coins either.
Like other wives, I've found he's way handier than an ATM!
I keep a couple of debit cards and a Penfed CC in my wallet.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:34 AM   #52
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Always ZERO in the wallet....Dad taught me to carry currency in the front pocket for safety....

$566 currently....not unusual since I frequently shop flea markets, coin shops, etc. looking
for my next treasure....and cash talks!
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:43 AM   #53
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I keep $100 tucked away in the corner of the wallet for emergencies. I have only had to use it once when the restaurant would not take a credit card. I keep ~$30 in spending cash but it lasts a long time because I put just about all charges on a credit card and pay it off each month.
I couldn't imagine leaving home without some cash. One day my credit card might not work or something....
Same here. $100 (2-50's) tucked away & $40-60 in the main bill pocket.

I use a CC card for most big items but I'm one of those folks that use the cash envelope method of budgeting. Going to dinner or grocery shopping? I take it out of the envelope and have the bills in my wallet.

Knowing myself, if I would use a CC card for these two items I know that I would spend more than I budgeted.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:58 AM   #54
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$35 at the moment.
I get $120 of "honey money" every two weeks, sometimes I have to tell her I don't need it, other times I'm down to near zero.
Use debit for gas, rarely buy anything so it can sometimes last for weeks.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:04 AM   #55
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I consider myself super rich if I have a $20 bill in my wallet. Having been a business owner for many years, you get used to living by CC because then, at least, you have some record for Uncle Sammie at the end of the year.

In the State of Texas you are considered indigent if you have less than $3 on you. Most of the time that's what I had. Call me "Indigent."
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:47 AM   #56
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:52 AM   #57
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Still have the same $37 from yesterday; don't seem to spend much since I started taking my breakfast and lunch to work instead of going to Starbucks and McDonald's.
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2000 pesos (about $170) but pay for most things in cash.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:15 PM   #59
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