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March 17th, 2018 at 02:17 pm

Wow okay so I wrote over 50 checks last year. Crazy. I thought checks were a thing of the past turns out not. Check bill pay does not seem to work for me. I tried 3 times to have them mail a check to the guy who came and cleaned our gutters. I also am told to send a check to the school for activities. They don't seem fond of having an electronic check sent. Nor does the music teacher. Pretty much any kid activities wants a check cut unless they take credit cards.

I only realized this as I am looking over our annual spend and figuring out our taxes. I am pretty sure pre-kids we pretty much never wrote a check.

Oh well. I guess this explains why we run through checks a lot faster than I thought. When I told DH his eyes opened wide. Of course he pays no bills and hasn't cut a check in years. So he was floored. I can now see how many moms walk around with a check and comment "i am constantly cutting checks for every activity." More kids = more activities = more checks. Yes even if it's one activity it's still one check.

5 Responses to “checks”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    Oh yes, I'm always writing checks for school stuff and sports! Thank goodness my bank supplies me with free checks!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Like Bluebird, our banks gives us free checks. Lately, many of our local businesses prefer cash or checks with ID. They charge more if we use a credit card since the credit card companies charge them. So, perhaps checks aren't a thing of the past.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I feel the same way about fax machines. I used to think they were obsolete, but it seems there are still plenty of businesses and doctors' offices that rely on them.

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