Our Preferred Plastic: Debit Cards: "Debit cards have become a big part of our everyday lives. We use it to buy cups of coffee in the morning, put gas in our car, even purchase a .30 cent pack of gum. The increase in use of debit cards can be attributed to the growing debt the US public has managed to accrue using credit cards. Banks are trying their best discourage the use of debit cards since they make more from credit card transaction. Get the facts on the plastic you keep."