What is the largest denomination bill you would carry in your purse/pocket?

I rarely see hundred dollar bills! - US hundred dollar bill
United States
November 3, 2007 9:17am CST
lol...I seldom see more than a $20 except on the 4th of the month when I get my social security check and go to the bank and cash it. My rep. payee pays my bills and rent and I get a whopping $355 a month to pay my other "incidentals" and groceries. I usually ask for 3 $100 bills because their going into my debit card anyway and I don't like to carry a lot of bills around. What is the largest denomination bill you will carry on yourself? Would you rather have a lot of small bills or a couple of larger ones?
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19 responses
@mlhuff12 (798)
• United States
4 Nov 07
Now adays I don't usually carry cash. Right now I have a couple of pennies in my wallet and thats it. Whenever I pay for things I either use my debit or credit card. Much easier that way too. But a couple of years ago I always had cash in my wallet. I used to be a waitress and made maybe $100 a day in tips. And a lot of times I liked to trade all my ones for either $50's or $100. I did this because after going to the bank with all of these one dollar bills I felt bad that they had to count them all. So I just traded for larger bills to help out the people at the bank. I don't even know what the next denomination after 100 is. But I do know that I would be crazy to keep that large amount in my wallet when it could be stored safely in my bank account.
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• United States
4 Nov 07
I waitressed many years ago and loved having all that cash on me even when it was just $5's and $10's.
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@TrevaUK (142)
4 Nov 07
This reminds me of a time I walked into the PC world store to purchase a LCD Screen for £299 GBP, the cashier looked at me in a funny way when I handed him £300 in £10,s and £20,s. £300 is about 600 USD. I usually only carry about £20, If I need more I have my ATM Card.
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• United States
4 Nov 07
Cashiers make me crazy when they look at us funny for handing them money in a way they think is odd. The way I see it is money is money no matter how we give it to them.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
4 Nov 07
The most I have ever carried is a $20 bill or several of them. I would rather have smaller ones than a few large ones - I don't know why but i just do :)
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• United States
4 Nov 07
I just don't like having a lot of singles. Whenever I look at them it looks like I have so much money when in reality it could just be $10! lol...
• India
4 Nov 07
I live in india.. There;s no place for $
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
3 Nov 07
There are bills higher than a $20?! Kidding, Kidding. Because my landlord is technically illegally renting me my apartment he makes me pay my rent in cash, which is a pain in the butt let me just say. I hate carrying around cash period. So when I get the money out of the bank I usually do it through the atm so I get $20's but sometimes I'll go inside and get the $100 dollar bills, but aside from putting them in my secret rent money hiding space and giving it to my landlords wife (who i have to pay rather than him cause he's all lame about his illegal business ha ha and won't even take the cash) I don't carry that stuff around. so, yeah. $20. but i rarely even carry cash.
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• United States
3 Nov 07
lol...sounds like a great landlord you have there! At least a money order would be a lot better wouldn't you think? And so much easier on you!
@raychill (6530)
• United States
3 Nov 07
ha ha well the thing is that there can be no "paper trail" to trace him to illegally renting to me. It's pretty stupid. Basically I rent an apartment in his garage and he just doesn't have the place zoned for an apartment so he just says his kid lives here. so even if I did a money order his wife would have to get the money and there would be a "paper trail" I just wonder what my bank thinks when I take the same amount of cash out around the same time every month!
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• United States
4 Nov 07
lol..I'm sure the fact that you take out the same amount of cash from your bank account every month can't ba any kind of paper trail..lol...NOT.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
My money is tightly budgeted, ctry, and I only see the larger bills when I get my check. Like you, I keep most of my money on debit cards because it is just easier. I rarely carry more than $50 on me. What with all the robberies going on, it is better to be safe than sorry.
• United States
3 Nov 07
I love the beginning of the month just to see those larger bills! lol...not that I get to keep them but I like to know they still exist...lolol...
