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This panhandler accepts credit cards, so 'no cash' is no excuse

This panhandler accepts credit cards, so 'no cash' is no excuse
PHOTO COURTESY OF CBS DETROIT

If you think technology has touched everyone's lives, it hasn't. Just think about people you see every day who seem to have no technology in their life.

That may include an elderly member of your family. And it certainly includes people collecting cash for donations. Although, we recently told you that some Salvation Army red kettles now accept debit card and credit card payments.

You can't blame them; after all you're increasingly swiping payment cards or using a digital wallet, like Android Pay, to make payments. So, even homeless people asking for help are adapting.

Or, specifically, a homeless man in the 8 Mile section of Detroit has adapted to 21st century payment methods. "Honest Abe" Hagenston is now accepting card payments, thanks to mobile swiping device Square. It's attached to his smartphone.

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