The days of paying with cash everywhere you go are long gone. A newer technology age has replaced the traditional payment methods and made debit and credit payments the new business standard. All businesses benefit from having the ability to accept credit card payments. People do not carry cash anymore. Keeping track of spending is far more difficult when everything is paid for with cash. Banks statements and tools have made it easy for consumers to purchase all items with a card and manage their spending. Consumers spend more when they pay with plastic.