Years ago I quit carrying paper cash on-hand as a form of money.
I got an ATM card and several debit cards and never looked back.
I actually haven’t written a paper check at the grocery store for around ten years now. This is why I am always shocked when I see someone using this old form of payment, but who am I to judge how other people organize and spend their dough? Personally, I find plastic cards to be the most convenient form of all, especially now that most of us have cells with internet access and apps for our banking requirements. No matter where I’m situated, as long as I have internet access, I can check my bank account balance and make changes if I need to. As much as I enjoy cards over any other form of payment, I have now met my match with the legal marijuana stores in the state. Because cannabis is not yet federally legal, the national banks do not like dealing with cannabis companies in any state, minus a few of them. If I want to buy my marijuana products from the cannabis dispensaries in my location, I have to always have paper cash on hand or get currency from the bank on my way to the dispensary. It’s frustrating for a man who felt like they had finally gotten themselves off of handling paper money ever again. Everything about my purchase experience makes me feel safe in the face of COVID except the currency exchanged at the point of sale.