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Do you carry cash or so you rely on card / Apple pay ect?

I prefer not to carry cash, I find it easier to track what I'm spending online and generally prefer to pay by card.

Just recently Iv been caught short by being only cash!

MumOfThree
over a year ago
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JorgieGault

No, I don’t really like carrying cash much, prefer to use card

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MumOfThree

I feel like it's going that way more and more places let you pay via your phone!

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JorgieGault

MumOfThree it’s safer I believe, using supporters such as paypal, to get mugged would be near on impossable, must be incredible for bank owners

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SalmaS

I only use cash for small prices. Don't carry much with me. For more expensive items I prefer to use PayPal. Because its easier and faster to get refunds when needed

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MumOfThree

Completely agree it's much safer and my preferred payment method online

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nicolajaynehend

Hi mumofthree I am disabled and I do not carry cash. Just few coppers. Because I do not feel safe carrying cash with me.. And it's the Same at home I do not have cash in the house. I live on my own and I find it's better for me. The only time I have cash in the house if I've to pay the work man. Then I get it the day be for hand. 🐧

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Auntielettie

Last summer at a music festival i saw many many people turned away from food stalls who only took cash payments, those wanting to pay by card got terribly caught out

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AgnesFaludi

Do not really, only when I go to places which still not accept my card.

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mmokane24

I Carry cash as I like to see what I am spending and I like it because once you spend it, it is already gone unlike card payments which you can forget about and then hits your account when you have no money

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MumOfThree

That's very true, specially as it takes a few days to clear. I forget what Iv spent it on though so can easily see online where it has gone

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Username55157

Where I live it is like the middle ages and a lot of places won't take cards still. I carry what I call car park change and that's it, if any of the places only take cash, I walk away. I do find I spend more now though as it is so easy to use contactless and if you're like me you don't think twice about it or how much these little amounts build up

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MumOfThree

All these glitch prices have been killing me! I think that's good only a couple of quid but that turns into a tenner in a couple of days! I do keep change in my car for parking just in case but it's minimal.

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Username55157

MumOfThree I try not to look more than 24 times a day 🙂

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ShellyAnn

Cash myself. I don't tend to cary much with me only what I know the item will cost. I tend to budget everything so I know in advance I will need £20 for eg and that will be all I have. That and bus fare.

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MumOfThree

It is a good way of budgeting - I set myself an amount per week but it's v easy to go over it by card.

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CherylMason

I am going back to paying cash as I no longer want everyone to be tracking what I am doing.

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MumOfThree

I don't mind as much, I keep getting cash back offers from my bank at the places I shop the most so works well for me. Just recently I had 20% staff discount at Morrison's plus 10% cash back from my bank.

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SusanEaston327

i also use cards very rarley carry cash

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JaneWest

Bank cards are so much easier nowadays even if something cost a £1.00 you can just ping your card.... I tell my kids I am like the queen never carry cash 😏

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DanniiBentham

No not any more I always po at on card or phone now so much easier and quicker with kids lol 🤣

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