Thousands On TikTok Are Just Learning What It Means When A Person ‘Paid Cash’ For Something

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A TikTok video which has now been viewed almost 5 million times is blowing people’s minds with what it means to have “paid cash” for something like a house or a car.

Before I go bursting even more bubbles, how many of you reading this think that if someone “paid cash” for an item it means they rolled up to the pay window at a car dealership or bopped into the realtor’s office with stacks and stacks of bills?

If you said yes, or weren’t sure, then I’m sorry to tell you that, no, that’s not what it means.

I know, right?

With around 500,000 likes on her TikTok video explaining the real definition of “paid cash,” Finance Fran is just out here wrecking worlds.

“When someone says they ‘paid cash for their house’ or ‘bought their car with cash’ it doesn’t literally mean they paid with physical dollar bills (although it could),” her TikTok caption reads.

“It just means they had enough money in their bank account to pay the full price upfront, and didn’t need to get a mortgage or a loan of a car loan.”

That’s it. That’s the whole TikTok. Just her staring at the camera with that written over her on the screen. (It’s how all of her TikTok videos are and she’s amassed 222,000 followers and received almost 14 million likes. What a world!)

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Boom! 4.6 million views and hundreds of comments like these…

“I always imagine they pulled out a briefcase of bills tho,” one viewer commented, echoing dozens and dozens of others.

“That solved a mystery I was too scared to ask about,” another person admitted.

“I literally pictured people slapping a wad of cash on the table and then the house is theirs,” wrote another viewer.

“I bought my first car in cash (took the cash out of the bank) because I thought this was what ‘in cash’ meant,” another viewer admitted.


“I really thought people were walking into car dealerships with 40k cash in their wallets,” admitted another person.

“Y’all seriously didn’t know this? People were really just carrying 30-300 thousand and y’all thought that made more sense?” laughed another stunned viewer.

“I’m concerned with how many people thought it was actual cash,” someone else commented, rightfully so.

“An accounting class would send this entire comment section into a coma,” another viewer commented.

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