I'm trying to stay with a promise to myself to check in here on SJ every day. It may be late before I get here, but I'll get here.
I'm at Mother's house today and I just balanced the check book and advised her of what bills to pay. She still writes out her checks to pay the bills. I just keep track of what she's got and what to transfer or pay. I have gotten her to set up some automatically to come out, but she feels more comfortable writing and sending checks.
That seems to go with what I've observed. Our older citizens rely more on checks and our younger citizens rely almost exclusively on bankcards or checkcards. Me? I'm an old chick who exclusively uses her Visa Checkcard!