On yesterday’s episode of The Tyra Show, rapper 50 Cent revealed that he takes the concept of carrying around emergency cash to a whole new level: he keeps $25,000 with him at all times, "just in case."
This blows my mind for several reasons. Even if I had $25,000 in, um, liquid assets to carry in my back pocket, I can't imagine doing so — I'd be terrified of losing it or having it stolen, or maybe worse, spending it! It also seems completely unnecessary to me; a few 20s is usually enough to cover anything I need to buy with cash on any given outing. And I know plenty of people who don’t carry any cash at all, relying instead on debit cards.
How about you? Do you carry cash around with you, and if so, how much?