Credit Cards R.I.P.

By Deane Barker on January 24, 2011

Credit cards: On their way out ‘like vinyl records’: One more thing I’ll have to explain to my grandkids…

Credit cards may soon be as outdated as vinyl records. (Remember those?) And this is the year that the slow, steady march to oblivion begins.

You can already use your iPhone, Droid or BlackBerry to buy a hotdog at the ballgame, buy your Starbucks latté, or give a friend a few bucks by Bumping phones. But by the end of the year you may not even think twice about reaching for your phone to pay at the register instead of fumbling for your credit card.



  1. Except when your battery is dead….

    I think credit cards will die, but they won’t be killed by phones (at least not in their current form)

  2. they’ll be around alright, you need something to “cut” and “send back” to the bank to prove you cancelled your card…….

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