This morning I bought some ice cream and orange juice at the grocery store. As I stood off to the side rearranging the bills in my wallet, I wondered how many other people were that meticulous. I tend to rearrange the money in my wallet so that all the bills of a specific denomination are grouped together. I place the larger bills toward the back of my wallet while the lower valued bills are set near the front. The “back” would be towards the outer part of the billfold while the “front would be the inside. Now, as anal as that might sound to some, I don’t bother making sure they all face the same direction. As long as I can see the number in the corner, I’m fine. Honestly, I think I am just terrified that I’ll hand someone a $10 believing it to be a $1.
“What’s in your wallet?”
I don't normally carry cash, but when I do I just kind of throw it in there. That's pretty much my philosophy with everything in life, I've discovered.
However, when Bank of America starts charging me $5 a month to use my debit card aside from at an ATM, I might just start carrying cash more often. Or just switch to another bank...
I never have money to organize it, but the few times I do I always keep it ordered by colour. When I need to go fishing for a bill I don't want to have to hunt around to find it. I go from smallest denomination facing the inside of the wallet back. So when I open my wallet and look in it's always blue, purple, green, red, brown.
I have to say that the poll thus far has surprised me.
I just throw it in there to be as fast as possible, people really don't like waiting for me to take any longer.
Besides it is colour-coded and I frankly barely carry any bills with me. You can pay with your bank pass just about everywhere.