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paying in cash

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by tierralawn, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. tierralawn

    tierralawn LawnSite Member
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  2. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    uhm.. I pay with visa to collect points.. I'll pay for cash when I need to for small purchases and keep the receipt!
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    the only thing that I use the credit card for is large equipment purchases. Everything else I use checking
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Very very seldom do I ever use cash....mainly use checking and on some occasions use credit card
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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  7. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Troy, im the same way. But it occured to me that i was wasting my money. My checks cost me to reorder. I go through approximately 3 checks a week strictly for fuel, but i have decided next year it is going to go on a gas rewards credit card. That way, i can cut my check writing to only 1 per month, and expedite the fueling process at the same time (going inside and writing the check takes time). That way, id write about 40 checks a year, instead of 20 a month like this year. At the same time, id get free gas(as if i need anymore, dang that reaks :blush: :) )
  8. glenjr10

    glenjr10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Every daily purchase and I do mean EVERY purchase is made on credit card. New equipment, if under the limit, would also be purchased on Credit Cards.

    My reasoning behind this is, I am 19, I only purchase what I know I will be able to pay off at the end of the month, and so I stay disciplined. All this does is slowly increase my credit score.

    Also, Banks charge me for each transaction that goes through my account, once it gets to a certain point. To limit this, I use the Credit Card, and then get ONE (1) check to write. Really simple when balancing the checkbook.
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I do have to agree with the whole checking charging thing. The bank only allows me to write 50 checks a month, after that they charge me for it. Usually they charge around $3.60 a month on average for going over the 50, for which I was charged about 8 times this year.

    To reorder 150 checks it costs me $10.01, which is about every 2 to 3 months that I reorder. I have thought about getting a card for gasoline only, but the only thing that I am worried about is that it will just become another debt that I own.

    I could save about probably about $40 to $50 bucks just on checks every year if I cut back. The probably with me though, is that I have a cash issue. When I have cash I seem to spend it more freely, compared to when I write a check, I seem to be more conservative.

    That is a good point that you made though
  10. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    Why is everyone still writing checks? Has anyone ever heard of a Visa checkcard? I use mine everywhere. I think i've written 2 checks in the last year.

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