said by MovieLover76:
... the vast majority of people I know use their debit cards, often like a credit card for everything.
Same here and it is not a good idea, I try and talk people I know out of the habit. The protections of a credit card are just not there when you use your debit as a credit card... no insurance, disputing a charge is 10X harder since you money is already gone, just a hassle. Many people simply don't realize there is a difference.