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4 reasons I use cash instead of credit cards


I’m honored to be guest posting over at Simple Mom [2] today on a rather controversial subject: why I use cash instead of credit cards [2]. Here’s a snippet of my post:

We have a policy at our house: if we can’t pay cash for it, we don’t buy it. It’s a plain and simple policy, but it’s saved us a boatload of debt, fights over money, and stress about our finances.

Sure, it has meant we’ve gone without a lot of different things we wanted over the years because we didn’t have money to pay for it. But truthfully, I’ll take the peace and freedom that comes from living without credit card debt over all the bling and stuff. It’s worth more than money can buy, anyway.

Do I think credit cards are evil? Well, I wouldn’t go so far to say they are wrong or immoral, but I would say that I’d strongly encourage anyone who is currently swiping plastic on a regular basis to step back and consider a few things…

Click on over [2] to read the whole post and be sure to leave a comment over there [2] to be entered to win one of 10 copies of my book!

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