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(Washington Post)   Study shows that if you still carry cash in your wallet, you are a historical curiosity   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-05-12 09:33:23 AM  
There are many Places in the Pittsburgh PA area that do not take credit. I haves learned to keep cash on me.
 
2014-05-12 09:46:03 AM  
Neat!  I always wanted to be a historical curiosity.
 
2014-05-12 09:46:09 AM  
This here "historical curiosity" has found that having some real money on me comes in quite handy during the frequent technology failures/crashes our banks seem to experience.

Other "historical curiosity" protips:
- remembering (like in your head) phone numbers of loved ones/family
- knowing that TV sets have buttons on them that can be used if the remote is dead or lost
- not losing one's sh*t if the internet goes down
- being alone WITHOUT technology whilst sleeping or having a poo
 
2014-05-12 09:48:33 AM  
I have zero dollars on me right now. I usually only carry cash when I plan on gambling, or don't trust the bartender with running my tab.
 
2014-05-12 09:57:27 AM  
I always have at least a couple hundred bucks in cash in my wallet.  If you're not carrying at least one meal and cab fare with you, you're probably a total loser.
 
2014-05-12 09:57:48 AM  
And we need to keep on using that plastic more and more so we can pay those transaction fees

/think of those poor banks having to move all that data around
 
2014-05-12 10:00:28 AM  
I'd feel like a chump putting anything less than $5 on plastic.
 
2014-05-12 10:04:44 AM  
Don't you have to have  to be able to earn money in order to carry it in your wallet?
 
2014-05-12 10:12:46 AM  
I have nineteen cents in my purse
 
2014-05-12 10:17:27 AM  

DrunkenYodaZen: There are many Places in the Pittsburgh PA area that do not take credit. I haves learned to keep cash on me.


I found out the library doesn't accept cards to pay fines this weekend.  Oh, well, that'll get paid another day.  And then there's parking meters, contributions to kids' class trips/parties/etc.  I stopped carrying cash during my old job when people were constantly asking to borrow money, but man what a PITA not having a little cash on-hand can be.

Marcus Aurelius: I always have at least a couple hundred bucks in cash in my wallet.  If you're not carrying at least one meal and cab fare with you, you're probably a total loser.


This sounds like it is from a bad movie like "Swingers" or something.
 
2014-05-12 10:19:33 AM  
I've got a couple hundred bucks in a money clip in my front pocket, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2014-05-12 10:23:59 AM  
Every time I have cash on me my morning resembles the opening sequence to Married with Children and then I find I have none
 
2014-05-12 10:27:22 AM  
I have fifteen cents in MissFeasance's purse.
 
2014-05-12 10:28:38 AM  

MissFeasance: I have nineteen cents in my purse


How many dogs?
 
2014-05-12 10:28:40 AM  

oldfarthenry: This here "historical curiosity" has found that having some real money on me comes in quite handy during the frequent technology failures/crashes our banks seem to experience.

Other "historical curiosity" protips:
- remembering (like in your head) phone numbers of loved ones/family
- knowing that TV sets have buttons on them that can be used if the remote is dead or lost
- not losing one's sh*t if the internet goes down
- being alone WITHOUT technology whilst sleeping or having a poo


Okay, everybody. If shiat gets real, we're all crashing at Henry's house!
 
2014-05-12 10:29:09 AM  
Cash is king.  It's pathetic when I see a man who doesn't even have a quarter on him.  Sometimes you need cash.

Also, it's a lot harder for people to steal your identity or clone a card if you only use cash.
 
2014-05-12 10:29:38 AM  
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A wise guy don't carry his money in a wallet.
 
2014-05-12 10:30:25 AM  
History?  It even has a picture of Abraham Lincoln on it!
 
2014-05-12 10:30:43 AM  
A bazillion credit related security breaches recently means I've been moving back to cash for almost everything but online purchases.
 
2014-05-12 10:31:19 AM  
I always hold out cash to the cashier at the grocery and ask, "you guys accept this?" I like being the clever guy.
 
2014-05-12 10:31:29 AM  
The roomate dosent have a bank account or anything like that she uses check cashing places so I usually have cash on me when she pays rent. I usually use it for food and gas. And with all the data breaches lately I have been using cash way more.
 
2014-05-12 10:32:16 AM  

BunkoSquad: I'd feel like a chump putting anything less than $5 on plastic.


Not plastic. Debit. Significant difference.
 
2014-05-12 10:32:25 AM  
Strippers don't take American Express, subby.
 
JFC
2014-05-12 10:32:43 AM  
fark that. Carrying cash means paying less service fees.
 
2014-05-12 10:32:53 AM  

oldfarthenry: This here "historical curiosity" has found that having some real money on me comes in quite handy during the frequent technology failures/crashes our banks seem to experience.

Other "historical curiosity" protips:
- remembering (like in your head) phone numbers of loved ones/family
- knowing that TV sets have buttons on them that can be used if the remote is dead or lost
- not losing one's sh*t if the internet goes down
- being alone WITHOUT technology whilst sleeping or having a poo


You still poo?
 
2014-05-12 10:33:20 AM  

DrunkenYodaZen: There are many Places in the Pittsburgh PA area that do not take credit. I haves learned to keep cash on me.

