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July 16th, 2011 at 03:53 am

Yeah, I broke down and ordered a box of paper checks for my credit union account. I can transfer about 95% of my transactions using bill pay, but somehow its just so satisfying to give a person a paper check. Write it give it to them and its done, versus sending it, making sure the other person clicks on the link blah blah blah.

As I was waiting for my name to be called to order the box, I idly watched the ATM line. How come when I get to the machine, it takes thirty seconds, and it takes the guy ahead of me five minutes? ATM performance anxiety, me thinks.

Also got a check from Bank of Montreal for a fractional share as my old bank stock went away. Turns out that yes, the new bank stock is a full Drp, and one can optional cash payments (can pay in US dollars), so I went in and signed up for dividend reinvestment.

1 Responses to “paper checks”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I also ordered a box of checks recently. I pay my gardner with one each month...and we pay for our campsite with one. Other than that, they very rarely get used. I wonder if my grandchildren will ever write a check when they grow up....hmmm.

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