Have You Ever Used Only Cash?
By A Peek Inside the Fishbowl on September 29, 2011
Ever since the advent of the debit card, I've had trouble keeping cash in my wallet. Not because I'm spending it all necessarily -- but because I never have it. I never get it out of the bank. And when I do get it out of the bank, I've noticed I hoard it, as though it is somehow different than my debit card. It is not, in fact different. What gives?
Andrea noticed this strange truth when she tried to go on a cash diet. She writes:
There’s something about having ACTUAL cash in your wallet that seems to be making a difference here. And to part with it a bit at a time, seeing the number of bills get smaller and my coin compartment get fatter (and having to dig around for coins at the cash register) that really puts things into perspective.