If there is anything the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about finances, it is the importance of having an emergency fund. In April 2020, the number of unemployed persons who reported temporary layoffs hit 18.1 million. Those individuals reporting permanent job loss rose to 2 million.
With news spiraling around the spread of deadly diseases amid an already difficult flu season, the last thing consumers need is to worry about how they are planning to pay. So, what are the dangers and benefits of using cash, cards, and contactless payment?