I didn’t have time to stop by Bloomies’s cashmere sale. I wanted a turquoise cap-sleeve crewneck. My friend was already going, so I lent her my debit card to buy it for me. “What a good friend,” I thought.
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Oh yes, card and PIN. She had full access. And I, sans card, had none.
It took her 4 days to give me back my card. We’re now former friends.
I changed my PIN even before another cent left my checking account.
If there is a next time, it will be a cash transaction.
Being too busy is just maybe a sign I shouldn’t be shopping. No matter how good the discount and what’s on sale. Ugh, life and its lessons.
(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)