Thanks to my pre-counting I knew how much change I expected to get back last night at a bar. When my change expectations were not met, that was the question I asked.
Whenever I am preparing to pay my restaurant/bar bill in cash, I pre-count how much I want back. I highly recommend this strategy on busy nights.
Otherwise, I get a bad taste in my mouth when I wake up the next morning, assess my wallet, and can’t do anything if I seem to be missing some $$.
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog XO, Bettie.)