Don’t Sign a Check the Wrong Way
If you sign many checks, you may be tempted to use a John Hancock–like signature. Although scrawling your name illegibly makes great sense when you’re autographing baseballs, don’t do it when you’re signing checks. A clear signature, especially one with a sense of personal style, is distinctive. A wavy line with a cross and a couple of dots is easy to forge.
Which leads me to my next tip. . . .