Keeping Track Of Debit Purchases

I use my debit card for most purchases to save writing checks or carrying too much cash. To make sure I remember to record the transaction, I keep a rubber band around my checkbook and stick the receipt under the band until it's been recorded in the register.

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By Barb from Sevierville, TN

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Anonymous
August 26, 20060 found this helpful

Exactly what I do! Thanks for sharing this!

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By Rhona (Guest Post)
September 4, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks. I'll use your advice. It's better than having a purse full of little slips of paper.

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By Tomatohanger (Guest Post)
August 25, 20080 found this helpful

My computer is my "catchall" for this stuff. I keep the receipts for items I buy with my debit card, of course. On my return home I unload them on my desk and enter them onto a flash drive next time I go online.

I check them off against my monthly statement in case I missed any.

I also check bank accounts often on line. So very convenient.

I save lots of time and money and aggravation paying my bills online too. Seems almost too good to be true.

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Nobody can steal credit card bills from my mailbox since they arrive online.

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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

I like to just carry a little business card case into the store, with my driver's license, credit & debit cards, and other essentials like AAA card and medical information. I haul around a tote bag with my checkbook, lipstick, and everything else under the sun, but when I get out of the car I just take in my shopping list and that little card case (that's why I refuse to buy pants without pockets these days!) Then when I get back to the car, I immediately enter the debit into the check register just as if it were a check.

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

My son is a manager for a credit union. He tells me that people who use debit cards are the ones who have the most overdrafts. Also, he mentioned that they will withdraw $10 at one ATM and then repeat that 3 times during one day instead of taking out $30 all at once.

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They incur charges for using the ATM three times during one day! Whats up with that? We don't use ATM's that charge us.

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