Are we the last generation who will pay for things by writing paper bank checks?
Do you still even have a checkbook?
I still have one and use it for bills that have to be paid that way.
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.
My water bill, sewage bill, trash collection bill, taxes, insurance cannot be paid online, or by debit card. Check or money order only.
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.
That's another one-- always good to have a piece of paper when it involves taxes.
Taxes can also be paid through internet transfers and you are obtaining the printed copy of receipt or acknowledgement.
BION, I still find it necessary to write the occasional check. PayPal is the one reason I'm so willing to make pmts online.
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
I have an outdated cheque book with eight folios unutilised out of ten since two years.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.
Yeah, I'm 23 and I have to pay my rent that way. It's incredibly annoying. Only reason I have a checkbook.
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