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Though it is now the philosophy of many consumers, “charge it” was not always a commonplace phrase. Credit cards first appeared in the 1950s, but the concept originated much earlier. In our latest infographic, we depict this plastic evolution and predict what credit cards may become in the future.


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Published February 1, 2012 Updated: August 7, 2014
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