Paying With Cash

It is convenient to pay with my credit card when shopping.  Carrying cash is not something I’m used to doing anymore.  That is about to change, however.  I intend to cut way back on using plastic money.  Not because I’m worried about overspending.  We are in good shape and fortunately do not carry balances on our cards.  As difficult as times are for businesses right now, I refuse to saddle them with the credit card fees.  Credit card companies have been making money hand over fist and will continue to do so.  They are in the advantageous spot of being able to charge card users and retailers at the same time.  Well, I am doing what I can to shop at small businesses these days and when I do, I’m leaving the plastic at home.  It feels pretty patriotic, actually.

3 Responses to “Paying With Cash”

  1. Tricia says:

    This is wonderful and I’ve been doing this as well. My family is fourth-generation retail; I used to own a toy store, and although I’m no longer a shop owner, I remember well how painful those credit card fees were. My parents often mention the outrageous-ness of it in their business. I don’t think the average consumer realizes it, and I’m so glad you posted this.

  2. Susan says:

    I totally agree with you! At my last job, one of my responsibilities was dealing with credit card fees. The amounts they were paying out in fees every month were astronomical. More than double my yearly salary.

  3. Amy says:

    I agree that I think this is an unknown to most users!!!!