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Do you know how much is in your purse / wallet?

(52 Posts)
Daddima Wed 28-Aug-19 18:09:30

Having just found a wee surprise £10 in my purse, I wondered if there are people who can tell you exactly how much cash they have to hand ( I know there will be many!)

jura2 Wed 28-Aug-19 18:11:47

Which one? Always got 3 on the go, Swiss, French and UK. I always know more or less what is in the one I am using at the time.

kittylester Wed 28-Aug-19 18:11:56

I can at the moment. I usually have a good idea of at least the notes!

callgirl1 Wed 28-Aug-19 18:14:29

Rough idea, but not exactly.

Chewbacca Wed 28-Aug-19 18:30:43

To the penny!

maddyone Wed 28-Aug-19 18:32:58

Approximately £35 plus two credit cards.

maddyone Wed 28-Aug-19 18:34:02

Actually, that was incorrect, it’s one credit card and one debit card.

Gonegirl Wed 28-Aug-19 18:36:23

A few euros. And I can't for the life of me remember where I put the English notes I took out. hmm


annep1 Wed 28-Aug-19 18:40:27

No idea. I often find money in coats/trouser pockets / bags. I get cash out and then use contactless.very careless.

Grannycool52 Wed 28-Aug-19 18:43:25

I have a sterling purse and a Euro purse & I know roughly what is in each, but never precisely.

Fennel Wed 28-Aug-19 18:44:33

Between £15-20.
I try to draw out the same amount of cash each week to cover expenses. I only use my credit card if there's no alternative.
I don't trust the bank's interest rates, heard too many bad luckstories.
I was brought up with the principle that if you can't afford it, you make do without. Or save up for it. But that's out of date now - I don't care smile
We do have a small mortgage though.

Sara65 Wed 28-Aug-19 18:46:27

Probably about five pounds, I’ve never got any cash these days.

petra Wed 28-Aug-19 18:48:05

No idea.
It won't be much as most stuff is paid for contactless.

NotAGran55 Wed 28-Aug-19 18:50:40

Always in the region of £5 in assorted coins for short car parking charges or the shopping trolley at Aldi for my monthly visit . I use debit card for everything possible.

BBbevan Wed 28-Aug-19 18:52:22

Not a lot. I rarely have actual money. Perhaps £I for the Tesco trolley

Beckett Wed 28-Aug-19 18:53:17

Always know how much I have in notes an £1 & £2 coins, less sure about coins of lesser denomination.

SueDonim Wed 28-Aug-19 19:14:03

I often have no cash at all in my purse though at the moment, I'm flush, with about £15.

I do know how you feel, Daddima as I spotted a £10 note in my bag last week - no idea where it came from but it made me v happy! grin

Grannyben Wed 28-Aug-19 19:29:36

Well it was 4p but I've just found the 2p that my grandson dropped under the sofa so my cash balance has increased by 50% just like that grin

gillybob Wed 28-Aug-19 19:31:13

Probably about £18-£20 . Definitely one £10 note and lots of mixed coins. I panic if I don’t have change and can’t park .

paddyann Wed 28-Aug-19 19:38:10

I got £50 cashback in Morrisons and had around £11 in coins before that .I prefer to have cash on me for small things .

CanadianGran Wed 28-Aug-19 19:47:52

Couldn't tell you exactly, but I do take out some 'allowance' in cash for DH and myself every other week. We mostly use either debit or credit card but it is nice to have a bit of cash on hand.
I think these days there are not many of us that watch our pennies very closely. I use the term pennies loosely since Canada no longer uses them! My mother would have known exactly what she had in her wallet, as does my MIL who is 89.

Minniemoo Wed 28-Aug-19 19:51:03

In my purse probably nothing. In drawers, cupboards, coat pockets, sofas probably a fair bit.

Don't really use cash for anything these days.

Mossfarr Wed 28-Aug-19 19:51:47

I rarely carry cash these days, I know I had £19.20, but that was before OH went down to the shops for a lottery ticket. No doubt a bottle of wine jumped off the shelf into his hand too!

downtoearth Wed 28-Aug-19 19:56:15

I know exactly as it is all I have till my pension arrives next week,unfortunately I am I suspect one of the many who have to live hand to mouth and live on a very tight budget

Maybelle Wed 28-Aug-19 20:00:57

I usually know to within a pound now much I have in my purse, and what if any I have tucked into the sewing basket.