A few years ago, I published a Financial Travel Tip with tips for carrying cash that I’d learned along the way.
Since then I’ve discovered a bunch of new and ingenious techniques for carrying cash, such as the following:
I’ve spoken with many travelers who have different systems with pouches that can be worn in various places around the body.
Not only should you diversify where you carry your cash on your person, but if you’re traveling with a partner, share the load and diversify your cash between you.
Most opportunistic thieves won’t delve so far down as to sift through your dirty laundry to see if you have some cash stashed in there. Thus, it’s a pretty good hiding place.
If you’re particularly nervous for your safety or are in a location rife with pick-pockets, you might want to use a decoy wallet, which has a bit of cash and a bunch of fake cards that you can afford to lose should you be required to part with your wallet. (See also: Decoy Wallets)
Warning: you may not want to use expired credit cards for your decoy wallet though, since it is still sensitive information you don’t want to part with. For a secure decoy wallet, you can buy the whole enchilada at decoywallet.com.
Cash Carrying Tips from the Pros
Don’t just listen to me; I interviewed a dozen professional travelers for their cash carrying tips and secrets. Here’s what they had to say: