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Card or Cash?

Zorth

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Personally I used to always pay in cash when I was younger, but now I always use my card, even for something as simple as a coke.
So what about you? do you tend to whip out your shiny bank card or those huge stacks of cash to pay?
 

Mercedes

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Depends on the place. I'll use my card when out for a big shop, in town and stuff, but I wouldn't pay by card for, like, a bag of chips or just 1 or 2 drinks. That's when I'll use cash. :P I always make sure I've got some cash in my purse.
 

Justac00lguy

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A lot of the time I just use my card to get money from the bank, when I'm out and then simply pay with the cash.

I do pay with my card, but I just find it more troublesome, I'll only do it for large purchases.
 

DisappearingMist

Mrs. Caleb
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Location
Alaska
I pay with cards almost all the time. I like being able to track my spending that way, and I like the rewards. Cash has a way of just disappearing without any accountability. I do try to always have cash for vendors that don't take cards, though.
 

ShadowDiety

Nanomachines, son.
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Michigan
I only use a card when buying things online, besides that it's cash only. I just find it a lot less stressful in the long run.
 
Joined
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Cali For Nuh
I pay with cards almost all the time. I like being able to track my spending that way, and I like the rewards. Cash has a way of just disappearing without any accountability. I do try to always have cash for vendors that don't take cards, though.
Totes!

I do think twice before pulling out my card... we never used cash till hubby started receiving tips. But I find we have a lot less accountability with the cash unless we are diligent in taking it to the bank!
 

Beauts

Rock and roll will never die
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Location
London, United Kingdom
I find it easier to keep track of money when I use my card. I think because cash is right there but card money is all theoretical, especially when you have an overdraft. However, I usually use my card. I never have cash- any cash I do have usually goes on travel fares and stuff. I usually intend to have cash but the most I ever buy with cash is like a bottle of water or some chewing gum. Counting money out when your maths skills are as bad as mine? Ain't nobody got time for that.
 

misskitten

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Norway
If it's something little and I have cash, then I'll pay cash. If I don't have cash or it's a larger amount, I use my card. I try to have some cash, cause it's good to have in case of emergency (my credit card was tapped a few months back, and if it wasn't for the cash I had in my wallet, I would not have been able to buy groceries that time), also sometimes cards might not be an option, so back-up cash is good for that as well.
 

Sydney

The Good Samaritan
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Mar 20, 2012
Location
Canberra, Australia
I don't own any cards myself, so I always use cash as a substitute. My mom on the other hand, she likes to use cards nearly 100% of the time; whereas, my dad prefers to use cash nearly 100% of the time. It's not that I lean towards my dad's habits over my mom's, but because cash is all that I have in terms of money.
 

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