Put away your checkbook

Venmo sign in Jamaica Plain

Robert Orthman spotted this yard-sale sign today. Wait, are there kids out there going "What's a checkbook?"

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sign of the times

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And yes I know what a checkbook is.. which reminds me, I need to order some more. The box my bank gave me umteem years ago is finally empty.. LOL

But yeah a sign of a time.. venmo. Quick, instant payments.

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fees

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I am sure who ever negotiated the fee for apple pay is rolling their eyes right now.

Most fees are a percentage of the charge + charge fee. So a 50 cent charge.. costs more to send it electronically than it did in fees it collected.

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I never heard of Venmo until now

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But I'd never accept a check at a yard sale from anyone I don't know and trust - been burned by depositing a check that bounced and left me with a fee that was more than the check was for, from people who had just moved away to parts unknown.

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PayPal owns Venmo. Venmo is

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PayPal owns Venmo. Venmo is just PayPal for youths, (It's also much better, faster, and with no fees if you do it right.)

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Eh, the phasing out of checks

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Eh, the phasing out of checks"books doesn't concern me. What does however is that cursive is no longer being taught in some schools. The dumbing down of public education should be a crime.

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Yeah, school curriculum

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Yeah, school curriculum should be the same it was when our first public school opened in 1635. Kids these days don't learn how to churn butter or how to refill a typewriter ribbon.