It seems like everyone is catching a bug right about now. Would charging you purchasing here in the Hudson Valley decrease your odds of getting sick?

Germs are everywhere  but we can take certain steps to avoid some of them.

Everyone around me is getting flu-like symptoms. It may be difficult to stay away from people who are sick but could using your debit card be a simple way to stay healthy? Think about it. It's been in gross hands, dropped on streets and even on floors.

LendEDU, used a device to measure amounts of bacteria on all types of bills. The bills were given a score. Any score over 10 is no longer considered sanitary. They determined that the $20 bills were the nastiest with a score of 633. $5 bills were also considered gross with a score of 216. $100 bills were the cleanest with a score of 76.

To put it into perspective, your plastic debit cards are dirtier than a toilet seat.

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