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

Allison Lips

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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?

How do you usually pay for purchases at a store?

How much did the most expensive pair of shoes you own cost?

When you eat out, what kind of food do you usually eat?

Have you ever used a credit card to purchase groceries?

What is the maximum amount you would spend on a new car?

Are you a DIY-er?

Is it important to you that your fruit is organic?

Do you still have cable?

Which company is your cell phone carrier?

If you were on "The Price is Right," what would you hope to win?

You're running low on cash, what is your reaction?

What is the most expensive item you've bought your pet?

Have you ever spend more than 10 dollars on shampoo and conditioner?

Have you ever worked a minimum wage job?

In the last year, have you gone away for a vacation?

What is the most you've ever spend on concert tickets?

How do you primarily watch your favorite shows?

What is the most you've ever given to a charity at one time?

How do you usually get to work?

When you fly, what class do you usually fly in?

What size TV do you currently own?

Have you ever eaten something with gold flakes?

Where do you usually buy your clothing?

Would you ever go into space as a tourist?

What is the most you've ever spent on a gift for a friend?

If money didn't enter into the equation, would you have a show dog?

Would you ever put a grand piano in your house?

How often do you play the lottery?

How often do you go to the movies?

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