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Taking Charge turns 4: a look back at the progress

Connie Prater

Four years ago today, the Taking Charge blog posted its first entry.

I blogged about my daughter, a middle-schooler at the time, who was discovering the convenience of plastic payment cards.

She was a newbie at the school and had not yet gotten her school ID card, which also doubles as the lunch payment card. So, she pulled out cash at the lunch counter and slowed the whole line down. Lesson learned: Plastic is faster and doesn’t anger the folks in line behind you.

That was four years ago. The payment card world has changed dramatically since then.

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