Making the shift from credit cards.
Banks and retailers have benefited greatly the past few decades by promoting a cashless lifestyle. They convinced us that it’s safer and more convenient to carry plastic. They declared cash old fashioned and clunky, and plastic hip and cool. We gradually fell for the pitch and eventually got more than we bargained for — going cashless has turned us into a debt-ridden society. But things are changing on the consumer front, and cash is making a comeback.
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