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I've sometimes wondered...

July 22nd, 2011 at 08:33 pm

what the 30s were like. In the next few months, I worry that we'll all find out.

I got the checks I ordered. Nice. I'm being dinged $40 as a late payment from the landlord and I'm not sure why. I've found that the credit union's bill pay can be useful, but its slow, and doubly slow when the receiver doesn't seem to handle the EFT well. Far faster to write a check, date it, and stop by the landlord. Not to say that I'm completely reverting back to primitive, I'm just bowing to the best way depending on the payee.

The check patterns were fun - if I wanted a Scooby Doo checks, or Cruella De Vil, well, I know where to go. But the safest is the classiest. Imagine writing a mortgage check on the Scooby Doos. Smile

Am back at 167, and I'm making progress on the database. It seems unstable lately - it bombed out on me several times today.

4 Responses to “I've sometimes wondered...”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    I sure hope not! My dad was born in '33 and it has shaped his life.....he has always thought there was/is going to be another Great Depression. Frown

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I'm with PNW Mom...my folks grew up the during the depression and talked about going hungry and doing without...they didn't want to throw anything away because we might need it for the next depression. They weren't hoarders like on the television show, but we had a lot of stuff, most of it useless.

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Depending on the vendor your credit union uses for bill pay, it can take longer for those fund to arrive. Some vendors only cut and mail checks on certain days of the week..which can delay the payment considerably. I only use ours if it can be electronically processed, otherwise, I mail the check myself. Coming someday will be the P2P option, but that may take a while depending on the size of your credit union.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    My last CU had horrible bill pay, but my current CU has an awesome service. Just to agree with Ray - don't give up on the concept. Some just execute it a lot better.

    For when my CU mails checks, they just commit to have it show up in the mail on the day I set it to pay. I am blown away by this because I avoid paper mail because it is really slow and terrible here. But people like the kid's piano teacher are amazed my check always shows up in the mail when I said it would. She seemed kind of concerned at first when I told her I'd pay her through my bill pay, but impressed in the end. MS. Preschool also thought it was really cool. Lord knows how none of my bill pay checks have ever got lost in the mail for days or weeks - is bound to happen - was largely why I stopped writing paper checks. But I have fallen into the ease of typing a number into the screen and not having to worry about it. (SO EASY!)

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