Do you still write checks?
Whenever I mention the (seemingly) ancient are of check writing, I always get a few comments from readers who have long since quit writing checks.
As much as I’d like to join the ranks of the non-check-writers, we still have a number of instances where we need to write a check. Note that I’m talking here about the physical act of writing a check, not using online billpay to send a check.
More often than not, our check writing needs stem from the fact that we have four school age kids. Thus, we write checks for fundraisers, to put money in their lunch accounts, and so on.
While we’ve been able to automate many of our check writing tasks through our bank, there are still numerous instances where we have to dash off a check for one thing or another — again, mostly kid-related.
Anyway, I thought this might make for an interesting poll topic, so… Here goes. Please keep in mind that I’m asking below about how often you actually grab the checkbook and physically write a check.
As always, please feel free to post a comment adding some context to your answer.
Interestingly, as recently as 2007, 54% of people were paying their bills by check.