Saturday, December 8, 2012, AM | Leave Comment
For some folks, handling money is a big problem. Either they don’t have it or when they have it, they get rid of it as soon as they get it. That can turn out to be good for your physical health.
Cash in your hands can be hazardous to your health. You can get sick from it unless you wash your hands more frequently.
Up until now, extensive use of credit cards made you sick and in some cases real sick to the point that the point became a point of no return. Forget about credit, debit and debt for a while.
The financial experts have been telling us to get rid of excess cards and use cash instead. Now another kind of experts tell us to not handle cash excessively. Get rid of it.
To reduce the risk of catching swine flu, wash your hands frequently and use tissues when you sneeze – those are the recommendations from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But there’s another way to protect yourself, even if it’s not so good for the economy: Stop handling money. Instead use credit cards. Say what? Many folks got into the financial mess they are in because they used credit cards for everything regardless whether they could pay it in full by the due date.
Well, your physical health is more important than your financial health or is it the other way around? It doesn’t get talked about much, but paper currency – the dollars, fives, 10s and 20s most people routinely touch every day – can spread viruses from one person to another.
So if you have contact with money that an infected individual has also handled, there’s a possibility of catching the flu.
Remember Burgess Meredith?
It seems like an episode of the Twilight Zone. Remember Burgess Meredith in one of the episodes.
He was the only one left after an atomic bomb explosion. He was so happy when he found books in the ruins of a library.
At one point, he broke his reading glasses. In the presence of so many books, he was unable to read a single line.
So when the swine flue threat is no more, you get out of your home and find there is no more money left. What a bummer that would be?
Get back inside and stay there till the Treasury prints new money and lots of it. Well, that’s what they have been doing lately anyway.
In a Nutshell
Extensive use of credit cards can make you financially sick. Extensive use of cash can make you physically sick. So what do we do? Nothing. Just sit home, relax and watch TV 24/7.