HighSpeedFallingObjects wrote:People still use checkbooks?
What's a "checkbook"?
Seriously, though, all of my bills are either paid automatically or via my bank's free online bill payment system. I had a checkbook maybe ten years ago, when I first opened my checking account. I haven't seen it since then.
Simon17 wrote:People who actually pay rent and bills do. I'm guessing you're one of those people you see using his debit card to buy a Monster energy drink at the student union.
Is there something wrong with using a debit card to make routine purchases? I'd rather have the convenience of a single, pliable card that I can use to pay for things instead of having to deal with sheets of paper and small lumps of metal.
On top of that, paying with a debit card eliminates the unnecessary step of going to the ATM, withdrawing cash with the same card, then using the cash to pay. It's simple geometry: