Thanks for the input yesterday about checks. I see the risk for the seller who is taking the check. In a better world, it wouldn’t be a problem. When I see people use credit cards for grocerys, I assumed that it was because they didn’t have the money and were basically borrowing the money for the basics. I can’t see this. A person has to live within his means. I like checks. They’re good when I don’t know how much something is going to cost, like a car repair, or groceries. Also, I could and sometimes still can, write a check at the grocery store for $50 over the amount, saving me a trip to the bank. I don’t have an ATM card or any credit card except American Express (which you have to pay in full, every month). I have been in credit card debt before, and will never go back. I think checks are totally good, except people have messed it up, making it unsafe for the seller.