Switching Bills to Paper-Less

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

Save money, protect your identity, and help the environment in just a few clicks; that's what the Pay It Green Alliance is trying to do.

Ok, it's bill payment time. You grab your statement, grab your checkbook; oh but wait, there's another way. Log on, instead.

"You can save 1.8 million trees a year if you look at one out of every five switching," says Rossana F. Salaris with the Pay It Green Alliance.

On average, we spend about two hours each month paying bills, but by going paper less, you can save time, and help protect your identity.

"Nine out of 10 identity thefts occur with paper. So someone's got a hold of your checkbook or bills or checks you've sent in the mail. So online banking is a lot safer and simpler for the consumer to use," adds Salaris.

And, if you think you can't use a computer, "You can have them debit that account on a monthly basis as an automatic payment,” Salaris continued. “It's actually better for senior citizens because they don't have to worry about making those payments and they get their social security benefits directly deposited into their accounts. Those payments can come out automatically for them."

It’s all in order to make our life easier, safer, and more environmentally friendly.

According to the Pay It Green Alliance, the production and transportation to get and return bills, statements, and payments uses about nine million trees a year.

For more information about the alliance and how you can reduce your footprint on the environment, visit the link below.

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