I am mostly a cashless person. I always carry around some cash – for emergencies or the odd time I need it. Usually this is when I forget to fill my Jumbo card and I am in the middle of paying for lunch in Mugar, or at a random coffee shop which is cash only. [...]More... →
For Christmas I took my parents dog-sledding in Maine, and the company was cash only. I was somewhat annoyed since it was $150/person, which meant a $450 cash transaction. Seriously? Oh well. It’s Maine. We stopped at the local Mallard Mart on the way so I could make the requisite withdrawal.
But then something got [...]More... →
I met up with a fellow microfinance intern from Oaxaca at a cash-only bar, and she was concerned about having enough on hand for a drink. We never would have let that happen Oaxaca, where cash is king. People never let their cash supplies get too low because cards just can’t be counted on there. [...]More... →