(Closed) Spinoff: What do you pay for with CASH?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: What do you use cash for?
    Cash? What the heck is that? : (26 votes)
    18 %
    Any small purchases under, say, $10 or $20 : (36 votes)
    25 %
    ONLY at places where cash is the only accepted tender : (66 votes)
    46 %
    To make real, actual, adult purchases : (14 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    What’s cash? Wink

    Post # 5
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Cash?? What is this foreign thing you speak of? Laughing

    I think the last thing I used cash on was… hm… probably the pop machine at work. But chances are I used coins since I almost always have those hanging around the bottom of my purse for whatever reason.

    Post # 7
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

    im the strange one i guess, I pay for EVERYTHING with cash, if they dont take cash then its a money order or a loadable debit card from walmart…I have a good reason for this, my credit was ruined when i let my brother use my first credit card and cant get another one, and I always run into issues with banks, like having my bank info stolen online twice now..so i refuse to bank with anyone! plus it saves on overdrafting….for me its easier. but when you live pay check to paycheck there really isnt a whole lot of use for a bank account anyway….

    Post # 9
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I almost always use cash because that is the easiest way for me to budget.  Every Friday I give myself an allowance and that is what I use for groceries, gas, going out.  Sometimes I only use half of my allowance so then I have extra for splurges like shopping!

    Post # 10
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I only pay in cash when I have to. In fact, the only example I can thing of is the parking lots around my work that only accept cash. So when I drive to work (I usually bus or train), I have to make sure I have small bills. 

    Post # 11
    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Anything I buy off the street, under $10, and my hairdresser.  That’s pretty much it.  Also I like to keep cash on hand for when I go to brunch with my girlfriends.  It makes it much easier to split up the bill.


    Post # 13
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Honestly, the only thing that I use cash for is garage saleing and if they took credit, I’d use it there too. Everything… and I mean everything is paid for with debit. If somewhere doesn’t accept plastic then they more than likely don’t get my business. Get with the times people!

    Post # 14
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I use mine for fake, pretend, childish purchases 🙂

    Mostly, I use cash when I have to, to pay for parking usually. Sometimes, I also use it at local eateries where I know they have to pay the full amount on credit card and debit transaction fees because they’re independent and all.

    I also often try to have cash when I eat at arestaurant with friends that I know is difficult about splitting checks. There’s only a handful of those these days.

    Post # 15
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I pay with cash in very few situations:

    When only cash is accepted.

    when leaving a tip

    when tax will be waived if paying in cash, (especially for large purchases from small vendors)

    when splitting a check at a restrautant multiple ways

    when it’s a really small purchase, (like $3 or less)

    Otherwise I put everything on our credit card with gives us cash back for all our purchases, (and then pay it off completely every month).

    Post # 16
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I use cash for just about everything. I’ve been putting large purchases on my credit card (to help build up credit), but I always have the cash on hand to pay off the bill the next month.

    I had my credit card # stolen a few years ago, so I don’t use it unless I need to. Plus, I don’t like that “the man” can look and see where I’ve been shopping. Call me paranoid.

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