This Christmas my little sister gifted me a fabulous new wallet, which came with a matching checkbook cover. When I saw it I giggled, and my dad immediately said, "Hey! I want that. I'm the only one around here who writes checks anymore!" For the most part, he was right. I write a check for my rent, and select utilities (like garbage and water), but I pay the rest of my bills online and use my debit card for shopping transactions.
Despite my lack of usage, Consumer Reports says we shouldn't write the check off just yet. Word is the United States wouldn't be able to do away with checks any time before 2028.
How often do you whip out the checkbook?