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I do mine about once a month, I get paid biweekly though. Seems like I never have enough money to make all the bills though. Trying to find a new technique.
 

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I don't do mine enough
 

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I don't do mine enough
I hear you on that one. I'm on my Mom's checking, advancing age is robbing her of some skills we take for granted. I was doing it once a month, but since I found some entry omissions I'll start reconciling at least bi-weekly.
 

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I actually got hired in a Credit Union, so I check my account daily, it's very wise to do this, get your bank set up online so you can check it from home, that way you find errors asap, because you only have a certain amount of time to dispute any errors before it becomes your liability!
 
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several times a month.
by the 20th i have my payments listed individually
my debt/credit on each card i have 4 cards.
as i pay them i check them off and as i check the bank account, i highlight when it is deducted from my account.
all paymets done at one time by the 1st
i check several times as i pass through the month. just to make sure nothing funny is going on....

its a good system for me.
 

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I have no bank info online and plan on keeping it that way. I only use the debit card at our banks ATM's where I look for anything suspicious. I call the bank for info if the ATM receipt doesn't match the checkbook entry. Outstanding debits and credits are taken into consideration.

You could steal my laptop and you wouldn't even find out what bank I have. I only use a Credit Card for online purchases, and that's from a different bank.
 

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Honestly...I don't balance it. I do online banking and every transaction I do is available to see once I sign in to my account. I hardly ever write a check because I use on line bill pay....
im the same way. i dont have hard checks. i can make echecks or use debit. i pay every bill online including rent.
and i always know i have at least a couple hundred in my checking, i never let it get to low.
 

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Checkbooks? What is that lol, I do everything through plastic or cash, and I check those daily.
 

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I never have money in there to justify. And I only have the account for check cashing purposes, so that I don't have to pay a check cashing place. I usually deposit a check, then pull out cash. Everything is paid for by cash ;)
 

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I never balance my checkbook but I always have a good idea of how much money is in my accounts. I use mint.com to keep track of all accounts. It's great for budgeting.
I second that for Mint.com, I enter things on a daily basis. We worked very hard a few years ago to become debt free (Exluding the Mortgage). we budget everything and now all the bills are paid for normally buy the 5th in the begging of the month. Budgetting is really the Key. without a budget do you really know where you money is going?
 

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Honestly. I have not written a check in about 3 years. Everything is paid online or with cash. I don't balance anything. I get paid X amount and I know my bills/savings are Y each month within about $100. What is left is for recreation. I logon to my bank account everyday - I know the balance all the time. Nothing is unexpected, so no need to balance anything. I usually keep cash on me all the time. And I have found that I spend less when I pay with cash. Something in me always wants to hold onto the cash longer.
 

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.....Seems like I never have enough money to make all the bills though. Trying to find a new technique.
Balance monthly but check daily!
As I seldom write a check, 8 of them last year, and I use Quicken software and post all transactions to it to track all direct payments, debit and credit expenses. I haven't manually balanced a checkbook in years, but check my accounts daily, mark transactions when cleared and do automated balancing monthly. Many years ago due to "never having enough" I developed a "budget" system that fit me and it started out with deciding what were wants and what were needs.
 
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