People use money to pay for things. There are many different ways to do this. Long ago, people used animals and objects to pay. Today, people use smartphones and other methods. Which of these ways to pay have you seen?
Spend CashINTI ST. CLAIR—GETTY IMAGES
This girl is paying with cash. Cash comes in paper bills and metal coins. Each type of bill or coin is worth a different amount.
Use a CardPRAETORIAN PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES
People can pay with a credit card. Credit cards let people borrow money from a bank. They need to pay it back later.
Write a CheckDNY59—GETTY IMAGES
You can pay with a check. It is a piece of paper that you fill out and give to someone. The money will come out of your bank account. Don’t forget to sign your name!
Tap Your PhoneMARTIN-DM—GETTY IMAGES
Some people pay with a smartphone. It’s like using a credit card. People can tap their phone at a store’s register. This transfers the money. Easy!
Did You Know?
Some stores no longer accept cash. You can pay with a credit card or a phone. Do you think that one day, we won’t use cash at all?