Reply
Valued Member
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎05-26-2012

Does anyone else iron cash?

Does anyone else iron cash so that it will be accepted by vending machines and does not get crumpled in your wallet?

Fifth Third Bank Closed 2008-2012 Joint $1,000 Limit $667 High Bal
US Bank Cash+ Visa Active since 2009 Joint $8,000Rev limit/NPSL $1,201 High Bal
Amazon Rewards Visa: Active since 2012 Individual $3,500 limit $1,342 High Bal
Amex BCE: Active since Jan 2014 Individual $3,300 limit 205 High bal
Salle mae rewards: Active since April 2014 Individual $2,400 limit
FICO: EXPN 736 EQFX 743 TU 762 (04/25/14)
INQUIRES: EXPN :11/2013,12/2013 EQFX: 11/2013 TU: 04/2014
Moderator
Posts: 15,122
Registered: ‎07-14-2009

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?


variableResistor wrote:

Does anyone else iron cash so that it will be accepted by vending machines and does not get crumpled in your wallet?


That's not a bad idea I guess but I've never done it.

 

But I can't remember the last time I had any cash in my wallet. I've become "card dependent".  :smileysad:

Moderator
Posts: 9,674
Registered: ‎01-28-2010

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?


variableResistor wrote:

Does anyone else iron cash so that it will be accepted by vending machines and does not get crumpled in your wallet?


I always iron & starch my cash after I have laundered it..... :smileytongue:

March2010 FICO® ~ 695 TU, 653 EQ, 697 EX
Blogger
Posts: 2,876
Registered: ‎02-02-2012

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?

Seems like a recipe for disaster.

Follow my financial journey: http://www.frugalrican.com


EQ FICO (01/16/2012): 656 - EQ FICO (02/16/2012): 743 - EQ (02/24/2012): 760 - EX (04/28/2012): 739 - GOAL 2013: 800+

AMEX BCE (0/10K) --- BOA 1-2-3 (0/15.9K) --- Discover More (0/6K) --- Chase Freedom Visa (0/1.4K) -- Hyatt Visa Sign. (0/5.8K) -- Barclay's NFL Card (0/7.5K) -- Chase Sapphire Preferred (0/5K)

Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,093
Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?


pizzadude wrote:

variableResistor wrote:

Does anyone else iron cash so that it will be accepted by vending machines and does not get crumpled in your wallet?


I always iron & starch my cash after I have laundered it..... :smileytongue:


I actually DO wash money.  I work in a sewage treatment plant, and sometimes singles end up coming in with the sewage.  Free money is free money.  I will take it and wash/bleach  it and spend it that day.  (It may be washed, but I want to use it up ASAP- LOL)


Starting Score: 693 TU FICO, 679 EQ FICO
Current Score: 748 TU(12/12), 783 TU98 , 813 TU08 FICO, 744 EQ FICO , 735 EX(9/12), 794 EX08 FICO, 809 EX08 bankcard FICO
Goal Score: 750+, but shooting for the 800's
Hyatt Visa Sig ($23K), Amex BCP (20.7K), BofA Travel Rewards ($17.5), B&N World MC ($17.3K), Amex RP Gold (NPSL w/ S&T), Cash+ Sig (15K), FNBO Visa (13.1K), Hilton Surpass (10K), Freedom Visa Sig ($8.6K), Disc It ($8K), Citi Dia Pref MC ($3.7K),Sam's D ($8.5K), Wally D ($7.5K), JCP($5.3K)
Moderator
Posts: 9,674
Registered: ‎01-28-2010

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?


crunching_numbers wrote:

I actually DO wash money.  I work in a sewage treatment plant, and sometimes singles end up coming in with the sewage.  Free money is free money.  I will take it and wash/bleach  it and spend it that day.  (It may be washed, but I want to use it up ASAP- LOL)

That's awesome :smileytongue:  I have to ask though.....how do you retrieve stuff from the.....uh...."stuff" ??

March2010 FICO® ~ 695 TU, 653 EQ, 697 EX
Established Contributor
Posts: 852
Registered: ‎09-18-2007

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?

One of the old hotels in San Francisco, can't remember which one, washes coins and cash, so ladies gloves won't get dirty.  At least they used too, not too long ago.


Starting Score: EQ 679, TU 697
Current Score: EQ 680, TU 672
Goal Score: EQ 720, TU 720


Take the FICO Fitness Challenge

Established Contributor
Posts: 852
Registered: ‎09-18-2007

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?

Used to work for an engineering firm that designed Sewage and Water treatment facilities...used to say to some its just crap, but to us its our bread and butter.  Hey, effluient put me thru college!


Starting Score: EQ 679, TU 697
Current Score: EQ 680, TU 672
Goal Score: EQ 720, TU 720


Take the FICO Fitness Challenge

Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?


demi wrote:

Used to work for an engineering firm that designed Sewage and Water treatment facilities...used to say to some its just crap, but to us its our bread and butter.  Hey, effluient put me thru college!


That was one way to do college, if your parents weren't, uh, "flush"...

 

:smileyvery-happy:

Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Does anyone else iron cash?


variableResistor wrote:

Does anyone else iron cash so that it will be accepted by vending machines and does not get crumpled in your wallet?


No!  And it's really not at all necessary.

 

(Just use crumpled vending machines and old, crumpled wallets.)

Copyright ©2001-2015 Fair Isaac Corporation. All rights reserved.   | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Sitemap

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All FICO® Score products made available on myFICO.com include a FICO® Score 8, along with additional FICO® Score versions based on Experian or Equifax data (additional FICO® Score versions based on TransUnion data are not currently available on myFICO.com). Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO® Score than the versions you receive from myFICO, or another type of credit score altogether. Learn more

FICO, myFICO, Score Watch, The score lenders use, and The Score That Matters are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation. Equifax Credit Report is a trademark of Equifax, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Many factors affect your FICO Score and the interest rates you may receive. Fair Isaac is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Fair Isaac does not provide "credit repair" services or advice or assistance regarding "rebuilding" or "improving" your credit record, credit history or credit rating. FTC's website on credit.