May 14, 2003 in Current Events

Paper Checks

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Is anyone out there still using paper checks? I ran out two weeks ago and I can’t bring myself to order more. I pay 95% of my bills electronically. But I’ll probably have to break down and order as the company that sucks the most money out of me each month, doesn’t accept online payments. Who is this company? Well they manage my apartment building along with about 10 others in the city. Why can’t they get with the times? Oh well! I suppose there is something to be said for doing things the old fashioned way.


  1. February 22, 2004 at 7:10 pm


    I bank @ Charter One as well and I have to totally agree their Online Bill payment system is really great!!
    They also have checking imaging right online and I cna see those checks right overthe internet no more paper mess.

  2. October 8, 2003 at 9:21 pm


    I agree that paper checks are a pain in the butt. I also bank with Charter One and they make it so easy! Not only do they have FREE online bill payer but they also have a Totally free account where even your checks are free. No minimum balance either. If you use your checking account alot I would really check it out!

  3. May 17, 2003 at 8:40 am


    Unrelated to your post, but I added you to my friends list at, which showed me a list of all the books you’ve mentioned on your blog recently, and I must say that you have fantastic taste in books! I’m going to try to track down some of the books you mentioned and give them a read.

  4. May 15, 2003 at 10:10 am


    I bank with (and work for) AMCORE Bank – I’m actually in the support department for our online banking system, which is wicked nice. I love the bill pay thingie cos it’s FREE and soooo easy (and I’m not just saying that cos it’s my job). My husband and I write a few checks – but that’s mainly for rent and carryout.

  5. May 15, 2003 at 7:46 am


    I bank with Charter One. They handle the e-checks for me. If the payee doesn’t accept e-payments, the bank cuts a physical check and puts it in the mail. No extra charge.

  6. May 14, 2003 at 9:58 pm


    I really have to think when I write a check these days. It’s stange to me when I actually put pen to paper and write “two-hundred dollars and twenty-five cents” or whatever the amount may be.
    I’m write (right) there with you. Electronic payments require no balance time in my checkbook register and the payee gets the dinero ASAP if they do it electronically.
    I get pissy when people/bizes don’t jump on this bandwagon as well.

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