• United States
3 Nov 07
If you ever watch TV you see the credit card commercials where the guy or girl uses cash and the flow of everything slows down. The only time I use cash is when the purchase is under $5.00
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
4 Nov 07
The largest I'll carry (when I actually get my hands on one LOL) is $100 bill...Thats really rare though LOL Hell its rare that I get a $1 in my possession LOL
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• United States
4 Nov 07
You have that right! The only time I see a large amount of money is the beginning of the month. It's all down hill after that.
@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
3 Nov 07
Whenever I go to the bank teller machine I usually only withdraw 30 Euro and my kids always complain about it, I should withdraw more they reckon. But 30 Euro in 10 Euro bills is enough for my needs, so why should I withdraw more? I feel very uncomfortable when I must carry bigger amounts, like 60, 80 or a 100, which I absolutely hate, as cashiers always have to double check those! If I need to spend a bigger amount, I rather put it on the credit or bank card!
• United States
3 Nov 07
Don't you love it when the cashiers look at you like your a thief when you give them a big bill? That's one thing that really irks me.
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
3 Nov 07
i dont carry too much money in my wallet or in my pocket i use atm card when i go shopping because i dont have credit card the largest money i can carry into my wallet or pocket is $20 or 995 pesos in philippine money:-)
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• United States
3 Nov 07
I still say debit cards are the best way to go. There are never any problems of getting robbed and they could never get the pin any way!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
3 Nov 07
LOL this is amusing to me. My s/o has weird superstitions. He says $50's are unluky...it's some racing thing. So he won't carry them around. When he goes to the bank he tries to get only $100's (if he's taking a lot of mony out) and $20's. If he does get any $50's guess what he does with them? Gives them to me for grocery shopping. Hey, I like $50's but it's kinda like saying here walk under this ladder for me to catch my black cat on Friday the 13th! The largest I carry would be those unlucky $50's once in awhile but mostly $10's and $20's.
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• United States
3 Nov 07
lol....such a sweet s/o huh? You get robbed and that's ok but not your s/o! I find that hilarious!
@cowlady (270)
• United States
4 Nov 07
When I cash my check the bank likes to give me 100's but I prefer 20's. Alot of places will not take a hundred dollar bill.
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• United Arab Emirates
4 Nov 07
Maximum money I carry with me is AED. 100 or sometimes AED 500 when I go out alone. Otherwise when I am with my hubby, I do not carry a purse. I can move more freely with having to worry about my money.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
4 Nov 07
Sometimes its a 5s or a couple 10s. I do use the card a bit more, but really not that much! I don't spend that much in either case. Other times I do have a 20 or two on me. Don't think I'd ever get any higher than that on my person.
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• India
3 Nov 07
In India, 1000 rupee is the largest denomination, and after which 500 rupee note finds place. Most of the times i have 500 rupee note or 100 rupee notes. On rare cases, where im to take large sum of cash, i convert it into 1000 rupee denomination and carry it in my wallet.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
6 Nov 07
It is rare for me to have hundreds or even fifties and really most of the month I won't even have a twenty on me HEHE. I pretty much buy everything I need the day I get paid and most goes to bills through bank transfer it just stays in the bank. So by the next day I am lucky if I have a twenty in my purse. LOL Oh well...
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
6 Nov 07
I don't usually carry much money on me at all. On rare ocassions I may have a $50 note, & more often $20 notes. For a start, is is too big a risk to carry large denominations of cash.
@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Doesn't really matter what YOU want to carry - majority of places won't take/cash more than a $20 bill, so why carry larger? I just make my bank give me $20. They can afford it!
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Oh wouldn't it be nice if just once in our lives we walked around with a $1,000 bill??? LOL Most times like you I have dollar, fives, tens or twenties. It's been a LONG time since I've had any hundred dollar bills...uh, gee what is that? Can't even remember which president is on it...LOL I know Grant is on the fifties, right??
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
4 Nov 07
I prefer twenties even if their are a lot. Some people are weird about taking hundreds and its just easier to have smaller denominations in bills. But I usually use my debit/atm card anyways. But when I do carry cash its twenties or smaller. My dad carries hundreds. I think its an older man thing. I noticed a lot of older men carry them around. Ps. Congratulations on being my five hundredth post. Yay! : )