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$1 4 2.16%
$5 5 2.70%
$10 4 2.16%
$20 99 53.51%
$50 17 9.19%
$100 43 23.24%
over $100 5 2.70%
no cash 8 4.32%
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:32 PM   #41
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.....I never get anything larger than a $20 from my bank ATM, even in the rare cases where I needed to draw up to my bank limit of $600.
I recently withdrew $4,000 from the bank, and they nearly died when I said all 20's please.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:44 PM   #42
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well only $100s in my pocket but I sure wish they still made these:

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I will always be fond of the "Benjamin's"!
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:06 PM   #44
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This thread made me wonder how frequently I use cash. So I checked my bank account. The last time I withdrew cash was September 25, 2015 (over 5 months ago), when I took out $200, as ten crisp new $20 notes. I still have two of them in my purse. So I probably spend less than $400 in cash per year.
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I want to carry one of these in my wallet.

On eBay, people are paying as much as $15 for one as a collector's item. The smaller 10 Trillion bills are more common, and can be bought for a couple of bucks. Some other denominations seem rarer and command a higher price, such as the 50 Trillion bill, or the 20 Trillion, or the 500 Million. Ah, would be fun to have the whole series.

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In the course of less than 3 years, Zimbabwe had to exchange its currency 3 times to keep the number manageable. First, in 2006, it dropped 3 zeros. Then, in 2008, it dropped 10 zeros. Finally, it dropped 12 zeros in 2009.

That's 25 zeros in 3 years. It takes 10 trillion trillion old dollars to get a new one.
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I use CC or ATM 99% of the time so I can download and track it in quicken.

But I carry a bit of cash just in case I'm out for a meal with my sister or friend and need to split the bill or some such... I think I have $28 in my wallet right now.. and that's probably unchanged so far this year. I never carry larger than $20 bills.
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No USD but do have a $500 peso note which is worth a little over $27 USD at present so I ticked $20 in the poll.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:04 AM   #49
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50s..

I like to go into the "bank" to make my withdrawals now that I am ER. Can get things like free coffee cookies etc. Can also get Over the Counter advances from debit cards issued by other financial institutions with no fees (ie out of town , Online ones).

I just need to make sure that I do this during off-peak hours.

I also like to keep a stack of 1s and 5s in my house. I use these to break a 50 before I go out with my (still working) friends so that I can make change for everyone when needed.

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500 MXN or about 25-30 USD. Usually withdraw 15,000 at the bank. Cash society.
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I normally have about $60 - $75 cash in the billfold, but today I looked and I have two $100 bills, one $50 and a few smaller bills. We just returned from two weeks traveling and I always carry some cash because I still run into several places that do not take credit cards. Now that I have the bills out I will put most of it back in the safe.


I normally try to pay with a CC but there are still quite a few places that don't take them or they charge 3.5% extra when using the card.
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Usually the largest bill I have is a $20 but I found this one in a library book. I haven't tried to spend it yet but I'm pretty sure it's a fake....
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What is the largest denomination bill you have either with you now or in your wallet/purse? Do not count hidden money.
Curious, what do you mean by hidden money? I carry a couple of C-notes in a hidden fold in my wallet. The bills have been sitting there for around 5 years unspent. I've actually had the bills for 10 years but then I changed wallets.

Grew up in a cash economy so I don't feel comfortable without at least $200 on my person just in case of emergency. However, if the merchant accepts them, I always use credit cards for cashback and convenience. Typically, the only places I frequent in the US that don't accept CC or adds a surcharge are Chinese restaurants (Chinatown) but they're pretty cheap anyway. When traveling overseas, I carry $500 minimum although always less than $10,000. Concerned about debit card info getting stolen while traveling so I tend to use the ATM only as a last resort.
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Concerned about debit card info getting stolen while traveling so I tend to use the ATM only as a last resort.
I might just be fooling myself, but when I need cash while traveling I always try to use an ATM inside the lobby of a bank. I walk past all the people lined up to use machines on the sidewalk and never have to wait for one inside. I've also never had a problem since I started doing this.
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I might just be fooling myself, but when I need cash while traveling I always try to use an ATM inside the lobby of a bank.
I do it in town too.....figure it's a lot easier for a grab-'n-run outside, than it is if they have to open a door on the way.
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I just made some venison stew!
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I try to keep five $20's in my vehicles, and four $100 bills plus five $20's in my wallet.

Sometimes I have found cash is 'king' when I find a 'great' deal or need some help.
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