“Wow, I guess we should have talked six months ago…” And, just like that, one more family was forced to pay taxes instead of giving to the charity of their choice.
I originally wanted to write an article about how it's important to remember to balance your checkbook regularly (something I don't always remember to do). But then I remembered a conversation I had with my mom and brother recently and realized that there is a whole generation of people out there who don't have a checkbook, don't write checks, and probably don't care to write checks. So, how do you keep track of what is coming and going from your account if you're not a check writer? Here are some ways to make sure you're keeping track of your money: