Today’s green tip from Summer:
Start getting e-Statements for all those Christmas bills. Now that the big one has passed, go online before your bills start showing up at your house. Simply go online to your billing company’s site and let them know your desire to start the New Year going green. Check the back of your credit and bank cards for website information. You can also call the credit card company to get your paperless statements showing up.
We are mostly paperless at my house using Bank of America. We do a ton of on-line banking, but we still get a few statements and it’s such a waste because all we have to do is shred them. We hardly ever open up the bank statements. We’ve turned off as many paper bill statements as we can. Bank of America has a tip sheet on how to go banking paperless. You can also watch a video demo of going paperless in the new year.
Did you know that you can set up everything to be automatically paid through your bank with automatic bill pay?
You can pay virtually anyone on-line through automatic bill pay. We’ve even found that it’s very easy to set up a new merchant if you need to pay someone. You can even set up a one time payment. We recently added our Home Owners Association to the automatic bill pay, because I certainly won’t remember to pay it. My husband is very thorough and makes sure that everything is paid every month.
Did you know that you can deposit your checks by taking a photo of them with your cell phone and using mobile banking? Bank of America Mobile Banking is available on different mobile platforms, including but not limited to iPad and iPhone.
With Mobile Banking from Bank of America, you can easily take your banking with you.* Check your balances, pay bills, transfer money, and locate ATMs and banking centers. Our Mobile Banking app is convenient, fast and free.
— Check account balances
— Pay bills and transfer funds**
— Find ATM and banking center locations using GPS, with no address input required (this is only available through our app, not on our mobile website)***
— Feel secure with our industry-leading mobile security and our Online Banking Security Guarantee
Now I’m sure I could write a five page document fully explaining on-line banking, mobile banking ,and how to go fully paperless next year, but I thought I would just set you up with a few easy steps to start off with! Good Luck going green!
This post was not sponsored, I did work with Bank of America last month, but we’ve used them for 3 years and been very happy with them.