Friday Tip!

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Here’s your tip!

Carry some cash.

…at least a little.

It’s so easy these days to pay for things with cards and apps that it almost seems silly have cash on you. Nevertheless, there are times when you want some good old-fashioned greenbacks (or whatever you call your local currency).

If you pay cash, no one knows what you bought. You can’t say “keep the change” when you’ve used a credit card. It’s easier to stick to your budget when you have to haul out your wallet to pay. It’s hard to storm out of a bar if you have to wait to sign the credit slip instead of flinging down a handful of bills. How else are you going to tip the go-go dancers?

I recommend the emergency twenty (or fifty or hundred, depending on how you roll). Stash a spare bill in the back of your wallet for those desperate occasions when there is no other option but cold hard cash.

When there was a possibility that I could be breaking a local ordinance with my g-string-clad behind at the first Vermont Burlesque Festival, I showed up with a $50 bill in my wallet to pay the fine on the spot. (Fortunately, it turned out to be a non-issue.)

M2Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.

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