Google Searches For ‘How To Write A Check’ Are Soaring
With all this talk about the seemingly endless age of the paper check, it may come as a surprise to some that Google searches for “how to write a check” are soaring these days. Along with the latest data on check use – newsflash: it’s declining – the paper check seems more of a novelty than an everyday habit for today’s younger generation.
According to new research from the Federal Reserve, “the number of checks paid declined more than 50 percent since 2000.” Electronic and card payments, on the other hand, tripled in the same time, The Washington Post reported.
These hard numbers are one way to look at the declining paper check. But another more poignant picture arises when one looks at the popularity of the “how to write a check” search between 2004 and today. The result is fairly steady uptick, according to Google Trends data.
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