The last thing I hid was probably money. Not in the I conducted a secret heist kind of way though. It was, because Hubs & I set aside money for savings. We didn’t have a joint account at the time, and had the money cold hard cash instead of in electronic form. I know hiding cash is kind of an old school thing to do, but I’ve always done it. I mean to myself.
I’ve hid money from myself ever since I started making money. Its not that I forget where the money is, although sometimes I do and find it later. It always a pleasant surprise when that happens! However, I think its more about the money not being readily accessible. If its in a spot that takes work for me to get to, then I’m less likely to dip and dabble in it often.
I can’t count the number of times that I’ve found money that I’ve hidden. Funny thing is that many times this money is right in my wallet. I got this from my mom, she told me when I was younger to always have a little bit of money tucked away in my wallet or purse. Her reasoning was that you never know what situation you’ll get into that you might need a little extra on hand. She actually gets pretty peeved with me even today, because I don’t carry cash, or carry it very often. My rationale is that I don’t want to loose it and I hate keeping up with it while shopping. Her rationale: You never know what situation you’ll get in where you’ll need a little extra.
Has this every happened to you? – Ran out of money somewhere, or your card or check wouldn’t work/process? Do you keep a little bit tucked away in case of emergencies?