9 reasons you may never use cash again

The VirtualSpendingBoommove toward a cashless society won’t occur in one fell swoop. And there won’t be one single factor that brings it about.

There are, however, plenty of alternate payment methods that are nipping at its heels. Some have been around for more than half a century. Others have begun to pop up in the past few years. And a few are just getting their start now. But all of them shift the paradigm a bit.

Here are a few of the most popular cash alternatives, as well as some of the biggest up-and-comers.

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What to expect from Apple’s product launch event on Thursday

After applethe widely acclaimed introduction of the iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Apple Pay a month ago, Tim Cook is ready to take a victory lap. But the energy surrounding this week’s expected roll out of a new slate of iPads and new MacBook and iMac models is significantly lower than that of a month ago.

Unlike September’s big iPhone, Apple Watch reveal, this time there don’t appear to be any paradigm shifting announcements in store.

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iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Tim Cook all impress, but questions remain

Tim tim cookCook has had his first Steve Jobs moment.

With Tuesday’s introduction of the new iPhone 6 line, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company’s CEO escaped the public shadow of his revered predecessor. Now the question is: Can he deliver in the same impressive fashion?

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iPhone 6: What does Apple have to reveal Tuesday to stay on top?

It’s apple eventbeen a while since we’ve had a true ‘Apple moment’ at one of its press events. Tuesday’s expected introduction of the iPhone 6 (and possibly more) could end that drought.

All signs indicate Apple plans to come out swinging this time — determined to regain the attention of former customers who have drifted toward larger Android devices in recent years.

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