By Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
Jeff Yeager is the author of Don’t Throw That Away!, The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches and The Cheapskate Next Door. He’s also a blogger for AARP.
In a recent post, he wrote about 12 money facts from 2015 that he felt were surprising. I was pretty surprised by them myself. For instance, Number 3 on the list is “The Lost Art of Checkwriting.” Here’s what Yeager had to say:
The Federal Reserve found that payments by check dropped more than 50 percent from 2000 to 2012. A GOBankingRates.com poll found that nearly 38 percent of people’s checkbooks go unused nowadays. Meanwhile, there’s been a fivefold increase in use of the Google search term “how to write a check” over the last decade. It appears check writing is becoming a lost art, much like cursive writing and longhand division.
When I read that, I took a look at my own checkbook and saw how far back I wrote my last check. It was an eye-opener, as were the other 11 things on his list.
To read his entire list of money facts, click here.
So when’s the last time you wrote a check?
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