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The scoop on "Check 21"

The world of physical check writing and check clearing periods changed dramatically in the United States in October of last year with the passage of the "Check 21" financial act. If you don't know about these changes and their ramifications on how you write checks and pay bills, you might be bouncing more checks than you used to, and your fees and penalties for NSF (non-sufficient funds) might be quite a bit higher than they were too. Even if you don't write checks, some of this also applies to electronic checks. Get the news at:

    Everything You Need to Know about Check 21

Remember, a knowledgeable consumer is a safe consumer, even with financial products.