How to use your transaction register

Learn how to use your register by dragging the magnifying glass over the sample register.


An interactive magnifying glass
As you use the red dot to drag the magnifying glass over the transaction register, the elements are explained here.
This column is used to calculate the current balance in the account by adding each deposit and subtracting each withdrawal. This is the number of the check This column is used to record the date the check was written or when the transaction was. Once a month, you’ll use this column to check off each transaction that appears on your monthly account statement. This will help you to insure that your records and the bank’s records match. This is the amount of the withdrawal. In this space, you describe each transaction and its purpose. This is the amount of the deposit. These codes correspond to the legend at the top of your register.
Don't forget to record all of your transactions, not just checks. Be sure to include: • Deposits • ATM withdrawals • Debit card purchases • Electronic funds transfers • Interest payments • Bank fees
Click the Next button to learn about overdrafts – and how to avoid them.
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