Are we the last generation who will pay for things by writing paper bank checks?

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    Are we the last generation who will pay for things by writing paper bank checks?

    Do you still even have a checkbook?

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    I still have one and use it for bills that have to be paid that way.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I do too-- but even with most of these, they could be paid online. Soon, of course, currency and checks may  become obsolete when we use a fingerprint on a mobile device.

    2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
      LindaSmith1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My water bill, sewage bill, trash collection bill, taxes, insurance cannot be paid online, or by debit card.  Check or money order only.

  3. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    I do still have a checkbook, because I pay my quarterly taxes by check. Other than that, I write maybe one paper check a year.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's another one-- always good to have a piece of paper when it involves taxes.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image29
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Taxes can also be paid through internet transfers and you are obtaining the printed copy of receipt or acknowledgement.

  4. Arachnea profile image75
    Arachneaposted 3 years ago

    BION, I still find it necessary to write the occasional check. PayPal is the one reason I'm so willing to make pmts online.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I believe it, and PayPal is great  --especially if you have to convert currencies.

  5. Arco Hess Designs profile image70
    Arco Hess Designsposted 3 years ago

    Actually, I have never written a check and my husband last wrote a check three years ago, simply because that's the only thing the apartment he was renting would accept (before we were married).

    It's almost not worth doing anymore. What are they needed for, besides a few places like apartments? We don't pay our bills with them. We don't use them when grocery shopping. We don't use them at the department store.

    They are almost useless. Perhaps soon, they will change the name of the checking account to debit card account wink

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are right, but what if the grid goes down, or a disaster takes out electricity and cell data for an extended time?

  6. Venkatachari M profile image29
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    I have an outdated cheque book with eight folios unutilised out of ten since two years. I have no use for it as I make purchases through my ATM/Debit card.
    I do not think anybody may be using checks still now. Internet has literally sent the checks to dust bin. You can make any kind of payment through online without using your paper checks.
    So, we are the last generation utilising them.

  7. Hannah Elise profile image84
    Hannah Eliseposted 3 years ago

    Yeah, I'm 23 and I have to pay my rent that way. It's incredibly annoying. Only reason I have a checkbook.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Annoying?  Perhaps, but we used to have to pay this way for almost everything-- a monthly chore.

 
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