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In a society where swiping cards and scanning chips are the primary methods of payment, old fashion payment methods can be overlooked as a teaching point for our predecessors.

Using checks as a form of payment is still a common method when paying bills or making larger transactions when a credit card is not accepted. Checks come from a checkbook, which you can order from your bank. According to Wikipedia, “A checkbook is a folder or small book containing preprinted paper instruments issued to checking account holders and used to pay for goods or services. A checkbook contains sequentially numbered checks that account holders can use as a bill of exchange.”

Checks act as a form of cash and once deposited by the vendor, the money is taken directly out of the spender’s account. Every time a check is written, ripped out and handed to a vendor, there should be a note made of this transaction in the checkbook’s register which is included in the box of checks sent.

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