re:what’s the problem if already written the check and deducted it

Well, because if we had a good handle on our finances, we wouldn’t need VS.

But seriously. We’re not talking $800 rent checks here. We’re talking $2500-$3000 rent checks. So by the time they used to get around to cashing them, $6-9k or more was coming out at a time. Sure, in theory that shouldn’t be a big deal. Until an unexpected or unplanned expense hits and the check(s) either bounce or overdraft the account.

And due to the high dollar amount, (at least here in California) it opens you up to check kiting charges, even if the overdraft/bounce isn’t entirely your fault.

Just one less thing to have to deal with.

We always pay rent by money order

(stems from years ago, different landlord, who used to take up to 6 weeks to cash a check….)

Walmart’s limit for MO’s is $1000 at a time, so I’ll just go get the MO twice a month instead of once a month.

Does anyone know if Sam’s Club issues money orders? I ask because the Sam’s Club nearest to us also has a gas station. I’m thinking I could get an MO and fill the cars up with gas at the same time…thereby reducing the risk of spending the gas money for something DH thinks is “essential”