Online Banking

BankingI'm old enough to remember a time when I actually had to visit a bank to pay a bill or transfer money from one account to another. Seriously, if I owed money on the Visa or if I had a cable bill to pay, I had to physically visit a bank to pay the bill at the bank machine. At least I never had to actually line up to deal with a teller for such transactions. But still, I had to geographically position myself in order to pay that bill I got in the mail.

I can't imagine doing that today. I almost never visit a bank. Like many, I pay my bills and do most banking transactions via the Internet and I've been doing so for years. In fact, both my telephone and cable bills are sent to me via email and I ding my credit card for the appropriate amount via their respective websites. For the vendors who don't offer email billing, I still get that piece of paper via snail mail, but I pay it at my computer while I'm surfing the web.

The Internet has completely revolutionized the way we work and do business. It's a tool I use several times daily for various purposes and I no longer know how I'd function without it. To think this is just the tip of the iceberg. What an age we live in.

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