Automating the Check-Writing Process

A personal finance program can streamline the check-writing process. You enter the name of the payee and the amount paid. The program inserts the date and spells out the amount for you, as shown in Figure 16.3. The program also copies the required information into the register and calculates your new balance.
Figure 16.3
Your personal finance program can save you time writing checks.
Sounds great, and it may be if you write and print a lot of checks. But if you pay most of your bills online, it can be more of a hassle than it’s worth. Many users, including me, continue writing checks by hand and use the ...

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