I have used a card. I really, truly, sincerely did not mean to use a card, but it was unavoidable. **sniff** Honest. **sniff** Summer internship funding forms were due! Study guides needed to get printed! It won’t happen again.

Promise.

**Oh the humanity!**

But – to [...]

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Cardless? How timely

On April 1, 2012 By

It seems the Visa network was down with a technical problem for a short time Sunday. Any of the cashless notice?

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Cardless people get a lot of them!

My wallet seriously weighs like 5 lbs right now. And of course, while paying for coffee today- I decided to unload some of my change and commenced digging through my purse to find 78 cents… the woman behind me audibly sighed as I searched for the last dime. [...]

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Rolling deep…

On April 1, 2012 By

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 [...]

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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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I cheated on my first day. I know that’s bad, but I had a premonition that I would be “cardless” and somehow pre-planning to go to the ATM after 4:00 p.m. made it seem okay. Like I could have gone to the ATM at 3:30, but it would have been really inconvenient, almost impossible, I [...]

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At about 9 PM last night, my brain decided that my 14 hour thesis binge was over. While all good things must come to an end, so too (mercifully) must all bad things.

In a near vegetative state, I joined my wife in the living room to watch something on TV. Nothing was on, with [...]

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I went to Target this morning, spent $65. I am cardless this week, so I had been sure to bring enough cash along for what I planned to buy. (Target is, of course, notorious for shopping mission creep. My fixed amount of cash limited but did not completely eliminate this.)

My reason for writing is [...]

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To begin with, I had not used my atm card to take out cash in so long that I had forgotten my pin and had to have my bank send me a “reminder”. I don’t even have a bank in Somerville. I usually get cash by paying for other people with my credit card and [...]

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Tolls got me.

On March 31, 2012 By

 I picked my wife up from the airport, and I’m so used to zipping through the electronic tolls, I did it without even thinking. It was premeditated. I decided I would just ‘fess up here and say, –Yes it’s a wonderful thing that I can drive straight through toll booths without stopping, waiting, or scrounging [...]

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