Interview with Matty Simmons

In this Post interview, Matty Simmons, a publicity man for Diners Club in the 1950s and a witness to the world's first credit card purchase, talks about the days — not that long ago — when the charge card was seen as an oddity.

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Editorial director Steven Slon interviews Matty Simmons, author of “The Day Cash Died” (The Saturday Evening Post, March/April 2016).

A publicity man for Diners Club in the 1950s and a witness to the world’s first credit card purchase, Simmons talks about the days — not that long ago — when the charge card was seen as an oddity.

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