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Old 08-07-2019, 06:11 AM   #141
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100 to 300. 200 at the atm when the wallet gets down to 100
When I get down to $100 I stop at the credit union and get $200 out. I use a cc often but never Apple Pay or pay pal.

My wife carries little cash
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:22 AM   #142
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Between $100 and $200. Mostly for any losses incurred on the golf course and to buy a beer or two after the round (or during the round if deemed necessary).
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:25 AM   #143
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It will not be long before cash goes away.It almost seems silly to be getting pennies,nickels and dimes back from a cashier.Cash,coins should just be eliminated and I am someone who has always used a lot of cash.
I'm trying to imagine trying to buy something at a local festival & giving the vendor a credit card. Same for kids selling door to door for a school fundraiser. Ought to be amusing.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:37 AM   #144
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Between $100 and $200. Mostly for any losses incurred on the golf course and to buy a beer or two after the round (or during the round if deemed necessary).
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:04 AM   #145
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I agree, a few hundred. Still prefer to use Credit Cards to track spending and have records and of course the, oh so important, airline miles!
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:18 AM   #146
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usually around $10, sometimes $20 but always in $1's and $5's. I'm not a fan of cash. My credit card keeps a good record of my spending and makes it easy to categorize when I review my spend rate 3 or 4 times a year.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:12 AM   #147
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My walking around money is usually less than $50. However I always have $200 stashed either in the car or a hidden pocket in my wallet. I call that my "Redneck Emergency Fund"
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:17 AM   #148
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I'm trying to imagine trying to buy something at a local festival & giving the vendor a credit card. Same for kids selling door to door for a school fundraiser. Ought to be amusing.
I'll bet most all vendors who do anything semi-regularly have a swipe device for cards. I have one for my running club, for people who sign up for races on race day and want to use a card.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:18 AM   #149
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I always have $200 stashed either in the car
Can we get license plate numbers, pics of vehicles and where they're parked, etc, so that we might offset our travel expenses if/when doing a road trip?
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:21 AM   #150
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Between $6 and $30 usually. I rarely spend it because I card everything for those sweet sweet points. Unless it's under $2, then I usually use cash.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:33 AM   #151
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It is a rare day that I don't have a $20 bill, a $10 bill, a few $5 bills, and a few $1 bills...usually about $50 in cash. This helps immensely if you have unforeseen car trouble, or any other unplanned need. How about you folks ?[/QUOTE]

Ditto, usually $50-70 in pocket.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:53 AM   #152
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$200 to $400 in cash "just in case" because I'm old school, emphasis on OLD. Use CC most of the time.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:56 PM   #153
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I'm trying to imagine trying to buy something at a local festival & giving the vendor a credit card. Same for kids selling door to door for a school fundraiser. Ought to be amusing.


The vendors at the “farmers market” have the little card reader that plugs into your phone. Sign with your finger. Provide email if you need a receipt but cc sends a transaction notice by email or text anyway. The kids selling door to door just get a cash donation from me anyway.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:17 PM   #154
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I'm trying to imagine trying to buy something at a local festival & giving the vendor a credit card. Same for kids selling door to door for a school fundraiser. Ought to be amusing.
Many vendors at local festivals,most actually at the ones I attend take cc’s.Kids selling door to door will adapt with the technology.There is actually a cute commercial on tv I have seen about a guy using the excuse he had no cash and the Girl Scouts had some type of phone app he could pay on so they nailed him
Who ever thought not that long ago that you would go grocery shopping and check yourself out.The world is changing cash is a dinosaur.How much longer before newspapers are online only?Magazines?
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:20 PM   #155
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I honestly believe the main attraction to cash is personal freedom from having everything you do being monitored.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:38 PM   #156
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I honestly believe the main attraction to cash is personal freedom from having everything you do being monitored.
That and a number that a criminal can run with. In real life or the net.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:40 PM   #157
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Many vendors at local festivals,most actually at the ones I attend take cc’s.Kids selling door to door will adapt with the technology.There is actually a cute commercial on tv I have seen about a guy using the excuse he had no cash and the Girl Scouts had some type of phone app he could pay on so they nailed him
Who ever thought not that long ago that you would go grocery shopping and check yourself out.The world is changing cash is a dinosaur.How much longer before newspapers are online only?Magazines?
+1 on the festivals, including the rural ones we attend at times in FLA.
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Old 08-07-2019, 02:10 PM   #158
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Whatever the max ATM withdraw amount is. Around $300
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:44 PM   #160
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Will never use a debit card, well only at the ATM.
Agreed, I used one until a car rental agency double billed me. I never got the money back and have almost never used a debit card since. I also had a friend that took a weekend trip and the hotel shifted his charges two decimal points on the debit card. The $150 charge ended up as $15000 and he was overdrawn, had checks bounce and it took him a month to recover. Somehow they locked the $150 charge so it showed up OK but when they put through the final bill, it was inflated. He doesn't use debit cards either.

I used to require the bank to issue me an ATM card that wasn't a debit card until they stopped doing that.

I carry about $100 most of the time and only use cash a couple of times a month. Everything else goes on the CC, for the points you know. We went to Alaska on cc points this spring.

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