Posts by: Brooke Smith

Cash is costing me

On April 3, 2012 By

My week in paper is chugging along well, but it definitely has me thinking about the costs of lacking choice. There have been financial costs and benefits with my cash-only lifestyle, in addition to some costs and benefits in terms of time and social capital.

Financial:

- ($0.37 x T rides this week) Without a [...]

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12 minutes

On April 1, 2012 By

I lasted precisely 12 minutes as a devoted cardless consumer.

I was assigned into the cashless group, but was willing to make the trade with another smackdown participant because I am pretty big proponent of carrying cash.  I made sure that I paid rent, deposited my roommate’s portion of rent back in my account, paid [...]

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