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Discussion » Questions » Finance » What is the largest amount of money (cash) you have ever handled?

What is the largest amount of money (cash) you have ever handled?

Posted - September 15

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  • 5775
    $25,000.00
    Left to me
    in a will from a friend.
      September 15, 2020 10:11 AM MDT
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  • 32880
    Was it cash?
      September 15, 2020 10:55 AM MDT
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  • 36204

     

      I can’t remember the exact dollar figure, but I believe it would have been the day I was discharged from military service and I received my final paycheck along with what would be considered the military version of severance pay. All-told, it amounted to more than an entire year’s pay, and my plan was to pay off all debts that I owed so I could start civilian life with a clean financial slate. I was also planning to take advantage of the G.I. Bill and start taking full-time college classes immediately as opposed to working, so part of the money paid for six straight months of apartment rent and other necessities. 

      I hope this answers the question, even though I could quote an amount. 

    ~

      September 15, 2020 10:41 AM MDT
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  • 32880
    You did answer it, but I edited the question as I meant cash. That's a heck of a severance.
      September 15, 2020 10:58 AM MDT
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  • 36204

     

      I see. Well, one that day of which I wrote, approximately $19,000 in cash changed hands. 

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      September 15, 2020 11:25 AM MDT
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  • 32880
    Yikes.
      September 15, 2020 4:32 PM MDT
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  • 13442
    I've handled some quite large checks.  But cash, I cannot say the largest amount I've ever handled but it would be during the buying/selling of a car or the handling of cash during fund raising events.
      September 15, 2020 10:46 AM MDT
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  • 5726

    I’d say somewhere around $100,000 (probably more).  I did the bookkeeping for a large grocery store.  As such, I handled a lot of cash - daily.  I had to count and verify each till (12 of them), count and verify the safe (several thousand $$), and count, verify, strap and deposit large and “unneeded” paper money ($50’s, $100’s and sales).  In addition, I had to count and verify all money that arrived via armored transport.  When you handle that much money on a daily basis, it quickly loses its appeal.  It’s just metal and paper. 
    The store did around $1,000,000 in sales per day (much more during the holidays), but some sales were check, debit/credit card (EFT), and various vouchers.

    This post was edited by Shuhak at September 15, 2020 4:32 PM MDT
      September 15, 2020 12:50 PM MDT
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  • 13442
    It's hard to imagine a grocery store of any size doing $1,000,000 per day.  I have no reason to say that except just perception.  I did see on this website that in 2015 the average supermarket sales was $47,000 per day.  https://www.statista.com/statistics/240966/average-weekly-sales-per-us-supermarket-store/    Also, I don't think you're in the USA, but not sure.  Anyway, you win the "handled cash" prize for today!  

      September 15, 2020 4:29 PM MDT
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  • 36204

     

      I thought the million-dollar figure was a typo. 

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      September 15, 2020 5:04 PM MDT
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  • 5726
    I'm in the US.  Let me just say that that store cranked in business (amazed everyone)!  It was probably due to its location, as no other store in this area even came close in sales. Now the 1 mil was gross sales, not net.
      September 15, 2020 6:15 PM MDT
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  • 22602
    $14,500 for the purchase of a Ford Backhoe. 
      September 15, 2020 3:17 PM MDT
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  • 4524
    All I know for sure is that it wasn't mine! 
      September 15, 2020 9:37 PM MDT
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  • 1294
    haha nice try fbi 
      September 16, 2020 9:09 AM MDT
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