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The Benefits of Carrying Cash

Most places accept credit and debit cards now, so a lot of people just carry a card to keep their wallet slim. Here are some benefits of having a stash of cash on you too:

  • It’ll be easier to barter on a purchase when you’re paying with cash.
  • Most ice cream trucks only take cash. Who doesn’t love ice cream?
  • Out on a date? You won’t be stuck when the restaurant’s credit card machine is down.
  • Tipping is a good way to show people you respect the work they do. Carrying cash will mean you won’t find yourself in the position where someone went out of their way to give you great service and you don’t have cash to tip them. Here’s a good guide to tipping.

I use a Saddleback leather wallet and highly recommend it for your cash-carrying needs.


“The Benefits Of” is a fun series pointing out some small and large ways that little things can benefit your life. You can read all of the Benefits Of posts here.

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