Cashless, Staying healthy

Why I’m going cashless.

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I went to the grocery store today to pick up a few items.  I had been using cash for grocery purchases, and today was no different.  However, in light of recent developments of the coronavirus epidemic, I’ve been keenly aware of various ways that I could pick up germs.  As I  watched the clerk wipe his nose with his hands, then hand me back my change, I realized that using cash was not the best way to avoid germs.   (I washed my hands and wiped down the cash with lysol wipes when I got home.  YUCK.)

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Then I started thinking {light bulb moment] …who handled the cash before he did?  How sanitary were they?  I’ll never know.  Then I googled ‘how clean is paper money’ and was disgusted with what I found.  Read this article and you will never use cash again.

I’ll be paying with plastic from now on.  No more paper money.  As long as I can track my spending with my awesome YNAB budget system, I will be just fine.

Do you use cash?