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What do you do if you need money and you need to deposit or cash a check, but the bank is closed?

I am completely out of money, both in my bank account and in my pocket, but I am holding on to two checks that would help me out temporarily. Yet, it happens to be Christmas Eve, and tomorrow, Christmas Day, all the banks are obviously closed. So I need to cash two checks-- even one would be great! I've read that at some ATM's they will advance a portion of your check, but how will I know if they do that? I've never seen that option...Thank you for your feedback....

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Walmart for a charge.

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Are the checks made out to someone? If they are blank, maybe you can use them at say a gas station? I've never heard/seen an ATM advancing money. Considering an ATM wouldn't have the capabilities to do such things I don't know how it would even be possible.

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I agree with you Cj. It does depend on what KIND of check it is. If it is a payroll check(s) it would be much easier to cash at Wal Mart or other stores, and nope, I do not think that ATM's have the capabilities to do what they are writing about. Heck, my bank doesn't even take a deposit via the ATM....at least not that I have seen anyway. On another note, Merry Christmas Cj!!
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Psst, click, Cj is an atheist, she doesn't celebrate Christmas. It's better to say Happy Solecist. Merry Christmas Click!
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Ha! okay. Well, Merry "whatever your occasion"! Is that better?
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And, Merry Christmas to you as well!
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I'm not atheist, and I do actually celebrate Christmas. Has nothing to do with religion for me. And Merry christmas to you too clickety.
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Thank you!
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I would not have judged regardless of your beliefs. Just puttin it out there. I judge nobody .....ever.
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Cj, really? I have so misunderstood you, I'm sorry.
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I'm actually an Agnostic theist. I do believe in a God just not the Christian god.
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I misinterpreted when you are offended about someone just assuming that telling you to pray about something is going to help. As far as Christian God goes, which church? Seems we can't seem to agree what the Christian God is like, full of hate and anger, allowing the death of innocent children to teach someone a lesson, or gentle, kind, wise, and loving. I prefer to trust the second one.
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Some of us had a discussion, yesterday Cj. About what the definition of an Agnostic. Is it that you don't believe in Heaven or Hell? I get that Agnostics don't believe in the Christian God, but what about heaven and hell? Just curious.
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I too prefer the latter, but I just can't seem to grasp it. Too many contradictions and things that shouldn't be. For this all mighty loving God, to just banish people to hell because of a way they were born. Who would ask for forgiveness for being born a certain way? You've done nothing wrong. So say a gay person, doesn't pray to God, and actually doesn't believe because they are right out banished. This person goes to hell. But a mass murder, laying on his death bed, can ask this oh so loving god for forgiveness for OBVIOUSLY doing something wrong, and be forgiven and go the Heaven? I'm going to take my chances with another God. One who actually understands me. One who knows I make mistakes, and by making mistakes I'm learning a lesson on my own. One who doesn't punish me eternally for being human.
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And yes it does bother me when people say to pray to God. It proves nothing. It doesn't help a persons situation. Even if it makes them feel better for all of two seconds, it still didn't HELP them.
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There are two versions of Agnostics. One is Agnostic Atheist. They don't believe in God the devil, heaven or hell, they believe it is what it is. You live you die etc. And then there are Agnostic Theist. (whish is what I am) who believe a God exists, but since there is no proof, there is no proof.
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I'm searching for a "religion" that fits what I believe, and so far have yet to find it.
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I got that, and I totally agree with you. Forget about that nasty God who forgives murderers and punishes gays...it's like swatting shadows, nothing of substance there.
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Oh, and BTW, this Christian does not believe in heaven or hell, Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is within you. Now look what you've done, all hel* is going to rain down on my head when all those self-declared Christians read what I've written...have you got my 6?
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Being an Agnostic actually has been a really good thing for me. It has made me do research on many different religions, trying to find my "home". I know there has to be something better than THIS. This can not be it. And if it is, it's got to be some sick and cruel joke. Right? Being Agnostic, has showed me that so many people folllow the leader blindly without even realizing other things, better things exist. It's quite sad actually.
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I've got your 6 fishy! Always and forever!
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Very Interesting points of view. I so wish I had spoke with you YESTERDAY morning, because actually it got a little heated when we had the conversation yesterday. Personally, I believe that religious viewpoints are much like political ones, in that "to each his/her own". I respect other people's religions just as I respect other's political views. I think the worst thing a person of any religion can do is attempt to force their views or beliefs down a person's throat. I have seen many heated debates on here about all of this, and it never got any of them anywhere except pissed. Thanks Cj for educating me.
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Aw thanks, I'm gonna need it. With all due respect to Christians and many other radical groups, if a person has thought their position through and not just accepted what someone else says, they're alright by me. It's those who "blindly" follow what their minister or preacher says as if s/he was God himself that really get on my nerves. Have you looked into Christian Science, Cj? Very interesting, and no internal contradictions that I have found. It's my cup of tea. Just thought I'd mention it since you said something about "research."
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I will say one thing about Ask.com. It has educated me further on so many levels. It has caused me to do my own "research" on many topics, after reading some questions/answers and wanting to see for myself. I love education, further education, research and all that it implies.
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clickety, I am much the same as you. I respect every religion, and in fact if someone can PROVE something to me, I might change my mind and my ways. So far, the proof isn't in the cup. I wish that it were easy and we were born knowing what to do, wouldn't that be nice? And anytime you want to talk religion, no matter what one, just look me up. I'm always down for a good debate or even talk.

