2 Check WritingChecks include the following information:
3 Check WritingDATE: Include the month, day and year you are writing the check.2/1508
4 Check WritingPAYEE: Write the name of the person or business on the line, “Pay to the order of.”2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School
5 Check WritingAMOUNT IN NUMBERS: Write the amount of the check in numbers.2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School15.4815.48
6 Check Writing AMOUNT IN WORDS: Write the amount of the check in words. 2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School15.48Fifteen and 48/
7 Check WritingSIGNATURE: Sign all checks the way you sign the signature card.2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School15.48Fifteen and 48/Megan Rees
8 Check WritingMEMO: Use the memo area to note the reason for the check.2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School15.48Fifteen and 48/Megan ReesSchool fees
9 Check WritingROUTING NUMBERS: The nine-digit string of numbers used to identify your bank to process the transaction2/1508Elk Ridge Middle SchoolFifteen and 15/Megan ReesSchool fees
10 Check WritingACCOUNT NUMBER: The number used to identify your unique account within the bank.2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School15.48Fifteen and 48/Megan ReesSchool fees
11 Check WritingCHECK NUMBER: The number used to identify a specific check within the sequence of the register. It usually includes 3 or 4 digits.2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School15.48Fifteen and 48/Megan ReesSchool fees
12 Check Writing TRANSIT NUMBER: Used to list checks for deposit. 2/1508Elk Ridge Middle School15.48Fifteen and 48/Megan ReesSchool fees
13 How to Write Checks: You should fill out the following 6 items. Check WritingHow to Write Checks: You should fill out the following 6 items.
14 Check WritingDATE: Include the month, day and year you are writing the check.09/
15 Check WritingPAYEE: Write the name of the person or business on the line, “Pay to the order of.”09/Athletic Shoe Company
16 Check WritingAMOUNT IN NUMBERS: Write the amount of the check in numbers.09/Athletic Shoe Company55.63
17 Check WritingAMOUNT IN WORDS: Write the amount in words. Start at the left, write any cents as a fraction, and draw a line in the extra space.09/Athletic Shoe Company55.63Fifty-Five and 63/
18 Check WritingSIGNATURE: Sign all checks the way you sign the signature card.09/Athletic Shoe Company55.63Fifty-Five and 63/George Washington Doe
19 Check WritingMEMO: Use the memo area to note the reason for the check.11/Allen’s Clothing Store43.28Forty-Three and 28/ShoesMegan Rees
20 Check WritingCheck Register: Don’t forget to balance your checkbook by filling out the check register.
21 Check WritingPayment (or Debit) is money taken out of your account. It is subtracted from the Balance.$500.0055.63$444.37
22 Check WritingDeposit (or Credit) is money put into your account. It is added to the Balance.$444.37$729.37
24 12 Rules About CheckingOnly write checks when you have enough money in your account.Write checks legibly.Write the check amount as far to the left as possible.Always use a pen to write checks.
25 12 Rules About Checking Don’t erase mistakes on a check. Don’t sign blank checks.Use restrictive endorsements.Print the right date on a check.
26 12 Rules About Checking Always keep checks in a safe place. Destroy voided or unused checks and deposit slips.Record every transaction in the checkbook register.Keep a running balance in the checkbook register.
28 How to Cash a CheckBLANK ENDORSEMENT: Sign your name the same way it is written on the front of the check.George W. Doe
29 How to Cash a CheckSPECIAL ENDORSEMENT: Do this when you want to give someone else the money. Write “pay to the order of” and that person’s name. Then sign it. Now that person is the only one that can cash the check.Pay to the order ofWilliam J. DoeGeorge W. Doe
30 How to Cash a CheckRESTRICTIVE: When you want your check to be very safe, like when you send it by mail to your bank, use this type of endorsement (“For Deposit Only”). Then , it can only be deposited into your account.For Deposit OnlyGeorge W. Doe