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Thursday, September 25, 2008

What's on your check?

As a mom, if I can save money on the services and products the children and I use on a regular basis then I feel like I’ve done a good job. I know if you’re like me then you feel the same way. Nowadays, there are so many ways to save on the things we use – groceries, medicine, household items, etc. – by using coupons, purchasing products online and taking advantage of rebates.

There’s probably one thing that most people don’t think about that they can save money on and that’s personal checks. I think I’ve ordered my checks from my bank a whopping total of once. When I realized how much they wanted for a small box of checks, which I don’t use that frequently, I knew that I had to find a better way.

Thus my quest to order checks online. This may sound silly: I don’t just order my checks online, but I shop for checks like I’m picking out an outfit to wear for a special occasion. For instance, if I had checks with a motivational quote on them last time then the next time I order them I get some with flowers, images of nature, relaxing beach scenes, fancy embossed lettering or cute little baby animals. (Yes, I like cute little baby animals!)

Since it’s almost time for me to order some more checks I thought I would go with something a little different and a little more personal. I was thinking about getting some photo checks! What do you think? Is a picture of one of my children on my checks too much? I think that would be cute.

I know! What about a picture of myself? Just to see the look on people’s faces when they saw my check would be motivation for me to use checks instead of my debit card when I make a purchase. I’m sure the cashiers would think that I’m full of myself. You have to admit … that is a little funny.

Okay, so I’ll stick to the animals and nature, but I was thinking that now that my teenager has her own checking account she can have a little zing on her checks by adding a personal photo. I don’t think she would get the type of looks that I would get. Whatever she decides to put on her checks, I just want her to order them online so that she can save a little money… ‘cause that’s the whole point, right? Whatever we do, whatever we need to purchase, we should do it responsibly and save a little money in the process.
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