(Closed) Receipts or Online Banking?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i used to rely on online banking but then i got dinged with a few too many overdraft fees because people would take forever to cash my checks. so now i keep my check register updated with my receipts and double check my online banking statement. that way i ALWAYS know exactly how much money i have. and now i don’t get anymore overdraft fees!

Post # 4
354 posts
Helper bee

I wish I did this.  I’m pretty careful about my spending but terrible at paperwork. 

Post # 5
7837 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Online banking- but I keep receipts on bigger items just in case.

Post # 6
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wait, what is this “keeping track of money” that you speak of?

Ha. I use online banking, but man…

Post # 7
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I use Quicken to organize all my financial accounts– it can update directly from my online banking, and I can pull reports about where we’re spending our money.  Love it.

Have any of you tried Mint.com?  I’ve heard some great reviews of it.

Post # 8
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I actually keep my receipts and compare them to my online account, then toss the receipts.

Post # 9
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use the Moneywell Application Fiance bought for the mac.  It helps you create a budget and then you enter your paychecks, savings interest, and purchases into it.  It does help us manage our money, but I do have issues with it.  Money tracking is difficult business!

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