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How much cash is usually in your wallet?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jame, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    Me? Usually between $20 and $100, but it doesn't hang out at the $100 number for very long.

    I'm not talking mad money, or what if money. I'm talking walkin' around money.
     
  2. moeman

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    $200-500, couple one hundreds the rest 20's and smaller.

    My ATM if I take out the limit of $400 gives three c- notes.
     

  3. Old Army Guy

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    None. I don't carry cash. Don't have the need.
     
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  5. Louisville Glocker

    Louisville Glocker Urban Redneck

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    Lately ten bucks. Plastic, man.
     
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  6. DocCasualty

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    I pull $200 from the ATM and replenish when that's getting low. Seems to work as any major purchase is paid with plastic.
     
  7. Ftttu

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    Zero point zero. Cards only.
     
  8. nursetim

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    Do they still print those Petrie papers?
     
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  9. STEM retired

    STEM retired Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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    Now that I am no longer required to work for a living, my retirement pension is deposited into my credit union account on the first day of every month.

    I usually stop by my local credit union branch office on that same day to withdraw $200 (4 x $10 and 8 x $20). I go inside rather than use the drive-up ATM since the ATM does not dispense the bills in the denominations that I prefer and I like to socialize with the friendly tellers and get a free donut and juice.

    This allows me to carry $50 in my wallet at the beginning of each week (1 x $10 and 2 x $20).
    After I dole out my weekly "allowance" I store the remaining funds in a wicker basket in the front foyer of my house (in other words I do not carry the entire $200 around with me).

    Therefore, my weekly allowance for restaurant meals/tips, odds-and-ends, is $50 each week.
    If I spend all $50 before the week is over, I wait until the next week before I replace the money in my wallet. In other words, once my allowance is spent, I am done for that week.

    NOTE: I pay for gasoline and groceries with a cash rewards credit card (which is paid off entirely at the end of each month to eliminate any fees).

    As it turns out, though, oftentimes at the end the month, I still have over $100 in cash left over since I just don't seem to be able to find enough things to spend my money on.

    All of the leftover cash at the end of the month goes into my "Prince Albert" tobacco can that I use for my "mad money" when I am traveling. During my last vacation, I spent all of my mad money. Since then I currently have over $1200 in my Prince Albert, mad money, cash can.

    By the way, I can't even find enough things to purchase with the rest of my monthly pension that is deposited into my account, so even though I am retired, I still end up transferring almost $1500 every month into savings out of my monthly pension payment. And I am not even taking social security yet even though I am already eligible.

    This is the cross that I have to bear after working for 42 years and retiring with no mortgage, no car payments, and no debts.
     
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  10. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I am like you, retired of STEM.
    I generally have $100.00 in my wallet and an additional $500.00 hidden in the house in case, for some reason, my credit card doesn't work. I only have the one. The only thing that I pay for in cash is pizza every two months or so
    I see no reason to give a pizza place my credit card information.

    And, like you, no debt, so my pension and investments are more than I spend.
     
  11. STEM retired

    STEM retired Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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    I have a confession to make. I misspoke when I said I carried $50 in my wallet.

    I do not carry a wallet. I carry my cash in a Swiss Army knife money clip with:
    - my drivers license
    - my CHL
    - one credit card
    - my medical insurance card

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Remember back in the 1960s when all of the men's clothing designers decided that we didn't need back pockets anymore? :ack:

    I pack a wallet and a duplicate set of keys in one front pocket, primary set of keys and a knife in the other. Hanky in one back pocket. The other remains empty.

    :fred:
     
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  13. STEM retired

    STEM retired Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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    Ha ha. I don't think I ever bought any of those pants but I do recall that trend.
    Levis always came with 5 pockets.

    I carry my money clip and my 2 keys (house and car) in my right front pocket.
    A handkerchief and 2-3 throat lozenges (I have a dry throat) in my left front pocket.
    Nothing in my back pockets.
    G19 IWB.

    My spare keys are in a magnetic Hide-A-Key (gorilla taped for extra security) underneath my vehicles.

    By the way, I never carry coins. I leave them on the table/counter or give them away to kiddos.

    Edited to Add: How Do You Know You Are an Old Man? I carry a hanky.
     
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  14. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I carry a 1911 as a sidearm.
    So, you know that I'm old.
    I also never carry coins anymore.

    Why do they keep including watch pockets in jeans when folk haven't toted a pocket watch for a hundred years?
     
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  15. STEM retired

    STEM retired Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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    Darn you, Tous! You just reminded me that I misspoke once again!!!

    I carry my FITBIT ONE activity monitor in that watch pocket!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOTE: My Fitbit serves as my activity monitor and my watch since I never wear a wrist watch and I refuse to carry a cell phone around with me everywhere I go. My job required me to carry around a pager - then a cell phone. Now that I am retired I tell everyone to leave me a message and I'll call them back when (and if) I feel like it. No message = no callback.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. crockett

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    Not a cent, and I hate change. There's $20 in my cars just in case I run into a toll or the gas stations lost connection to their credit card payment processor and that's it.
     
  17. Alchemy

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    I carry as much as my wife let's me have. At last count I had $7 in my wallet. And you know what? My wife carries my wallet in her purse. I've been keeping a secret from her though. I found a $20 bill in my desk. It's my secret!
     
  18. PhotoFeller

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    I carry $25-$50 in my left front pocket folding money clip along with two credit cards. The cash is primarily for tips. All purchases are paid by credit card. Credit card bills are paid off on time every month.
     
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    $200-$400 in 20's. Don't do anything higher than 20's. Pay a lot with $$.
     
  20. GlockFish

    GlockFish Floyd

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    My dad taught me at a young age to always carry "walking around money". I consider that about $100.

    Then he ran off with a whore and moved to Florida.
     
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