DH and I are old-fashioned old people who prefer to use cash over credit or debit. (We’ve also managed our finances with the envelope method* for 33+ years, and it was most helpful on our old Disney trips and vacations.)
However, the world has changed (dagnabbit), and with COVID altering the daily habits of people and businesses everywhere, we realize we’re going to have to connect our debit card to our MagicBands and pay for most of our meals and trinkets that way.
We’ve never done that. We never put charging privileges on our old room key cards. We don’t even like to use the debit card and hang on to the three receipts per month that we generate like golden treasure destined to be buried in a chest on a beach somewhere. (To be found by Jack Sparrow, of course.)
But I don’t even know if you get a paper receipt if you pay for your Dole Whip with your MagicBand! What if I don’t have anything to bury in a chest like treasure?!
So, really basic question: Can I get a list of purchases every day from the front desk? I can’t find a place on the MDE app that would tell me what damage I’ve done to my budget. Oooo – is there such a thing on the app that would tell me that?! And I just haven’t found it because [see above re: old-fashioned old people]???
I’ve only got 95 days to get ready for this trip. I’m beginning to sweat.
*The envelope method is a household budget in which you put a set percentage of your paycheck toward bills, a percentage toward savings, and a percentage to daily money, ostensibly in an envelope for each day of the week. You put aside a day’s worth of money for just that day. When you run out of money on Tuesday, you can’t buy anything until Wednesday. Whatever is leftover at the end of the day can be rolled into the next day’s cache or savings. Really has worked for us, but it’s very old-fashioned, I know.