Can We Guess How Much Cash You Have on You at This Very Moment?

By: Allison Lips

Can We Guess How Much Cash You Have on You at This Very Moment?
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About This Quiz

Before 1950, everyone used cash to make purchases. While a few places, such as oil companies and hotel chains, started issuing credit cards in the 1920s, it wasn't until 1950 that the Diner's Club introduced a universal credit card, which allowed the owner to make purchases at a variety of establishments. Eight years later, American Express released its version of a credit card that focused on travel. Visa, which started as BankAmericard, was also founded in 1958. The last major credit card company, MasterCard, was founded in 1966 and received its current name in 1979. While Diner's Club is no longer popular in the United States, all four major credit card companies are still in existence. 

Despite the prevalence of credit and debit cards, cash may never completely go away. Even if you prefer to use credit cards, you probably have a few dollars in your wallet in case of the rare emergency where you find yourself in a place that doesn't accept some type of plastic. If you open your wallet, you will probably find a few Washingtons, a Lincoln, a Hamilton, and a Jackson. If you've recently been to the bank, you may have a Grant or a Benjamin. In order of how the presidents were mentioned, the denominations are 1 dollar, 5 dollars, 10 dollars, 20 dollars, 50 dollars, and 100 dollars. 

Before you take out your wallet to count, answer a few questions to see if we can correctly guess the amount of money you have on you! 

Did you get paid within the last three days?
Nope. I get my paycheck tomorrow.
No, it's been a week.
Yes, it's been three days.
I just got my paycheck.

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How do you usually pay for purchases at a store?
Credit card
Cash when I have it, but usually a card of some sort.
Debit card
Cash

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How much did the most expensive pair of shoes you own cost?
$50
$100
$200
$700

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When you eat out, what kind of food do you usually eat?
Chinese
Italian
Sushi
Steak

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Have you ever used a credit card to purchase groceries?
Yes, unfortunately.
No, I pay cash.
Does a debit card count?
Yes, but only for the points.

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What is the maximum amount you would spend on a new car?
$20,000 with tax
$35,000
$60,000
Price doesn't really matter.

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Are you a DIY-er?
Yes, I have no choice.
I wish I could be, but I'm not crafty.
Yes, but only simple things like putting up a door
No

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Is it important to you that your fruit is organic?
Not at all
No, why does it matter?
It's nice, but not a must.
Yes, I only shop at Whole Foods.

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Do you still have cable?
No, I cut the cord years ago.
Yes, but I'm thinking about getting rid of it.
Yes, but that's because I watch ESPN.
Yes, and I get every channel, including premium ones.

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Which company is your cell phone carrier?
Cricket Wireless
T-Mobile
AT&T
Verizon

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If you were on "The Price is Right," what would you hope to win?
Cash
A car
Something I wouldn't buy for myself, but still practical.
A vacation to Aruba would be nice.

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You're running low on cash, what is your reaction?
Ugh, it's a struggle to make it to the next paycheck.
Thankfully, pay day is tomorrow.
I still have enough to make it through the week.
I'll just go to the bank to get more.

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What is the most expensive item you've bought your pet?
Food. They eat better than I do.
A couple of toys
A species appropriate dwelling
A fancy collar

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Have you ever spend more than 10 dollars on shampoo and conditioner?
No, the dollar store is where I get mine.
I usually spend under 10 dollars.
I spend 10 dollars on each because I have to take care of my hair.
Of course, I wouldn't think about buying the cheap stuff.

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Have you ever worked a minimum wage job?
I'm stuck working one.
Yes, I hated it.
Yes, doesn't everyone?
No, I worked for my parents.

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In the last year, have you gone away for a vacation?
I wish. I haven't even had a day off.
No, I've had a staycation.
For a weekend
Yes, we went to Europe.

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What is the most you've ever spend on concert tickets?
$40 I didn't have.
$100 for excellent seats
$200 per person
I don't remember. They were VIP.

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How do you primarily watch your favorite shows?
I binge watch whatever's on YouTube.
On Prime, because it comes with free two 2-day shipping.
If I had to choose, I'd say Netflix.
Wherever they originally air or on my DVR.

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What is the most you've ever given to a charity at one time?
$10to run a 5K
$25for a t-shirt
$100
It has to be over $1,000.

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How do you usually get to work?
Walk
Bus
Car
I work from home.

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When you fly, what class do you usually fly in?
I've never been on a plane.
Economy
Business class
First class

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What size TV do you currently own?
24 inches
40 inches
60 inches
88 inches

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Have you ever eaten something with gold flakes?
No, why would you do that?
Not unless gold colored icing counts.
Once, but someone else paid.
Yes, whenever I'm at a fancy restaurant.

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Where do you usually buy your clothing?
Wherever there's a sale.
T.J. Maxx
Macy's
Bloomie's

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Would you ever go into space as a tourist?
Can't even entertain the notion.
No, only trained astronauts should go into space.
If it's safe and the price is right, yes.
Yes, I'm waiting for Virgin Galactic to take tourists.

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What is the most you've ever spent on a gift for a friend?
$25
$50
$100
Thousands? I've bought friends cars.

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If money didn't enter into the equation, would you have a show dog?
Absolutely not
No. I adopt animals.
Maybe, but only because some are gorgeous.
Of course, all my friends do.

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Would you ever put a grand piano in your house?
No, it's tacky.
No, it's impractical.
Yes, if I could afford one and played the piano.
I already own one.

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How often do you play the lottery?
Never
Only when the jackpot is really big
A few times a month
I don't need to play. I have money.

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How often do you go to the movies?
Once a year
Maybe once a month
Pretty often, but only because I have AMC A-List.
Whenever I feel like it.

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