Raise your hand if you write checks or make debit purchases. Now raise your hand if you balance said checkbook and debit purchases. If you raised your hand to both, good for you. Most people don't track their purchases as well as they should. Then they wonder where the money went and why there are late fees, interest charged and bounced checks!
To help you money smart folks, here are free printable checkbook registers for debit and credit cards and for budgeting money, banking and balancing your book. Keeping a balanced checkbook, including ACH, echecks, debits and purchases with credit cards makes fiscal sense and cents. You should track credit, cash, even EBT purchases too. Budgeting money keeps you in the financial black. If you note down every payment made (regardless of form) you'll know where your money goes. You can also stopgap leaks and prevent fees, over-charges you might not have noticed before. Free printable checkbook registers for debit and credit cards, budgeting money | Examiner.com
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