away for the weekend: my town shoot-out "money"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

my town shoot-out "money"

Oh my, what did we all do before e-this and e-that?
I guess we carried more cash.
These are the essentials I keep in my purse


Debit Card - replaces pretty much all the cash I used to carry

"Dunkies" Card - just because it feels silly to put a cup of coffee on my debit card

Charlie Card - named after Charlie on the MTA aka "the man who never returned" - this little card is a must-have for getting around Boston

Smart phone with MBTA app - for catching a train to the 'burbs. No more stopping at the ticket window, because, you know - that takes time.

A few actual $ - for emergencies? Nope, but that would probably be smart. My favorite Vermont coffee shop only takes cash.

75 cents - locker rental at the ski slope

1 penny - just because no matter how I pay for things, I always wind up with pennies.

I'm curious to see what your interpretation of "money" is - and as a side-note - Photoshop would not let me edit this photo. According to the counterfeit laws, though, I'm okay.

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17 comments:

  1. I must say, I use plastic for everything! I rarely have cash with me. I should probably carry some around just in case, but I've gotten along ok so far haha. I do get cash if I go yard saling of course.

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  2. I still prefer cash or checks. When ever possible especially with small business I will write a check. Debit cards are continent, but they cost the merchants quite a bit of $$$ My auto mechanic give a 2% discount for cash or check. I hired a tree trimmer last year that will not accept plastic for any reason.

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  3. Credit card, Sam's and Safeway cards, Insurance Information.

    No smart phone for the Hubby or I. We do have AT&T coverage, but have not justified the expense ... yet. We still use a TracFone for when we go to town. I think the Hubby would love a smart phone so he can check the weather and markets at all times.

    The Hubby is always good about having cash. Like you, I just make sure I have enough money to buy me a cuppa joe! I tend to spend my quarters in gum ball machines.

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  4. Mostly I use my debit card. I do carry a little cash just in case I need it.

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  5. In the past couple of years, we have ended up using our debit card for just about everything. I hate using it for something less than $5 though, so I try to keep at least a ten on me. I have a smart phone, but I just call, text, take pictures, and search the internet with it. I didn't know I could pay for things with it...well, I guess I had heard about it, but don't trust it for that. I have had my debit card number stolen twice, and each time they caught the theif. Thank goodness.

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  7. I still use cash for small sums but the cards are certainly taking over.

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  8. Nice shot. Creative idea. My debit card gets quite the workout for me.

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  9. I uses debit or credit card in big stores ,but cash is much needed in small shops especially the neighbourhood shops and markets.

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  10. Debit card for everything - even my coffee!
    I think the day will come when that's all we'll use.
    We do have some quarters in the Jeep for the carts at the discount grocery store we visit. You put a quarter in for the cart and when you return it you get your quarter back - no wayward carts in the parking lot!

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  11. I almost always use credit card. I keep a little cash for thrift stores/yard sales etc.

    Have a good weekend.

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  12. I'm with Carletta -- debit card. Which is funny because my hubby only uses cash. Always!

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  13. Wen I do carry a purse, which I avoid whenever possible, it has my "dumb" phone because we too decided to skip the expense for now, a small digital camera for those always unexpected shots, 1 credit card for emergencies, about $25 or usually less in cash, few coins, library card, CVS card, pen, notepad, calendar book. When out walking or on short shopping trips, I will lck the purse in my car and carry some cash in my jeans along with the phone and often the small digital camera.

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  14. My debit card is usually the only money I carry. Shamefully, I borrow at times at work when I need a shot of caffeine via the coke machine. (I always pay back, of course.) And I've been out of checks for years, but that is something I need to change soon.

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  15. I use my AMEX to pay for almost everything but I still always carry cash-- Old habits are hard to break!

    Love your fave coffee shop still doesn't take credit cards. I'm guessing it helps them keep the $$$ down.

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  16. Interesting topic, huh? Seems the card has taken over the money market. Really like how you got colours into your pic.

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