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Minor Money Updates

July 15th, 2013 at 06:53 am

I cancelled our Netflix membership this weekend. We can still watch it through the 21st, but we did all agree recently that we can't find much to watch on the site as we once could. Saves us $7.99 a month! We will use Amazon Prime for most streaming and of course our local library!

We purchased a pizza over the weekend from Pizza Hut, after I placed my order online, I realized there was a coupon I could use. I inquired when I picked the pizza up and saved $5.99. I love when that happens.

I made a donation today to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation in the amount of $100. My sister is running a half marathon this fall and is raising money for the charity. I picked up the fees too for another $7.69, so all the money will go to the charity. I charged this to my husband's American Express Blue Cash Everyday card. With this donation and two future charges, we only need to spend another $165 on the card to be eligible for the bonus of $150. I know I will need fuel for the van this week, I have lots of chauffeuring to do!

I did list five things on Ebay last night. Not much action yet. I have at least another five to seven more items I hope to list on Tuesday night, so they all will end on Sunday. I also listed two books on Half.com.

My daughter received a $100 bill from her grandparents for her birthday. While I'm not shocked about the amount, I was surprised when she brought the bill to me last night and asked if she could have $20 bills instead! Ah...so much easier to spend that way, right? I actually think it is just a bit intimidating for her.

Do you feel uncomfortable will large bills? Do you like to have large bills in your pocket? I've thought I might just hold this $100 bill as emergency cash, since we aren't exactly prepared in that way. Although smaller bills probably would be better in an emergency situation. What say you?

7 Responses to “Minor Money Updates”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Your daughter's bill reminds me of something a friend said about the moment you break a $20 bill the cash completely disappears.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    In everyday spending, I prefer smaller bills because a lot of places have signs they don't accept anything bigger than a twenty. We have been out and seen people pay for something that was less than $10 with a $100 bill, and the cashier has to scramble for change. I do keep $100 bill for emergencies simply because it is more difficult to spend...I know that once it is "broken" I will forget that it is part of the $100.

  3. rachel021406 Says:

    For saving, I prefer large bills because I won't spend them. Just something about breaking that $100!

    Now that I think about it....I don't even like breaking a $20.

  4. IndianGal Says:

    Large bills do intimidate me. I hate carrying them around, so I am more likely to run to the bank and deposit them.

  5. Wino Says:

    I keep at least one "hidden" $100 bill in my wallet at all times. It has availed me quite a few times. Example 1: Car stuck in traffic (failed neutral start switch); vulture/tow-truck wouldn't move car except for cash. Example 2: Taxi at airport in Houston, of all places, wouldn't take card. There are many more examples. Could I have worked around both of the above? Of course. Was it easier to whip out the "emergency cash?" Definitely.

  6. M E 2 Says:

    I prefer tens/fives/ones. I hate it when I go to the bank and/or atm and they want to flood you with twenties. :/

  7. baselle Says:

    I find large bills warm and comforting, however I deposit them as quickly as possible. As a kid, I thought that people would figure out if I had a large bill in my pocket. I know that's not true, but its the type of thinking that keeps me from having a "hidden bill" in my wallet for emergencies.

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