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Tom Meaglia, ChFC®, AEP®,


Chartered Financial Consultant

Investment Advisor Representative

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

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Meaglia Financial Consulting

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May/June 2023

Paying with Cash

Woman at the supermarket checkout, she is paying using a credit card, shopping and retail concept

These days, credit and debit cards are the payment of choice for many people, and paying with cash may seem kind of old school. But, there’s a good reason why you might want to start carrying money in your wallet. Fees that credit card companies charge merchants are on the increase, and businesses are responding by tacking on surcharges to cover the cost of making credit card purchases.

Small Business Perk
Alternatively, some independent merchants and other small businesses sometimes offer discounts to customers who pay cash. One benefit of using cash is that it can make you more aware of an item’s cost and how much you’re spending.

Plan Ahead
Knowing you’ll receive a discount if you pay cash or may incur a fee if you use your credit card can help you plan. If you decide to use a card, choosing one with rewards may help offset surcharges.


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