Put down the plastic: life without credit cards

The World

Last week, we looked at how some banks were canceling consumer credit cards without warning and how consumers could avoid it by using their cards more. That discussion sparked a debate about whether people can get by without credit cards at all. We speak to three people who are doing just that: Joel Westendorf of Los Angeles, California; and Andrea Hermitt of Atlanta, Georgia. Takeaway contributor Beth Kobliner lays out some of the logistical benefits and drawbacks of life without plastic.

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