7 ways your everyday life is already cashless

The CashlessSocietycashless society isn’t something set in some distant future. For many people, it’s here today.

More and more frequently, items and activities that used to have us handing over a $5 or $20 bill are being paid for in different ways. In fact, as the holiday travel period approaches, it’s entirely possible that you could take the family on vacation without ever once having to reach for your wallet.

Here are seven steps from a day in the life of the average, ordinary (and now cashless!) member of society.

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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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