It is probably the next best thing to sliced breads. Such a breeze to use them. With them in hand shopping becomes enroute to a la paradise. Really what fun. Just go and buy whatever you want and use the CARD. Such a small piece of plastic gives you so much power. Many do not even realise that they have to PAY for these purchases which is going to appear in the next statement. What is it about these cards that gives you a feeling of illusion. Me I'm still old fashioned that I carry cash around. Nowadays sometimes the debit card. But almost always use cash. Except for transactions at the Mall which is very rare maybe once or twice a year. So my day to day works on cash. Really I think i'm the only one this way. Everyone seems to flash open their wallets to reveal hordes of cards. All assorted . Color color and some shining and some in gold and some in silver. blink ?? me, have just the one and then drivers license. Nothing to flash really. It looks like I'm dumb and not taking advantage of our dear plastics. But I feel having cash and dealing in cash gives me power. I feel I know how much I have budgeted and am in control of expenses as they happen and at all times just need to count to know where I stand. I dont get it why there's not many like me. Or why is this considered "weird". I am yet to jump over to the age of plastics. Have you all already jumped or what?