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Yowch! Holy Banking Rip-offs, Batman! - Life is strange...
Mar. 12th, 2008
10:48 am -
Yowch! Holy Banking Rip-offs, Batman!
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March 16th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hear hear. Before the online banking matured enough to be useful, I used Checkfree for years. I think I'm about to enter my third decade of electronic bill payment.
Mortgage (formerly), PG&E, water bill, waste removal, cell phone, land line, DSL, auto insurance, credit cards, homeowner's insurance, gardener, dog poop removal service, and probably more I've forgotten are all paid automatically. A few odds and ends such as property taxes, earthquake insurance, doctor bills, etc. are still paid electronically, but I have to initiate the payment manually.
I can only remember writing physical checks for two things in the last N years: estimated taxes (I lost my EFTPS PIN number; have since fixed that so I can pay online), and golf tournament fees (have since changed to a different club that takes PayPal).
FWIW, the free BofA online banking is pretty sweet. And I'm pretty picky.