Ordering Online Doesn't Mean You Can't Use Cash

a five-spot - use cash online
a five-spot - use cash online

We're almost to Christmas, but first, there's Free Shipping Day -- the next all-important holiday/marketing event. That's the day retailers will offer some or all of their inventory shipped for free when purchased online hopefully to arrive in time for the holiday. But what if you're trying to pay with cash this year?

As a nation, we've been quite good at getting away from credit cards and increasing the savings rate. Restricting yourself to cash purchases is also a great way to stick to a budget. And if you're one of the many no longer eligible for credit, paying for online purchases can be tricky. Many people think there's not a way to use cash when buying online, but they're wrong.