@Lily Rowan And also, what is pub cheese???
Agreed. I wasn't too confused about it when my single mom was working three jobs to make ends meet. But this is still a great interview and I really enjoyed reading it and thinking about these issues.
@Heidi N. Moore@twitter I think the cash-only rule works for lots of people, but personally it just does not work at all for me. Maybe it's because I am one of those few weird people left who actually balance their checkbook religiously, but for me, once that money is out of the bank, it's gone. I could spend it on anything at all without giving it a second thought. I'm much more careful about my spending if I actually use the card and write down the amount and do the math. Of course this only works if you're actually going to commit to doing that!