I have a checking account where my income deposits into. From there, I will pay my bills by addressing my credit card that handles my bills. There are a few exceptions to this. My rent comes directly out of my checking account on the first day of the month. I then pay my home internet bill when I get it. All of my other bills hits a credit card which is done by design.
In addition, if I was to receive or send Zelle payments, it will happen through the checking account. As for sending Zelle payments, I will not send money to people I never met no matter how much they plea.