After paying my rent prior to the 4pm deadline and stashing my cash in a drawer, I was ready for the week. My initial anxiety about this contest is that I will feel as if I get some sort of “bonus” for using my credit card…yikes. After filling up my gas tank and being charged with the $73.19 bill, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for landing on the cashless team.
So what is the key to surviving the cashless vs. cardless smackdown? Roll with a member of the opposite payment method.
Although I am on the arguably easier assignment of going cashless, this tactic has already saved me some considerable grief. Undergoing the unbearably painful process of splitting a huge group check? I’ve got my friend Brooke to make it rain dolla dolla bills and get us out the door. Faced with a $1.25 toll payment on the drive home? Yo, Brooke, you got this suga-mama.
In return, I will be providing her with a payment-free ride to the grocery store and a credi- card-stipend-swipe of the $20 I owe her from the dinner bill. Perfect harmony. An
Is this all too good to be true? More to come…