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Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,671
Registered: ‎05-24-2007

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

I download the statement and add it to my document system. On the ones where I can't turn off paper statements, it is usually done before I receive the paper statement. The paper statement just goes straight into the shredder.


On the few companies that don't offer a pdf option, there are free pdf creation programs available now. Just "print" to your pdf software.


Make sure you have backups and this is far more secure than paper.

Senior Contributor
Posts: 4,923
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

Hybrid: some paperless - some mailed.


Give me a reason not to get a mailed statement and I will opt for it.


It is a simple matter to save a .pdf statement to disk or thumb drive. (Or both!)


I believe PenFed's $0.50 applies only to bank accounts, not CC's. I have never gotten paper on my bank accounts there, have always had both on my CC's and have never paid a $0.50 charge.



Both: Direct Merchants Bank, Discover, PenFed, Macys, BofA


Paperless Only: Chase, Citi

Established Contributor
Posts: 742
Registered: ‎12-19-2008

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

I prefer my paper statements for my CC files. I guess I am just old fashioned.
Super Contributor
Posts: 5,759
Registered: ‎01-28-2008

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

I don't need anything in the mail coming from a creditor unless its a check enclosed. 
Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,424
Registered: ‎07-24-2007

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

100% e.  I mean everything is e. Utilities, cable, mortgage, cc's - everything.





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Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

How it stands right now:


Paper: 7


E-Statement: 5


Both: 2 

Established Contributor
Posts: 739
Registered: ‎06-30-2007

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

txjohn wrote:

I actually "like" both.  I like the convenience of being able to pull anything I need up on screen.  On the other hand, I like a hard copy in the files too.



I may be ocd I aways view my estatments before I recive the e-mails about them i know my statment dates I'm ready to see the rewards I"VE RACKED UP

People say "Only apply for credit you NEED"

I say "apply for credit you have PRATICAL use of"

I don't have AMEX card because I don't want a card that suffers from PMS
Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,603
Registered: ‎12-07-2008

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

No paper!  You should add a poll to this thread.  Smiley Happy  No paper because I like convenience and less mail in my mailbox.  I also use the "print screen" button all the time while reviewing/paying bills.  I'm suprised the poor thing doesn't wear out.
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New Contributor
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎10-15-2007

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

E-statement as much as possible. The less paper the better.
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New Contributor
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎07-30-2009

Re: Community Poll: Paper or E-Statements?

E-statements for me. I'd rather print statements as needed. After learning from my past credit mistakes, I obsessively monitor my accounts.

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