According to a new survey, the amount of cash you should have on you is … $200.
Because it’s enough to handle a standard emergency – like if you’re at dinner and your credit card gets declined.
Not surprisingly, not many people carry around that much cash.
A survey from Money magazine found that 42 percent of people carry no more than $40 in cash,
30 percent carry between $41 and $99,
17 percent carry $100 to $199,
11 percent carry $200 or more.