Do you write checks?
It used to be that everyone wrote checks for everything. Who remembers standing behind someone in the checkout line while they slowly wrote out the check for their groceries? Now you just swipe your card through the scanner. And if you're the impatient sort
like me you go through the self-checkout so that you don't have to wait for anyone.
Did you ever write out checks for your bills and then worry about putting the wrong check in the wrong envelope?
Now I pay most of our bills online. I can set up bill pay through my bank's website, or I can go to the website of the electric company or cable company or auto loan and pay the bill directly. In fact, it annoys me when I come across a bank or company that doesn't have the option to pay them electronically through their website. I mean, if they don't have that kind of convenience, do I even want to do business with them?
Do you keep a check register?
Do you know what a check register is?
I don't keep a checkbook register anymore. I get text alerts from my bank anytime money goes out of our account, and I also get daily notifications of our balance.
Actually, I do write one check every week for our tithe. But I don't really need to. Our church has text giving. Once it's set up, you can text the amount you want to give that week and hit send. Or you can download the app and give that way.
It's all so effortless and easy now. The way technology is going, it won't be long before I can spend money just by thinking about it.
So what about you? Are you into the latest convenience when it comes to banking and handling money? Do you pay online, but keep a register anyway just to make sure of yourself? Or do you routinely write out the monthly checks and mail them in just as you've always done?