About a month ago, I watched a video on Yahoo about an ordinary couple who were challenged to use cash for everything they bought for one week. The idea was to find out if they would spend less when using actual paper money.
How do you feel about using cash versus using a debit card? If someone said you could have your choice of ten $100 bills or a debit card with $1000, which would you choose?
Imagine the feel and the smell of all those greenbacks. Now mentally lay each $100 out on the counter and savor the idea that they are all yours. Yours to spend however you want.
Now take a look at that debit card. Cold hard plastic. It just...