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Old 03-18-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Well, between direct deposit and on-line banking and bill pay, what's the problem? Get with it, my man, be hip. You are living the 20th century lifestyle, and that is not so good here in the 21st.
I just have to say that not all jobs offer direct deposit. Mine doesn't. However, I bank with a bank that has late hours, so I can make it there okay.

But direct deposit is not an option for everyone.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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What's wrong with online banking? I can do 90% of what I need online.
And yes, do agree with OP. Banks here got it turned up in their heads. If you working normal hours and live in metropolis, you pretty much destined to 4 Saturday hrs, if you have no other choice.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I just have to say that not all jobs offer direct deposit. Mine doesn't. However, I bank with a bank that has late hours, so I can make it there okay.

But direct deposit is not an option for everyone.
Not available for me either.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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What's wrong with online banking? I can do 90% of what I need online.
And yes, do agree with OP. Banks here got it turned up in their heads. If you working normal hours and live in metropolis, you pretty much destined to 4 Saturday hrs, if you have no other choice.
I actually do everything online now, except one bill. I like it that way. Now to get my employer to get direct deposit........LOL, nothing makes them change their mind.

And yes, I have to use Saturdays to do postal errands. I avoid the post office as much as possible, but if I MUST go, it has to be a Saturday for me.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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I actually do everything online now, except one bill. I like it that way. Now to get my employer to get direct deposit........LOL, nothing makes them change their mind.

And yes, I have to use Saturdays to do postal errands. I avoid the post office as much as possible, but if I MUST go, it has to be a Saturday for me.
If you get a check from your employer, you can use online/mobile deposits.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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If you get a check from your employer, you can use online/mobile deposits.
My bank doesn't do that - the thing where you take a picture with your phone.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I don't use the postal service. If they never brougth another thing to my home I would never miss them. Bills are paid online and most are on auto pay. All employees at our health system have direct deposit or are offered a debit card to use. We don't have paper checks anymore. If you want to see your pay stub it is online.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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Basically you can mail a ltter by clippig it to your mailbox to be picked up. post office is losig money.bnaks determine their hours;so get use yto it. the world isn't built around a few people. I alos remmber whe banks closed at 2:00pm.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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They may need to reform. Since the private services like UPS and FedEx can make profits, USPS should extend their business too. One thing they can add is to issue credit cards and debit cards and provide a better money transferring service. If I can do that with USPS, I will not use Paypal, Wells Fargo etc. At least USPS belongs to the government and is more trustworthy in a sense.

Probably I should try TD bank in the future.
That would interfer with the banking industry. Also you can mail a letter or small package(under 13 oz) 24/7 at any mail box. About only time you need to go to the mail service is if you are mailing a package or maybe get some express mail forms.
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