Do you carry alot of cash in your pocket?

United States
March 24, 2007 12:52pm CST
I never carry much cash on me. One reason being is that I have a checking account and that also enables me to use a debit card to pay all my bills..Usually I dont spend as much money if I dont have the actual cash in my hand..
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
I will never bring too much cash in my pocket, firstly because of safety reason, i can minimize my loss in case I drop it, also if I get a lot of money in my pocket, I tend to spend more, I do not always use credit card because I do not like to be in debt, but if I have much cash in my pocket, I will go to a restuarant for a $20 lunch,I will have no choice but having a loaf of bread for my lunch if I only have $10 in my wallet.
• United States
25 Mar 07
That is an interesting way to write it. .. I think most of us here posting are very slow to keep much cash in our pockets:)+
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
25 Mar 07
I dont bring too mcuh cash really since it will also tempting for me to spend it. the less cash on my wallet for the day, the less i will spend too.:) I dont have credit cards so it makes it safer as well. If i need to do something for the day, i bring enough for that and a little extra for emergency.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I agree with you..cash in the pocket is so tempting as cash is usually the only thing you dont keep records of ..Even debit card purchases must be recorded;)+
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I rarely carry a lot of cash on me when I am out as I use my debit card for most of my purchases these days. It is even nicer doing it this way because I get reward points for using my debit card instead of cash. It can be just as dangerous carrying a debit card with you as you still have the temptation of spending on things that we want or need.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Wow ..that's nice Ken..I wonder if our bank gives us reward for using our debit card.. I don't know with the debit card you still have to write it down as you do with a check..I find I think twice with the debit or check; but, that's just me;)+
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
25 Mar 07
No Sweet-heart I never carry alot of money. I have about three credit card I use or use checks. I feel safer with writing checks, and using my credit cards.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I am the same..I am spend less money when I don't have it ready at hand and I have to submit the entry in my check register:)+
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I rarely carry cash. If I have cash I don't even like to spend it. I have ha the same $20 in my wallet since December. LOL It will probably stay there until I go to gas up one day and the pat at the pump isn't working.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
Do you use a debit card or checks..Surely you have had bills from december to now;)+
• United States
24 Mar 07
We (hubby and I) are like you. We rarely carry cash. In fact hubby has had the same $5.00 in his pocket for over two weeks. We use our debit card for shopping and such, and write checks for all our bills. We only use the credit card for traveling and emergencies, because of the interest. Cash has become too much trouble.
• United States
24 Mar 07
Sometimes cash does come in handy..but I tend to spend less if I must use my debit or write a check.. I think twice before spending;)+