Every Christmas we give our kids their age in cash—a tradition that began with Becky’s parents—making it fun to get older. Hard cold cash is often forgotten when credit cards, gift cards or your iphone complete transactions. But what happens when the lights go out? You still have basic needs, like caffeine. That’s why carrying some cash and storing some cash makes sense to me. It’s a lot easier letting the cashier keep the change for that cup-of-Joe or 5 lbs. of ice than explaining why he should trust you to pay him next Tuesday.
“I’ll gladly pay you on Tuesday…”