Experts Advise Carrying This Amount of Cash These Days

America is loosening its centuries-old love affair with cash.

Whether you’re heading to a restaurant or casino with a handful of cash, or just jingling a few coins in your pocket at the hardware store, the old ways of consumer payments are giving way to new ones – and at an accelerating pace.

Consider a recent Pew Research Center poll showing that 41% of Americans say none of their purchases in a typical week are paid for in cash. That’s an increase from 29% in 2018 and 24% in 2015.


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