It’s important that you don’t keep all of your cash in one place while traveling in case you lose your wallet or you get pickpocketed or worse. When you’re heading out for your next travel adventure, make this secret pen cash stash for your in-case-of-emergency money.
First of all, make sure the pen you choose is opaque. Then select one that can be disassembled easily, without any unnecessary tiny parts. Finally, make sure that there’s enough room to fit a rolled up bill around the ink tube, and that the pen still operates when you put it back together with the money inside. A standard, no frills ballpoint pen, as shown here, works wonderfully!
Carefully disassemble the pen and roll up your bill to a size that will fit inside the opaque sleeve of the pen. Then insert the bill and replace the ink tube and head of the pen. Put it in your shirt pocket and thieves will be none the wiser that you have a secret pen cash stash!