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23 days left

Do you use cash or credit for everyday purchases?

Cash

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Credit

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Cash

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Bonnie Batten
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Bonnie Batten

I said cash, but it's really a debit card. It's so much easier than carrying cash, and I have a better record of what I spent my money on. But I don't have a credit card bill to pay at the end of the month.

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LP Simmons
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LP Simmons

WHY BUY SOMETHING IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY??

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

I don't use CASH per say, I use a debit card, so much easier and the fact that I lose track of cash easily

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Kim scronce
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Kim scronce

Its been a tough year and I haven't been able to buy much. My credit took a huge downward spiral also

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Susie Atlanta
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Susie Atlanta

I use a debit card. I make large purchases using credit and then transfer from savings into cash account and pay in full right away. Credit score is 800.

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Dan Vincent
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Dan Vincent

To avoid the merchant having to pay the CC fees, I try to spend cash if it's less than $10. I wish the government would push the $2 bill and a $1 coin. I know they both have been pushed in the past - but I wish it would take off.

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Castle Keeper
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Castle Keeper

Debit card for me...Same as cash...

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Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

I use cash/debit for everyday puchases. I use credit for big ticket items, but have it paid off by the end of the month. That way get good credit and credit use rewards, but no interest.

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Carl Evans
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Carl Evans

Debit card, same as cash.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

Paying for items such as hay or horse shoeing or riding lessons is appreciated most using cash.

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Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

cash if I have enough.

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Credit

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

easy way to keep track, pay off every month is very important

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Shelley Green
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Shelley Green

ATM debit card. I never liked carrying cash,risk of robbery. A card is easier,safer,cover the pin pad with other hand. I can quickly get a new card. But with so many cards it's thicker than cash. I do my on line purchases with PayPal,Amazon card,or other credit cards. I do some payments on my phone.

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Lois J Mallernee Goldberg
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Lois J Mallernee Goldberg

I prefer not to carry cash for safety reasons. The credit card is paid off every month. I use it the same way I would use cash. Also, you can’t lose it or have it stolen.

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Taylor Carroll
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Taylor Carroll

Especially in a pandemic, cash is dirty, and better left for the ATM.

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Tammy Crumpacker
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Tammy Crumpacker

So we can get airline miles!

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Catherine Wood Alexander
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Catherine Wood Alexander

I think its easier and more sanitary to use cards.

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Marty Corona
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Marty Corona

EVERYTHING goes on credit cards & they are completely paid off 2-3 times a month. We have so many air miles we will give them away. (We're not flying with COVID around.)

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Ginger Ballard
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Ginger Ballard

I buy a lot on line. It's easier to keep track of my expenditures. I pay it off fully each month and I get cash back.

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Traci Snow
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Traci Snow

Especially now during the pandemic, 90% of my shopping is done online. Even when I buy something in person, I rarely have cash on hand.

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Mike Utt
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Mike Utt

More so during the pandemic - less contact,

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Lane Costilow
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Lane Costilow

I use credit cards everywhere I can, but pay them off every month. The cards I use are based on which company is offering bonus points for whatever I'm buying. Credit card bonus points are like free money.

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D May
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D May

I use my debit card but I think using cash would make more sense. Then I have a better idea of what I am spending. It's to easy just to use the card and never think about it. Dave Ramsey's plan makes more sense.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Cash is so 20th century! The important thing is to pay off the credit card bill completely every month.

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Diana Kamrowski Schlafer
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Diana Kamrowski Schlafer

I get a cash rebate on my credit card purchases. Unless it's under a dollar, I literally charge everything. (Of course I pay the card off completely at the end of every month, too.)

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Robert Davidson
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Robert Davidson

It is safer to use plastic since there is less contact. I don't have to worry about having enough cash or going to the ATM. The bill is automatically paid from my checking account once a month and I have a record of my purchases.

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