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#283835 - 02/21/17 07:55 PM Twenty bucks
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2191
So the taco place was open..but their credit/ debit card machine was down. Emergency $20 bill to the rescue. The tacos tasted even better...Knowing my EDC saved the day

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#283838 - 02/21/17 08:21 PM Re: Twenty bucks [Re: TeacherRO]
bws48 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 814
Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Yes! Always carry cash, and have an emergency stash at home. Amounts will vary with circumstances and needs, but never be without.
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#283839 - 02/21/17 09:43 PM Re: Twenty bucks [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2794
Loc: USA
Cash is by far the most flexible and often-used item from my EDC.

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#283843 - 02/22/17 03:34 AM Re: Twenty bucks [Re: TeacherRO]
Famdoc Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 73
Loc: PA
One of the EMP based disaster movies reference here showed a dad trying to get money out of an ATM to be able to buy supplies for his family.
No dice.
I've started carrying enough cash to get a room and meals for at least a day at all times.
Having had my identity stolen, perhaps with the aid of credit card copied at a business, I've also started paying with cash for as much as possible unless I swipe the credit card myself.

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#283844 - 02/22/17 04:19 AM Re: Twenty bucks [Re: Famdoc]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1929
Loc: Colorado
I usually carry $60. I should probably carry more. Except, that same $60 has been sitting in my wallet for years. Guess I don't run into too many emergencies.

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#283846 - 02/22/17 07:46 PM Re: Twenty bucks [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4592
Loc: SOCAL
I use cash much more than plastic -- gas, food, sundry items. When I have less than $100 in my wallet it's time to stop by an ATM.

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#286641 - 10/05/17 04:55 PM Re: Twenty bucks [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2191
I've added a spare set of keys to my EDC along with twenty bucks

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#286644 - 10/05/17 08:55 PM Re: Twenty bucks [Re: TeacherRO]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1929
Loc: Colorado
I always have an excess of cash. But that's not because I use it often. Instead, it's because I always use my credit card (paid in full every month, so no interest - it just accrues bonus points). However, all my friends want to use cash at lunches, so they pay that to me while I put everything on my credit card. So I end up having to clear the excess cash out of my wallet on occasion, just so I can fold the silly thing. I haven't had to withdraw cash from a bank or ATM for ... decades. I have no clue with my PIN is, of if my ATM card is still any good.

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