Not So Petty Cash
In today’s day and age why would anyone need any cash at all – let alone practically use it as carry on luggage at the airport? Let me carry on a bit about how important it can be to carry cash on hand at all times.
Building on a previous post ($20 Break), I thought it might be useful to highlight some of the many reasons that $20 cash might come in handy.
For example: getting cash discounts, making untraceable purchases, splitting a bill, tipping, paying tolls, dodging fees (i.e. ATMs), avoiding credit card issues (i.e. denied), giving donations, budgeting, accessing cash-only venues (i.e. vending machines), funding short-term emergencies, and avoiding credit card fraud.
Cash and Carry
Personally, I can think of a few pickles I’ve been in (or times I’ve been tickled pink) where this $20 saved the day. The best example was when I was visibly pregnant and trying to catch a plane, but desperately needed a snack. The Starbucks line was knee deep so I cut to the front, quickly left a $5 bill on the counter, grabbed a banana, made eye contact to ensure an agreement was made, and flashed a guilty smile as I dashed away to make my connection.
According to an article published by Bankrate, 9% of people go about their day cashless; while petty, I hope this post inspires them to ready for their next cash-only moment!