I get $500 every couple of months. We live in a small town, and I prefer to use cash for purchases at every place but Walmart - small businesses, you know.
When we were in Staten Island NY recently, because it was a long way from home, I had my 3 credit cards and about $1000 in my wallet in my purse, over my shoulder! We took the train, ferry, and subway to Manhatten. When I realized what I had, Lucas put most of it in his front pants pocket - trust me, he would notice a pick-pocket even as crowded as it was!
The other day, I had $1100 dollars because we give the grandchildren cash for Christmas - even here at home, I was a little nervous.
I'm sticking with a $500 max and $100 minimum except on vacation over 500 miles from home, then maybe $1000, some hidden in the motorhome.