Miss Moore, why exactly should I continue to write checks, everyone uses debit cards and credit cards now?
Well John, checks still play a role in personal financing. Checks can save money and are traceable.
Remembering how to properly write a check can save you from being scammed by thieves. Credit & debit cards are faster but checks can save you in the long run.
Why use a Check Register? Because it is real-time acc. info., tracks all your money transactions, and helps you budget! Check Registers help people keep track of all the money they spend in order to know precisely how much is in their account. If you don't fill out check registers yet, you should! they're free and save you big time in the future!
The Importance of Reconciling: A regular review of your accounts could help you identify problems before they get out of hand. You can't count on the bank to cover fraud or errors in your account.