Most financial institutions encourage electronic statements and electronic bill payment. Financial institutions save money if you go paperless, but you do too. You can access statements online, pay bills online, set up automatic recurring payments if you have bills that are paid at the same time each month… all while you save on stamps, checks, and time at the kitchen table organizing a stack of bills. And you can easily transfer money between accounts.
Many bank systems integrate seamlessly with financial planning tools like Quicken and Mint, making it easy to balance statements and keep track of your financial picture. Plus other providers like cable companies, utilities, mortgage lenders, etc. will be happy to send electronic statements via email instead of by mail; if you travel a lot, your mail can always find you. Paperless is not only easy, it gives you easy access to your financial information and transactions no matter where you are.