Do you carry cash?

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  1. j.amie profile image60
    j.amieposted 11 years ago

    Do you carry cash?

    I have become so accustomed to using a debit card for everything that I never have cash with me when I need it!

  2. lilibees profile image60
    lilibeesposted 11 years ago

    I always carry cash, I hate debit cards, and atm cards they are a big rip off in my opinion.

  3. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 11 years ago

    I can relate. I don't think hardly anyone carries cash anymore. Every once in a while though I'll go to a place (small cafe or something) where they take only cash. I've had to ask other people to pay... kind of embarrassing.

  4. writerofthetimes profile image61
    writerofthetimesposted 11 years ago

    Always there are times when cash speaks louder; sometimes a credit card just is not leverage to buy. However if you show a car sales mean 5,000 cash your guaranteed a great deal.

  5. ArefinShams profile image61
    ArefinShamsposted 11 years ago

    I carry cash and money both. Because some places, like when you have to pay the taxi driver, you can not use card.

  6. Brupie profile image66
    Brupieposted 11 years ago

    I too use a debit card wherever possible, but have found so many situations that demand cash that I have not abandoned it (farmers' markets, small ethnic restaurants, garage or yard sales, kid's allowance).  I find $40 may last me a month if I make a point of using the debit card for everything else.

    If someone showed me $5,000 cash to buy a car, I would become very nervous about what that person did to get it.

  7. plogan721 profile image80
    plogan721posted 11 years ago

    I carry mostly small change in case the place I go to has not adapted to new technology.   I mostly use my debt card for everything from food to what not's.

  8. kjetil profile image40
    kjetilposted 11 years ago

    I always carry some cash just in case.. you never know you know smile

  9. Smaridge01 profile image67
    Smaridge01posted 11 years ago

    I'm in flux on this one at the moment. I got in the habit of using plastic all the time, debit card, and that was fine. But then I went back to my old Boy Scout ways, keeping some cash on hand for smaller purchases or where they don't take plastic. Also, it's nice to have cash when I find myself someplace where I don't trust them with my credit card.

    Going forward, honestly, I am hoping to get out from under all my plastic and try it the other way around. I want to carry cash for everything, and only one plastic in case I'm in a pinch. I feel like cash is more genuine? Like it will keep me more honest about what I really need, and what I'm really paying out for it. We'll see how that goes. big_smile


  10. profile image57
    Kelly Vin Waskeeposted 11 years ago

    Yes i do but only $200 or less. Some small business in my local area still not accepting credit card.

  11. onceuponatime66 profile image61
    onceuponatime66posted 11 years ago

    I always carry cash because I don't believe in banks and credit cards.  But that is Me.  Nice question by the way.

  12. profile image49
    zack14posted 11 years ago

    i carry a $50 and 4 $10s. Some places just don't accept cards and if there's something wrong with my card, i still have cash

  13. MarionAnn profile image63
    MarionAnnposted 10 years ago

    I use to be a debit card junkie, but now I carry cash, especially with craft fairs, farmers markets and other small businesses that don't have a creidt/debit card machine. You just never know smile

  14. rocky99 profile image57
    rocky99posted 10 years ago

    debit cards make it too easy.   banks and businesses would probably prefer to do away with the cash system.  it is statistically proven that you will spend more if you use plastic.  that is why the fast food restaurants switched to accepting debit cards about 10 years ago.  i still like to carry cash when i can.  it always seems to hurt more when you use cash to pay for things.

  15. shynsly profile image61
    shynslyposted 10 years ago

    Always. For one, I'm terrible at money management and learned one too many times the hard way about ass-uming you have more then you do (#$#@ overdraft fees!). If you primarily do everything with cash, pretty hard to spend money you don't have (note to the Fed goobermint).

    Plus it seems like about every third transaction I make is at a cash register with a hand written sign saying, "sorry, credit/debit machine down".

    We have one prepaid debit card we use for online or over the phone, everything else is cold hard cash.

  16. TomC35 profile image59
    TomC35posted 10 years ago

    I try to these days because I once had my bank tell me someone unauthorized was trying to use my card.  I am careful about using it online, but a friend commented on how at restaurants I always paid with my card, and they would take it to the back out of my site.  He made me realize there was a good chance that is how my information was stolen..the old fashioned way.  Therefore I try to carry cash for that reason, as well as because some small convenient stores want you to purchase a $5 minimum or so to be able to use a card.

  17. Rob Hanlon profile image59
    Rob Hanlonposted 10 years ago

    Yes I do carry cash, just enough for one day. Though this morning I was in a Supermarket and an elderly couple were buying a newspaper and asking for cashback in coins on their credit card just to have a coin to use the trolley !


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