Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Are you gunning for the forest every time you use an ATM?

The Bite:
Maybe, since the number of trees that go to making receipts is just plain criminal. Hold up on requesting a receipt at the ATM, gas pump, checkout stand, and anywhere else where you have the choice, ski mask or not.
The Benefits:
  • Less eco-thievery. Receipts from the 8 billion U.S. ATM transactions each year create a lotta waste - and most end up in the trash.
  • Not robbing yourself of time. You can view all your transactions on your bank's website, and some stores, such as Apple, will send an e-receipt to your email - ├╝berconvenient.
  • Peace of mind. Misplaced receipts can help thieves steal your identity.
Personally Speaking:
Wallets stuffed with receipts give the illusion of more cash, and personally, we can't afford to be any more deluded about our spending reserves than we already are.
Wanna Try:
  • Just say (or press) no.

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