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Old 06-21-2008, 08:44 PM   #61
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I think I saw a checkbook in a museum in San Francisco once.
This reminds me of something that happened with my six year old son today. He's been using my computer to type from books he's reading into word docs. Today, when I suggested he could type with a typewriter, he said "Daddy, what's a typewriter?" So, I got the old typewriter out of storage and showed him that you could actually type words directly onto paper! (without sending them to the printer first.)

[For the record, I haven't paper or "quicken" balanced my checkbook in at least 10 years. I only write 1-2 paper checks/month and keep all balances on-line.]
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:04 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Now, here's a question: How many of you balance your money market account, or other non-standard account for which you have checks?
I balance all 46 of my currently active accounts using Quicken, but not all of those accounts have checkwriting privileges.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:44 PM   #63
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I balance all 34 of my investment accounts at least quarterly using QuickBooks.

I tried using Quicken, but found it a little too fancy and cute for me.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:24 AM   #64
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No balancing for me... I used to do it religiously in school, but that was because I couldn't afford not knowing my exact balance down to the cent. Now that I've got a big cushion, there's no need for that level of detail.
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