How about a nice break from hearing about the woes of my mortgage refinance?
If you are anything like me, the technology age has changed the way you balance your checkbook. Gone are the days of dutifully entering every transaction in your check register and sitting down once a month to compare all cancelled checks to the ones in your register. Here in the days of debit card transactions a quick download into Quicken with a quick glance to make sure items have automagically gone into the correct category is really all at it takes. A follow-up with manual comparison of the bank statement to ensure you have everything entered is something on the die-hard among us take the time to work through.
This morning, while balancing my checkbook I noticed an odd amount on one of the few checks I had written when I pulled it up it turns out the check I wrote for $83.52 was processed as a check for $85.52. Where is my $2? Did they overpay the payee or is this just an extra $2 in Wells Fargo’s coffers? If this happened to me, how many other people has it happened to as well?