How to Write and Balance a Check

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http://www.checkworks.com/ | Learning how to write a check and balance a checkbook are two important skills every responsible adult should know how to do.

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How to Write and Balance a Check:

How to Write and Balance a Check

Importance of Writing a Check :

Properly writing a check is a vital skill for everyone to have. From paying bills to transferring money, checks are an important part of everyday transactions. Importance of Writing a Check Learn in the following presentation how to properly write a check and balance your checkbook too!

Anatomy of a Check :

Anatomy of a Check Your Signature Amount of Check Date Check Was Written Check Recipient Amount of Check Written Out Note to Yourself or Recipient

Step 1: Date and Name:

Step 1: Date and Name The first step in writing a check is to fill out the date and pay to the order of section. For the date, write in the month, date and year. After you fill in the date, write the name of the recipient in the pay to the order of section.

Step 2: Check Amount :

Step 2: Check Amount Next, fill out the check amount. On the right side of the check, fill in the numeric amount of your check in the blank rectangular box. Then write out the check amount in the line below the pay to the order of section.

Step 3: Sign and Fill in Memo :

Step 3: Sign and Fill in Memo Lastly, sign your check on the authorized signature line. Make sure you sign your check the same way all of the time to avoid confusion. Optionally, you can fill out the memo line. The memo line is a reminder to you or your recipient of the purpose of the check.

Tips for Writing a Check :

When writing a check, be sure to follow these tips every time: Draw a line though any extra blank space in the check amount line and box. This prevents changes from being made to the document. Always use a pen to fill out your check. Make sure your handwriting is legible (not required of the signature line). Tips for Writing a Check

How to Balance Your Checkbook Pt. 1 :

With the advent of online banking, balancing your checkbook may seemed old fashioned. However, knowing how to properly keep track of your checking account will help you gain a greater understanding of how you use your money each month. How to Balance Your Checkbook Pt. 1 What You Need: Your checkbook register, spreadsheet or a blank sheet of paper Calculator Your last bank statement Copy of your last bank transaction Receipts and records

How to Balance Your Checkbook Pt. 2:

Step 1: Collect your records, receipts, bank statements and last transactions. You can obtain these items online or in person at the bank. How to Balance Your Checkbook Pt. 2 Step 2: Starting from your current balance, add or subtract any deposits or withdrawals. Make sure to include any monthly fees, overdraft penalties or ATM transactions that may be pending on your account.

For More Information :

For More Information Since 1922, CheckWorks, Inc. has been the leading privately owned check printing company in the United States. For more information on their products and services, please visit them at: www.checkworks.com Or call them toll-free at: 1(800) 971-4223.

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