“Consumers fancy themselves immune to this financial anesthesia. But study after study has documented credit cards’ ability to get people to spend more than they otherwise would.” The Atlantic’s Joe Pinsker makes the case against credit cards.

+ If you’re gonna get rid of your credit cards, you might need a refresher on how to write a check. Apparently, people are using Google to help themselves brush up on that old skill. (Our ability to figure out any task has been outsourced to the cloud.)