First, the Old News: Debit Cards are a convenient way to have access to your spending money almost everywhere without having to carry gobs of cash. A lot of us can’t even function in the real world without that handy piece of plastic.
Still, as handy as it is, there are some things that always made using a Debit Card feel a little risky. Like, what if I lose my card at that cool little flea market two hours away from home and I don’t want to sit in the parking lot on hold with the card company in the hot sun? Or what about those weird charges that popped up on my account that I didn’t see until three days later when my account was already overdrawn? OR what about if I have a really really bad day at work and I’m tempted to indulge in some serious retail therapy even though I know I should save the money until payday?
Hey, we get it, life throws curveballs.