The kids' new morning routine has also messed up my morning routine. I always checked the checkbook in the morning. For 5 years, that is what I have done. Now I don't have time. Then in the afternoon, I am not thinking about it.
Well, I put a $169 debit in the checkbook register, but somehow didn't actually subtract it. This was about a week ago. If I had been checking the account everyday, like I have been....I would have caught it sooner.
So I am balancing the checkbook. And I got an overdraft fee of $5 (along with the $175 transfer). And couldn't figure out why.
It took me 45 minutes to find the error. GRRRR.
I don't use a spreadsheet or Quicken or any of those for my checkbook. I have tried, and I don't like it. I like paper. I have a binder with checkbook register paper in it, and I love it. It makes me happy.
Payday isn't until Wednesday. GRRRRR. Gonna be a long few days.