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How much cash do you have in the house?

  • 10-10-2022 2:05am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭Real Donald Trump

    Following on from the cash is important thread in CA, how much do you have under the mattress ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭Real Donald Trump

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,079 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui

    1,500 at the start and then I spend it so the figure drops. That's the max amount AIB allow from an in branch machine which seems to be the cheapest way to go, fee wise. I avoid using a card where possible.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭Real Donald Trump

    Do you have a safe? i'd be wary myself keeping that much around

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  • Registered Users Posts: 77,767 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Out of interest how do you manage all the coinage you get when making purchases. I've kind of gone pretty much card only to avoid shrapnel.

  • Registered Users, Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 1,985 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nigel Fairservice

    Right now, about €15.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,079 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭downtheroad

    Down to less than €2 at this stage, made up of 10c and 20c coins. Google pay for everything.

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    About £6.50 STG and maybe 15 quid each max in USD, CAD, SFR and DKK left over from trips there.

    In Euro, a couple of cent.

    Last thing I needed to use cash for was to break notes for coins for the vending machine in work. It now takes card.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,890 ✭✭✭Ubbquittious

    Nice try would-be house burglar.

    We all like to think we are anonymous here but if you read someone's few 1000 worth of posts you will be well on your way to finding out who they are. Couple with a few missing pieces from other social sites and a trip to a posters local pub or other low-energy detective work and you should be able to pinpoint someone's location. If I had 250k under a mattress from someone who spiked my drink and wanted to get away with it I would not be divulging it here cause you could be in for a nasty surprise.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 18,064 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kimbot

    I have no cash in my home Mr Trump so theres no point you breaking in to steal it :P

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭The Continental Op

    Unfortunately even if there is no cash any thief might trash your house looking just in case there is :-(

    Wake me up when it's all over.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,066 ✭✭✭phormium

    I use cash mainly but I take out a set amount once a week from the ATM, the shrapnel as you call it builds up but I like that too lol. I put 2s in a jar for Christmas, 1s in a jar for holidays and the rest I just spend, anything that accumulates I put into the supermarket self service when doing a shop.

    I usually have around 600 for Christmas which covers the full cost basically so feels painless, I lodge it in my bank account and take out the cash, I actually use a neighbouring town when passing through as you can pull up in front of their branch there so no lugging it around!

    So the Christmas and Holiday stash of coins is in the house, easily found but sure it wouldn't break me if they want to haul that off!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,857 ✭✭✭Pissy Missy

    About 30cent and an unused condom

  • Registered Users Posts: 657 ✭✭✭MIRMIR82

    I have just added up what we have, and it's just under 3k....didn't realize that at all!!! I'm going to bring to bank today. We are saving for a holiday and I find if I leave it in my bank it will be spent.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,123 ✭✭✭Ray Palmer

    Then it doesn't matter where you put the money or have any they will do that anyway

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,857 ✭✭✭Pissy Missy

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,700 ✭✭✭Motivator

    I’ve €9k in cash in the house. Every month for the last 2 years I take out cash from my wages and put it away in the house. I give my wife money to put into our joint account, put €200 in my wallet and then put the rest away. Anything else I just put on the card - Diesel, online shopping etc.

    I have a direct debit every month that takes a set figure from my wages and I’ve no bank card for that account so I can’t spend it. Having the cash in the house means it’s literally emergency cash for whatever reason it’s needed - house/car repairs or whatever else could pop up. Everyone should have cash in the house.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,732 ✭✭✭realdanbreen

    You have to have between 3 & 4k walking around money at all times+ around 6 or 7k stashed somewhere.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,135 ✭✭✭10-10-20

    About €10 in 1c and 2c coins (weighs about 3kgs) and about €25 in various other coinage which I use to feed the parking meters on the occasion that I have to leave the house. Oh and a bunch of NI fivers which I use to light the stove.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,079 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui


    I've got an oil tank sitting outside half full of liquid money.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,135 ✭✭✭10-10-20

    in notes, because that level of coinage would have it's own gravity, clearly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,390 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    I put 2s in a jar for Christmas, 1s in a jar for holidays and the rest I just spend, anything that accumulates I put into the supermarket self service when doing a shop.

    It must take a long time saving up all them 1 and 2 cent coins to be worth anything at all. Either that or you have a hell of a lot of 1 and 2 cent coins lol.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭Timfy

    About a tenner in leftover sterling and a jar full of copper coins.

    Ah, nearly forgot... I have 10 euro in my coat pocket from a client who "bought me a drink" for a small job.

    No trees were harmed in the posting of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,732 ✭✭✭realdanbreen

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,732 ✭✭✭realdanbreen

    The key to you having an unused condom probably lies in the fact that you only have 30c to your name!