Going cashless is quickly becoming the way of the world. It's hard to fight the convenience of swiping a card. It's even harder to combat the convenience of not having to swipe at all. Now, all you have to do is tap. You can use your phone to pay for purchases at many retailers. Have you made the switch to cashless?
A new study shows that Texas is the most interested state in the US when it comes to going cashless.
A study was done recently by Casino Canada to determine which states in the U.S. were most interested in going cashless. I was a little surprised by their findings. According to them, Texas is the number one state in the nation interested in going cashless.
Going cashless is supposedly the way of the future. According to a press release from Casino Canada detailing their study, the U.S. is going to be the world's largest market for cashless transactions by 2027. Texas seems interested in being at the forefront.
They determined this by comparing keyword searches for different payment methods. Think PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, and others. You can see the results of their study by following this link.
It's not too far-fetched to think that one day soon, most of us won't be using cash anymore. Everything will be done through apps, or by simply tapping your card on the card reader. It's fast. It's convenient. No more having to wait for someone to dig through their wallet and then wait for someone to count back their change.
I'm not ready to go completely cashless yet. More than once I've found myself able to make purchases when others get turned away because a card reader is down. When tech issues pop up, I'm still able to go about my business. Call me a cantankerous old man, but I prefer my cash.
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