It is a good idea not to pay with cash.

@marguicha (80594)
Chile
April 22, 2016 3:17pm CST
Every time I pay with cash (fortunatly they are all small things) I lose the receipt, if there is one. Then, if something happens, noone will actknowledge your payment. Last year, I ended up very unhappy with a dentist. I finally stopped going and cot another one. According to the "system" I had paid less and she had done more. No comments. I know what they do in my mouth. But I had paid in cash most of the time. Now I had a dentist appointment. First the dentist had forgotten that he had not done a through cleaning, yet such cleaning was in my bill. I reminded him the steps of my appointments, one by one. And then I went to see about the billing with the secretary. She had two payments in her book and I was certain that I had paid 3 times. But this time I first extended a check and then, the 2 other times, I paid with my credit card. I told her that I would check at home, as I did not remember but the Bank would. All that was said with a smile. As soon as I reached home, I checked as, surelly, there were all the payments. So, before this post, I wrote a love letter to the secretary, including dates. DON´T pay with cash.
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@much2say (34698)
• United States
22 Apr 16
Argh! I hate that after all that money you pay up to the dentist, they can't get their records straight! They do ask me if I want a receipt after the appointment, and I always say yes - you never know!! I'm so glad you had the proof that you did indeed pay!
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@marguicha (80594)
• Chile
22 Apr 16
I confess that I forget many times where I place the receipts. So I´m glad the Bank can tell me oabout every thing I pay with my Visa.
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@much2say (34698)
• United States
22 Apr 16
@marguicha I've tried to get in a habit of putting receipts in one box at home - but even then I forget and it gets lost sometimes - maybe in the car or in my purse - but hopefully somewhere where it will be found.
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@marguicha (80594)
• Chile
23 Apr 16
@much2say I found the dentist receipts today much after I had checked at the Bank in the web.
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@sol_cee (13228)
• Japan
22 Apr 16
Reading love letters MUST be an everyday thingie for the secretary. lol
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@marguicha (80594)
• Chile
22 Apr 16
I bet! Why don´t they ever add it wrong in the other way?
@Platespinner (18096)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
22 Apr 16
Groceries and incidentals I buy with cash, but for the bigger stuff and for services I pay with either the debit card or a credit card that gets paid off at the end of the month. It's very helpful to have the bank's records!
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@marguicha (80594)
• Chile
22 Apr 16
The BAnk´s records comes in handy in these cases. And as for groceries, I pay with my Visa at the supermarket but I pay with cash for smaller things.
@Hatley (158030)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Apr 16
yes thats what the lady fro m Social scurity said to me that by havinga global Visa card social security will know where I spent the money and I will not have to save reeips from ever transacton no matter ow small or big so thats how Im go ing to do it with my 2 thousand onehundred thirty one dollars.
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@marguicha (80594)
• Chile
22 Apr 16
I have found that I spend less when I pay with my card. Of course, I pay it all at the end of the month.
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@Corbin5 (79142)
• United States
22 Apr 16
Great advice. Having a record of payments is the way to go!
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@marguicha (80594)
• Chile
22 Apr 16
Yes it is! I´m glad I did just now.
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@jaboUK (50181)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 16
I usually pay sums under £20 in cash, and anything else goes on my card. It's usually for food items, so I don't keep receipts.