Keep $20 in Your Glove Compartment for Emergencies

I was in Girl Scouts and the Leader for two troops that my daughters were in. I was taught first and foremost to be prepared. I have for many years now been keeping a twenty dollar bill in my glove compartment for minor emergencies.

Each time one on the children bought a car, I told them to be sure and put twenty dollars in the glove compartment just in case something happened and they needed a ready flow of cash. So every once in a while, one of the children will call and say, "Mom, I am sure glad you taught me to put twenty dollars in the glove compartment. I really needed gas and the station I got to didn't take anything but cash." When they used the twenty, they'd always be sure to add it back into the glove compartment just in case another emergency arose.

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It feels good to know that you have a little security in your car in cases of emergency.

By maphisx7 from VA

September 2, 20100 found this helpful

I have been doing the same thing with $$$ in the glove box of our car. Just last week, I used it to make a donation to our local school's football team, trying to raise money for uniforms, etc. It is a great habit to have. And I have had to replace it a few times prior to that.

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September 2, 20100 found this helpful

I always keep $20 in the special thin holder for my auto insurance card, owners card, and drivers license. I also keep an index card with a list of all my meds and each doctor with phone no. who ordered each med. This is in my pocket book and with me at all times.

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September 2, 20100 found this helpful

This is a good tip. I will have to start this. I keep change for the car wash and parking meters in the car, in a film canister/pill bottle. Here in Canada we have dollar coins, so I would have a little larger sum than you might expect. But it wouldn't hurt to have a twenty stashed for emergency gas if one has forgotten their purse, or? You never know what might come up!

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September 3, 20100 found this helpful

Interesting idea, I'd never have thought of it. We usually secure our available cash on our person.

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