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Why do people say they don't carry cash, like it's a good thing?


Asked by Erica_Smerica at 9:00 PM on Aug. 11, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (22)
  • I carry cash but also keep emergency money in my bank.

    Answer by convalescense at 9:11 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Its not a good thing?

    I don't carry cash often because I use my DEBIT card for all my purchases.

    I guess I could see it as a bad thing if your referring to those who use credit cards for everything?
    Or is it more of a general, it sucks everyone is not carrying cash anymore?

    Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 9:05 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I don't own credit cards. But, I do use my debit card for most everything. I rarely carry cash. My bank gives me rewards for using my card. I've actually run into places that son't even accept cash! They just dont want it on hand.

    Answer by specialwingz at 9:06 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I don;t carry cash, but I don't "brag" about it either! Are there women who do?! :o) I carry my Visa check card and credit cards. I never need cash for anything--everything is either paid via immediate debit withdrawl from my checking account or paid off each month on my Amex (gas, groceries, etc.)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:04 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • i dont carry cash because of where i live. it's not the greatest neighborhood.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 9:05 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I don't keep much cash on me. I lose it. I use a debit card for everyday purchases and some that are monthly bills that are auto drafted out of my account. I am old school with my checks, I pay most of my monthly bills with good old paper checks. I pay everyone on the 1st of the month. Whatever is let over is mine to spend.


    Answer by Joeygoat at 9:06 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • i tell people that are asking for money that i don't carry cash bc i don't. it's a fact.

    Answer by angevil53 at 9:20 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I rarely carry cash, but on the other hand I also don't use credit cards

    Answer by ckap4707 at 9:28 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • i dont carry cash b/c it is safer. If I lose cash it is gone. If I lose my debit card then I just call the bank and have it canceled.

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 9:33 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I don't carry cash, but use my debit card for everything and have a credit card for emergencies. I find that if I have cash it goes a lot faster than if I'm using the card - especially if the kids know I've got it!

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:25 PM on Aug. 11, 2010