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2014-05-12 10:33:39 AM  

groppet: The roomate dosent have a bank account or anything like that she uses check cashing places


Your roommate sounds like a criminal.  And poor.  But I repeat myself.
 
2014-05-12 10:33:43 AM  
paying for stuff in cash played a big part in getting me out of debt.  I still use it as much as I can.
 
2014-05-12 10:35:28 AM  
Look, the corner bar here in Chicago doesn't take those newfangled credit cards.

I need cash on me at all times.

/There's an ATM in there
//$3.50 fee
 
2014-05-12 10:35:32 AM  
i was surprised on a recent weekend in brooklyn by how many places are cash only.  of course every one of those places seems to have an ATM in the back.
 
2014-05-12 10:35:57 AM  
There's a pie place here in town that only takes cash. Every time I have a pie craving, I realize I don't have any cash on me and I don't want to go out of my way to hit an ATM. It's a frustrating cycle, but I have lost about 10 lbs.
 
2014-05-12 10:35:59 AM  
I always print my own cash, saves on trips to the ATM.  Here's a tip: If you put it in the dryer with poker chips, looks worn and nobody seems to notice the print quality
 
2014-05-12 10:36:13 AM  
and I always get stuck behing the asswipe that can't get his iPhone to wor with the scanner.
Fark you
 
2014-05-12 10:36:33 AM  

tricycleracer: A wise guy don't carry his money in a wallet.


Wise guy always carries his money in a roll.
 
2014-05-12 10:37:02 AM  
I generally have cash on me, then again I play poker every two weeks.  If not for that, I'd have pretty much zero reason to carry it.  Ballparks used to be another good reason but they all take credit now.
 
2014-05-12 10:37:16 AM  
I always try to keep at least a hundred or so on me.  There's many places that don't take plastic, plus it helps me keep track of what I am spending.

As said above, I feel like a tool putting something under $10 on my bank card.
 
2014-05-12 10:37:32 AM  
I always carry at least a $20 on me.
 
2014-05-12 10:38:30 AM  
I don't carry any cash in my wallet. I carry a money clip instead.

I like it when $27 feels like a pimp roll.
 
2014-05-12 10:38:33 AM  
Came here to plug daveramsey.com

There is an important psychological component to using cash instead of plastic.  You feel the pain with cash; not so much with plastic.  You'll spend less if you only spend cash.
 
2014-05-12 10:39:18 AM  

cwheelie: and I always get stuck behing the asswipe that can't get his iPhone to wor with the scanner.
Fark you


I always get stuck behind the old lady writing a check or the one who fishes pennies out of a giant change purse in order to pay her bill with correct change.
 
2014-05-12 10:39:35 AM  
I get $50/wk in cash. More than this is crazy, since you may be giving your wallet to a thug. Less than this is stupid, since smaller restaurants wither won't take credit/debit cards because of the transaction fees or will offer cash discounts. My favorite NY deli/pizzeria gives a 20% discount for cash.

Never, ever pay for anything but necessities and emergencies with a credit card. Always stay on a cash basis as much as is possible. Credit cards can be convenient, but one must pay the balance in full each month. Paying an 18% premium on a hamburger (and everything else) is the most expensive way to go. Save up for larger purchases.
 
2014-05-12 10:40:10 AM  

doublesecretprobation: i was surprised on a recent weekend in brooklyn by how many places are cash only.  of course every one of those places seems to have an ATM in the back.


A private ATM that charges insane service fees.
 
2014-05-12 10:41:21 AM  
91% of people carry cash, according to the article.
 
2014-05-12 10:41:24 AM  

Danger Mouse: doublesecretprobation: i was surprised on a recent weekend in brooklyn by how many places are cash only. of course every one of those places seems to have an ATM in the back.

A private ATM that charges insane service fees.


Actually, it's been my experience in NYC that bodega ATMs charge less than Bank of America and other national banks.
 
2014-05-12 10:41:36 AM  
I always try to have a moderate amount of folding ($50-100 range) in case.  Actually using it is highly seasonal.  I probably have the same $50 untouched in my wallet from November to March.  April-October, I go through a lot more cash.  Farmers' markets, garage sales, food trucks at music festivals, etc, etc.

/ one of those jerks who gets rolls of dollar coins and halves to spend
 
2014-05-12 10:41:54 AM  
I keep a photo of my Bitcoins in my wallet.
 
2014-05-12 10:42:20 AM  
I don't feel comfortable unless I have at least $60 in my pocket, and I don't feel comfortable waving around a credit or debit card for every small transaction.  I mean, buy a pack of cough drops for a buck and a half and give them a card?  Seriously?

When they come out with the Mind Control Monetary Transaction Implant Chips, I'm sure I'll be programmed to have a different opinion about it.
 
2014-05-12 10:42:56 AM  
I've always got money on me.  I predominantly use my credit card like most people (then pay it off right away, at least I'm getting travel points) but there are enough situations where cash is by far the easiest option.

/Plus I feel like a tool paying for a cup of coffee with my credit card
 
2014-05-12 10:43:15 AM  

Anayalator: I always hold out cash to the cashier at the grocery and ask, "you guys accept this?" I like being the clever guy.


And they respond "with proper ID".
 
GBB
2014-05-12 10:43:16 AM  
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