Nope. Drives me nuts when I run into some archaic form of payment that only accepts them as I then have to go to the bank and get one or two just for that one dam thing. I just use my credit card for everything and online banking to transfer between the two. I don't remember the last time I actually handled physical money. It's all digital and plastic for this guy.
I don't but I have been working on getting an apartment and apparently its common practice for them to not take cash or debit cards. So I will be getting a checkbook so I dont need a money order to pay rent. I might end up using it to pay utilities too I havent thought that far out yet.
Rent is pretty much the only thing I use them for. I keep important documents like my passport and birth certificate in my cheque book though, because I know it will only ever be in my locked desk at home. It's an easy way to know where it is when I need them.
I'll play through it again eventually... Everyone says to avoid The Answer like the plague, but Aigis was one of my favorite characters in P3 and P4 Arena (which I actually played first), so I'm going to do it anyway. If my expectations are low enough, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
@TooWalrus: I went ahead and did a second play through. It hit me a lot more in the second play through because i was sitting there dumbstruck and what happened at the end of that game lol.
@TooWalrus: I have yet to play The Answer, its basically just a solid grinding of your personas to gain reassurance of what happened in the original game. So i find it hard to do more grinding after i maxed out my level in the original game. But more power to ya if you play it
I take a gander at them if I need to remind myself of my checking/routing numbers if setting up online payments/transactions of some sort, such as financial aid.
With online bill-paying and Paypal, I don't have much other use for them, and I hopefully *knocks on wood* won't be paying rent anytime soon.
Yes because it is the only sane way to send money through post in cards etc... (if you actually know how to write a cheque then it is easy to write it such that no one can steal and use the money for their own gain - unlike cash) and for some it is much easier to use cheques than online services (such as some family and to teenagers/children who may have a child's savings account but not a credit card yet).
I don't use them in an normal everyday activities. However every month I mail my maintenance check using a check, also on of the only times I use regular mail too. Other than that I probably only write 6 checks a year. When I send money across the country for my fantasy league, I use a check.
I pay rent with my roommates and the one who turns it in for us always prefers we pay with cash but he ultimately uses a check for all of us. Nevertheless, I personally don't use checks at all. I should probably keep a checkbook on me, just in case, though.