The pros of going paperless

You’re probably wondering where the word “con” is. Well honestly, if you haven’t gone digital yet, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for. I can think of a few negatives for paperless billing, but frankly they’re a stretch. I could say that it’s possible that you lose a password, but it’s 2019. I don’t understand why that would be an issue for you. Or I could say that paper bills help you remember to pay your bills, but that’s pretty pathetic. Nope. I’m all pro on this one. Here are four reasons you should go paperless…

You’ll save some trees: You don’t have to be a hippie to know that trees are awesome. They provide two of my favorite things: Oxygen and shade. Saving trees will also cut down on the gases used to get those bills to your house. Making paper produces greenhouse gases and delivering mail uses good ol’ 87 octane. Mother Earth will thank you for going paperless.

You’ll be able to see your desk again: Even if you’re a rather tidy individual, occasionally you’ll see a stack of mail pile up somewhere. When that happens at my house, I usually have to psych myself up to sort through it. Cutting back on paper mail will keep you from wasting time sorting through it all.

You’ll spend less time worrying about ID theft: Hopefully you’ll never have your identity stolen, but if you’ve already gone through that, you know it’s a pain in the you-know-what. You may think that digging in garbage for sensitive information is a crime method of the past, but it’s still a heck of a lot easier for criminals to get your info that way than it is for them to hack into your computer.

You’ll have easy access to your billing info: If you’re trying to enjoy a vacation, the last thing you want to get is a phone call or email telling you that something has gone wrong with one of your accounts. It’s a lot easier to get those things straightened out when you can find all the info you need right on your smartphone.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for Through news, community, press, jobs and events, he keeps credit unions digitally informed throughout the day. Web: Details