Congratulations! You scraped by, yet again, in getting this month’s rent and bills paid. But now you don’t have much spending cash for going out, and you’ll spend the rest of the month fantasizing about ways to make more money so that you can do both.
Have you considered the counterintuitive idea of paying cash-only everywhere you go in order to save money?
In my Clinton Hill neighborhood, I noticed that a lot of places provide a discount for paying cash instead of credit. In order to try and save a buck without actually putting in any effort, I decided to test-drive my theory and see whether I could save money by carrying cash everywhere for one week. (more…)