[NTLK] Writing

Michael Sheflin sheflinm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 09:24:34 PDT 2021

Same point - when I want to apply for admission to the Third Circuit Court
of Appeals shortly, do I send them a money order?  That seems very
unprofessional.  So, I will have to write a cheque.  Look forward to
alternative suggestions lol...

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021, 12:23 PM Michael Sheflin <sheflinm at gmail.com> wrote:

> That's probably not true.  Most stores have stopped accepting checks in
> the US, but they're still a form of tender:
> I'm an attorney.  I recently had to open an IOLTA-compliant trust account
> in New Jersey.  To access that account, I have to physically appear in
> person and risk my life to deposit or withdraw tiny sums of money.  But I'm
> required to have the account.  To deposit my first $100, rather than going
> to the bank.
> I don't think appearing at a bank is higher tech than writing a cheque...
> And, it looks like the reason cheques aren't used in Germany is not to
> related to hi-techiness (
> https://www.german-way.com/travel-and-tourism/banks-money/#:~:text=Unlike%20Americans%20(and%20the%20French,name%20of%20the%20account%20holder.)
> .
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2021, 7:24 AM Ionos: robowerk.de <m.melcher at robowerk.de>
> wrote:
>> LOL. German banks havn't accepted cheque payments in the private sector
>> for the last 20 or more years. I probably could not have bought a
>> MessagePad with a cheque here back then. There is no such thing here
>> anymore. You can transfer money online or with a paper form that you
>> drop off at the bank, but more commonly, repeating payments are
>> automated. Nothing to fill out, sign, or send.
>> Payments that differ from month to month, like the phone bill, are taken
>> directly out of the account by the phone company. What sounds bad at
>> first is actually pretty great, because I can reverse that payment for
>> three months in case of a dispute. So I have all the convenience of not
>> writing cheques, and all the security and full power over my account.
>> I was very surprised when I got payed the first time working in
>> California in 95. They gave me a cheque every other Friday. During lunch
>> break, half of the company ran(!) to the bank to deposit the cheque.
>> "But why?" my European friends may ask. Well, people were afraid that
>> our employer gave out more cheques than he had money in the bank, and
>> that late cheques may not get cashed!
>> I ended up opting for the - back then revolutionary - direct deposit,
>> got my money already on Wednesday, and watched the Friday bank lines in
>> amazement for 10 more years.
>> On 3/30/2021 12:43 AM, Dennis Swaney via NewtonTalk wrote:
>> > That is how I pay all my bills. Just paid my auto insurance and
>> renter's insurance today. Also you can't pay a credit card bill with a
>> credit card.
>> >
>> >> On Mar 29, 2021, at 14:35, Alan Grassia <alan.grassia at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Wait, who’s still writing cheques?!
>> >>
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