koichan, I have not checked into that, but will most certainly do so. I actually ahve been reading up on Buddhism because it was suggested to me by someone on here and sounded very interesting.
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Click, I totally agree with you. I do not understand how anyone can think they can successfully force any religion on anyone. Devotion to God requires a commitment of one's heart, such commitment must be self-motivated rather than other-motivated. It is my opinion that those who have not thought it through for themselves are like the good seed planted by the wayside that quickly wither and die. I gave up arguing with "Christians" long ago on here. They have no interested in exchanging ideas, they just want to prove that you are wrong and they are right...I can get that without going on ask.
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You know what bothers me the most about Christianity, is they have a "book" they throw in people's faces everytime they turn around. And they have scriptures to prove what is right and what is wrong. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this book written by a man? And not just one man, but many men, and then translated thru how many languages?
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My husband is a retired Buddhist priest. He and I agree on more than any fundamentalist Christian religion I have come across. I love a lot of their belief systems, especially the part where you should take responsibility for your own actions, and you'll have to keep coming back until you learn what you have to learn. It's very personal, not a lecture about what one should believe from someone who may well not know any more than we do...
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You are correct.
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See what you've mentioned is some of the things I already believe koi.
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You know Cj. I gotta say this, because I actually have to respect what you are saying. I am kind of laughing,,,,because I would LOVE to see a debate with you and an ex pastor of mine. (I used to be UPC Pentecostal). Oh, how you could make him squirm with those questions you are asking. ha ha I had to leave that religion because, believe me when I tell you, it was almost "cult like". Sorry if I am offending somebody on here, but it is fact for me. I had so many things shoved down my throat, I won't even go into it all. To me, even when I researched where they SAID they got it, all it turned out to be was their OWN interpretation of what actually was written, and twisted and turned into what they WANTED it to say. I had to get out.
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And what may not be commonly known, which books were put in the Bible were selected by the Catholic church. Now I have met many Catholics who are fine people, and truly love God; but how can we accept that we got the accurate story if the book upon which we base our beliefs was written by many men, and then very politically motivated religious leaders decided what should or should not go in the book? Did you know there are books of Mary Magdalene, book of Thomas, and of Judas that were not chosen to be included? There were more too, but I can't think of them right now.
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That's what I mean about research, education and learning, on ask. I did not know all of that koichan. Thanks for the enlightenment.
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clickety, that would be something I would enjoy very much. And I do sort of think religions now are very cult like. It's quite sad.

