Hey! While there are a lot of ways to pay bills these days, it's important to understand how to use checks as a payment option.
A checking account allows you to make deposits and withdraw money to make payments. In exchange for greater access than accounts such as savings or investment, checking accounts tend to offer lower interest rates or returns on your deposits.
One way to withdraw your money from an account is by writing a check. The amount on the check is withdrawn from your account when the check is processed.
Checks are a great way to pay in certain instances, such as when you want a paper trail confirming your payment, you're dealing with an individual who doesn't have access to digital payment methods or a business that doesn't accept credit cards.
Technology has made checks more fraud-resistant, but you do need to keep them in a safe place. The more you know about using checks, the safer you will be.