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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15030 on: May 25, 2017, 10:46:44 am »
I have such difficulty using a cell phone that I will not even think of going there.
I can withdraw free of charge from the Scotia Bank here in Canada and The Bank of America in the USA (No branches in Alaska :( ). But still my bank charges $5 for any withdrawal in an overseas currency which is why I have a money belt round my waist with Canadian and US bills that I purchased in Sydney last month. Hopefully I will not need to use an ATM until the end of June.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15031 on: May 25, 2017, 01:13:47 pm »
In Sweden we haven't had any checks for the last 25 years.

People pay their bills online - either on computer or mobile phone - , or via bank giro. We also have the automated system, you allow a company to withdrav the money directly from your bank account.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15032 on: May 25, 2017, 07:54:30 pm »
So funny to see how checks are being phased out.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15033 on: May 28, 2017, 12:12:33 pm »
Many banks have mobile banking.  I can deposit a check using my cell phone, which takes a photo of the check. No need to even go to an ATM.

True. I haven't tried that yet. But I did see a scene on You're the Worst where a ditzy woman took an iPhone photo of a big check and then ripped it to shreds, thinking she'd done you need to do to deposit it.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15034 on: May 28, 2017, 09:31:28 pm »
I was talking to my mom today, as her bank had sent her a letter about accounts.  There was one account the bank had which charges $0.50 for each check over 8 that  you write per month.

I asked my mom how many checks per month she  writes, her reply was 30.   LOL  :o


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15035 on: May 29, 2017, 02:55:53 pm »
So I guess your advice was not to open that account....?!!   ::) ;D

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15036 on: May 29, 2017, 05:29:52 pm »
yes, you could say that.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15037 on: May 29, 2017, 07:19:16 pm »
I was talking to my mom today, as her bank had sent her a letter about accounts.  There was one account the bank had which charges $0.50 for each check over 8 that  you write per month.

I asked my mom how many checks per month she  writes, her reply was 30.   LOL  :o

I sense a need for a team of educators to travel around to community ed centers, senior living places, etc., and teach basic skills: using the remote, searching for things on Roku or other streaming service, smart phone, tablet ... then onto handy uses like online banking ...

Of course, many older people are already great with those things. I talked to one guy of about 90 who'd been using a personal computer when they were, like, the size of old sewing machines and tables. (The "mainframes," of course, were like rooms full of refrigerators.) I mean, early 50s if not 40s. And he'd kept completely up with the latest technology. Prefers Macs now.

But I've also known a woman whose husband kept all their financial records on the computer and then he died and she didn't even know how to turn it on.

And a week or so ago I interviewed a 72-yo woman who didn't have a computer at home. Maybe at work -- it wasn't really clear. When the story came out (on NextAvenue!) she asked me to print out a copy and mail it through the Post Office.

So I did. She was actually a pretty fascinating woman -- not at all retiring or typically reluctant to venture into unknown territory. She had lived in India and other parts of the world, had interesting jobs. But at 72 she was drawing the line at home computers and cell phones -- I don't mean she doesn't use smartphones, I mean she only uses the kind plugged into the wall. Kept life "simpler," she said.







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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15038 on: May 29, 2017, 07:37:47 pm »
But I've also known a woman whose husband kept all their financial records on the computer and then he died and she didn't even know how to turn it on.

And a week or so ago I interviewed a 72-yo woman who didn't have a computer at home. Maybe at work -- it wasn't really clear. When the story came out (on NextAvenue!) she asked me to print out a copy and mail it through the Post Office.

So I did. She was actually a pretty fascinating woman -- not at all retiring or typically reluctant to venture into unknown territory. She had lived in India and other parts of the world, had interesting jobs. But at 72 she was drawing the line at home computers and cell phones -- I don't mean she doesn't use smartphones, I mean she only uses the kind plugged into the wall. Kept life "simpler," she said.

We have a woman on my team at work. I recently learned she's 73. She had a career in university and museum publishing, but when it comes to using a PC, she's even more functionally illiterate than I am. She has to be shown three times how to do things, and she still doesn't get it.  :(

On the other hand, my dad has learned to take pictures on his (flip phone) cell phone, and even I haven't learned to do that! :laugh:
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #15039 on: May 30, 2017, 01:14:16 am »
I am 73  ;D  :(  I do online banking and book airlines and hotels etc online., take photos on my cell phone but prefer my camera. I am here so obviously use computer (Macs), as a teacher-librarian I use to teach students to search on engines before Google (Alta Vista comes to mind but there were others) but what is Roku?  ;D Sounds like Sudoku which I do not do.
I do prefer a keyboard so gave my Ipad to my sister (older but with arthritis) and wander round the world with a laptop. and is one reason I do not like using cellphones for anything other than calls. I can text but it takes forever, my fingers keep hitting the wrong letter.