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Old 04-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #11
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You ain't getting me to use a bidet.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #12
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You ain't getting me to use a bidet.
LMAO! I guess paperless isn't always the best option ;)
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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Because I have to keep records for SEVEN years, I still do paper bills, although I pay personal bills on-line.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #14
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Ditto. The only checks we write are for rent, but when we signed a year's lease we gave the landlord a year's worth of checks.

For bills, I'm 100% paper-free. The bills all come to my email, and I then log into my bank account online and pay them.

I rarely have cash on me either. I can go for weeks without having a single cent in my wallet. Everything is paid with our debit cards.
We always have to remember to visit an ATM machine before we travel. We never seem to have cash. Sometimes we need tip money for a bellhop, curbside airport check in, cab fare etc.. Sometimes I forget and have to use another bank's ATM and pay their fee. If for some reason I have cash in my wallet, I usually forget about it, and am surprised to find it there, not remembering where it actually came from,
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #15
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I can count on one hand the number of checks I've written in the past year. We pay everything online, and most of the statements we receive also come via email.

Just about the only check I have to write out anymore is $15 for dues to the wine club I belong to. We've even been trying to update that to use PayPal, but there is one older curmudgeon board member who doesn't trust computers, and he puts the kibash on it for everyone.

We had a good laugh at his expense one day when the topic of Facebook came up. He made his usual sour I-hate-technology face and asked, incredulously, "Facebook?? Who the hell uses Facebook?" Almost every hand in the room went up.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #16
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I like cash and I still pay most bills in person or by check.

I use a credit card for gas and drugs.

I use PayPal for online purchases.

I use the ATM to get cash.

A mixed bag!
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #17
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Ditto. The only checks we write are for rent, but when we signed a year's lease we gave the landlord a year's worth of checks.

For bills, I'm 100% paper-free. The bills all come to my email, and I then log into my bank account online and pay them.

I rarely have cash on me either. I can go for weeks without having a single cent in my wallet. Everything is paid with our debit cards.
Must be a BC tradition!
I had to get DH to find the checkbook to pay the cleaning ladies today and once he found it we realized we had to transfer the money twice to get it into the chequing account. They had been paid by Dad's Veterans' pension before.

We pay all of our bills online through transfers, automatic debits or credit cards and then online transfer to the card account We don't have any bills or statements come in the mail - all online.

I rarely carry cash but found myself needing to during Dad's hospital stays for parking. I had been using my credit card but you don't realize what 2.00 to 4.00 an hour can add up to in a short period of time. I bought Toonies and Loonies so I could keep track better. Now I am back to being cashless - just a debit card and a credit card for emergencies!
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #18
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Because I have to keep records for SEVEN years, I still do paper bills, although I pay personal bills on-line.
I was so very happy when the day came 7 years after we sold our business and I could sit by the shredder and rid my house of totes worth of papers. Besides our three business (one each and one with 2 friends) there were DH's tests, papers, marks etc. from teaching which had to be kept for 5 years in case of a challenge by a student or inquiry by another college or job prospect.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:23 PM   #19
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I pay all my bills online. I pay stuff like CAA (Canadian version of AAA) by credit card. I get as many of my bills as possible electronically.

I scan paper that I need to save and file it on my computer.

I usually carry some cash. I don't like to pay for a $2.50 cup of coffee with a debit card. We also usually pay for delivered food with cash.

I don't keep paper for my clients any more. I just scan everything and return or shred the paper. Shredded paper goes into recycling.

I also use email money and PayPal for paying and accept both from my clients.

I still have to write cheques for monthly condo fees.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:27 PM   #20
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Because I have to keep records for SEVEN years, I still do paper bills, although I pay personal bills on-line.
I do all my client bills as PDFs. I also print them for most clients.

There are ways to store your records electronically that are acceptable to the CRA. I'm working on that myself.
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