“So many people have said to me, ‘You know, when I have cash in my pocket, it just goes. I don’t even know what I spent it on. With a credit card, I know what I spent it on. I can’t pretend that I don’t know, because I see it.’”
Same for online shopping, she says.
For one person, what turns into click-click-click impulse purchases in the middle of the night and a stack of boxes on the porch a few days later, allows another to stay away from all the pretty temptations surrounding them at the mall and just buy the specific item they need.