If you're tired of writing checks, putting them in envelopes and mailing them off each month, the Internet gives you a simpler alternative. Many banks now give you the opportunity to pay your bills electronically. Once you set up the account, regular bills like utilities or mortgage payments can be deducted directly from your checking account. You can keep track of your current balance through the Internet as well. You'll probably need special software to ensure that your transactions are secure. This is available from your bank as well. For a few dollars per month, such accounts can simplify monthly bill paying, and may also give you the opportunity to transfer funds from one account to another or check your balance with the click of a mouse. See your bank for more details on how to pay your bills simply and easily over the Internet.
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