koi, very true! I honestly think the bible at one point in time was a very good thing. It was kind of a "law of the land" type of thing. And it got out of hand, and now is something people more or less worship!
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Click, you are the kind of Christian I would have an interesting discussion with. On here, I have asked very plain and simple questions that challenged the popular belief and do you know what...no one would even answer them, or acknowledge them, they just "didn't hear" them. Cj, I know, Hon, we have agreed on many things of a religious nature, you call it one thing, I call it another, but there are many of the same principles.
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I will say this about the UPC Pentecostal religion. And, again, this was true in MY families case, in the church WE attended. I actually worked for 8 years teaching in their school, first and second grade...I was practically drug to the alter once, and prayed on and prayed on because they wanted me to speak in tongues, and they wanted me to "fall out", to what they call being slain in the spirit......I could go on and on about what happened to me, and still, to this day, when I pass the school or church where I worked/attended church, I shudder. That's not good.
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I believe that the Bible must be read with "spiritual insight", rather than devotion to particular words. The Bible was originally written in an ancient language and then translated to Greek and then translated to English, you get my drift.
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Some of the Christians on here are really terrible with the things they say. It's almost like they seriously have no compassion. And by no means am I meaning only the Christians are this way, because this would be very untrue of me to say. But IMO a Christian should be more caring and sympathetic than any other religion. I don't know why I feel this way, maybe because of things I've read in the bible.
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click, I attended a bapist church when I was a young teen. My cousin and I were late to our class so we were speed walking thru the church. One of the pastors literally grabbed me by my arm and said to me "Better run, the devil is chasing you." Needless to say, I stopped going to that church.
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I totally agree. And, when I left the church/school, I could tell you the horror stories about what was said about me....all untrue. Just because I left. It has been over five years since that happened, and I still hear from friends that they STILL bring my name up, and that I was going to go to hell because I left.
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.....that IS like a cult. Sorry.
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I get what you're saying, but I wouldn't restrict it to Christianity, every religious person, no matter the religion, should practice kindness, love, and so on no matter what they call themselves. The name of the god we worship may change, but basically the gods are the same. The Masks of God, is a book written by Joseph Campbell, he wrote about comparative mythology and that is what he said. There was a series of interviews conducted by Bill Moyers of Campbell and they changed my life, I saw how much we are all linked no matter what race, culture, religion, or country we identify with, we are all one. If you take that in and make it part of yourself, it can't help but change how you treat other people and how you view your place in the universe.
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Oh no I agree koi, I'm not saying it's only Christians who are that way. You are completely correct, all religions shoud be that way.
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I agree as well.
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I probably would have been eventually "banished"., because I am the type of person who asks question, and wants it shown to me, which they HATED. I am very outspoken, and sometimes that thingy that filters your thoughts from your mouth doesn't always work in my case. Ha. But, they believed that all women should be "meek" and "not ask questions". I guess I was always considered the "black sheep" in the church/school because I would not do it.
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Click, what a horror story, and you had so much courage to get out when you saw the writing on the wall. Mercy!

Cj, I do think you'd find The Masks of God interesting. Click, maybe you would too.
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Thanks. And, yes, I probably will read it. I never turn down view points, nor education and enlightenment.
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You know, this was a very interesting conversation! Three people, three sort of, kind, of different "belief" systems, and yet all three agreeing on the bottom line. Hmmmmm Thanks guys!
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LOL, Click! No filter. I once listened to part of a fundamental preacher talk about wives should "bask in the glory of their husbands..." That was about 30 years ago, and I'm still laughing and looking for some glory to "bask" in...Love my husband, but no glory there because he's a heathen. I keep telling him it is his "husbandly duty to give me some glory to bask in, but he keeps just laughing at me...so rude....
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Lmbo koi!
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hahahahahahahaha
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You may ask, "What part of the preacher did I listen to?" lol
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Ladies, I have really enjoyed our discussion, but I'm going to turn into something distasteful if I don't go to bed so I can get up in the morning...euwww, and celebrate that holiday we call Christmas. 9 a.m. is like 3 a.m. to most people. But I trrryyy. I so do. Good night to both of you. We'll have to do this again some time.
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Nite nite!! We don't want any "distasteful" fishies.
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Good night fishy! <3 Have fun with your family tomorrow!
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So true, you don't even know, Click. I will Sistergirl. Thinking of you both! Merry Christmas!
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Most grocery stores like Wal-Mart allow you to cash checks. They will take your thumb print and a copy of your ID. You will, however, be charged a small fee around $10 for cashing the check.

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ATM's used to advance up to $100 (assuming the check would cover it) on a deposit. If it was your bank's ATM they assumed you'd make good on the check. No longer. WalMart's your best bet.

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My bank allows me to take a photo of the check and deposit it directly from my smartphone.

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Walmart is open until Christmas evening. They cash checks there. It costs $3 a check.

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