Bill Maurer

As you might expect, check use is higher among older people, while younger people have embraced solutions from tech providers like Apple and PayPal. …Bill Maurer, an anthropology professor at the University of California, Irvine, said there are also young people who still rely on checks. He said that millennials and Gen Zers are using or going back to using cash and checks because it can help prevent overspending compared to "frictionless" digital payments, which can require only a few taps. 

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