Monday, June 15, 2009

4,000 Questions - #13: Cash

I won't be getting very far on this little bit of dough.
Here's the background info on the 4,000 Questions posts...

Question #13: How much cash do you normally carry with you?

You know, for someone who works for a financial services company, with a bank office right downstairs, I seldom have any cash on me. And, I've discovered that most of my co-workers are the same way! We're so used to using Debit Cards for everything, or using online banking, that we just don't seem to have cash in our purses or pockets. In fact, I'm always a bit perturbed when I actually DO have to pay with cash, which is a rarity. Even fast food restaurants take Debit Cards now.

The photo at right shows the measly four bucks I found when I just checked my purse to answer this question.

TRIVIA: the term "buck" in reference to a dollar comes from the days when buckskin was used as a form of currency.

How much cash do YOU normally carry with you?


Alaska-womom said...

Good question. Well here is the truth--not as much money as I'd like!
Seriously though, back in my commercial fishing days I used to keep wads of hunnies tucked in my britches--now I have a debit card and maybe some emergency cash in the truck--usually $10.00 or less. Darn.

LoveANewIdea said...

I hear you. I keep hoping I win the lottery, but it hasn't happened yet - fingers still crossed!

JoeinVegas said...

I use the debit card for most things, but usually carry cash to leave tips. Right now I've got a half dozen two dollar bills (everyone likes them) and about thirty dollars in small bills. No coins - too much weight in pockets.

LoveANewIdea said...

Oooh,LOVE the idea of the $2 for tips. I like those myself! Do you ask for them at the bank? I always think of them as a bit tough to come by.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Down here in Oz there are 1 and 2 dollar coins. They are small, light, and gold coloured. Very handy. I usually keep a few of them with me, especially if I'm going to the hardware store on the weekends when they have a sausage barby set up for $2. Toss em a little coin and you get lunch, no worries.

Otherwise, it's plastic for pretty much everything. However, I may hit an ATM for some cash if I'm hitting multiple shops that day.

LoveANewIdea said...

Interesting on the coins...Canada has something similar, and they call the $1 the loonie (has a loon on it) and the $2 a two-nie. Wonder what you're money is called there?


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