How To Write Out The Amount On A Check

February 29, 2008

How To Write Out The Amount On A Check

In my previous post, I showed you how to write a check. Now, let’s talk about how to write out the amount on a check.

Below the “Pay To” line is a blank line. This line is used to write out the amount of the check in long form; spelling out the numbers.

When you write out the amount, you only write out the dollar amount, not the cents. The cents is written as a number over 100. For example, 39 cents would be written as 39/100.

A few things to remember:

Always start writing out the dollar amount at the beginning of the line. This prevents someone from changing the amount by writing an additional dollar amount at the beginning of the line.

After writing out the cents as xx/100, draw a line from this point to the end of any space left. This prevents someone from changing the amount on the check. For example, you would write out $25.67 as follows:

Twenty Five 67/100————————-Dollars

One more point to make. When writing out the amount, there are two ways that you can write out the numbers and both are accepted. You can write out the numbers and include dashes or not include them. For example, to write out $1,239.00, you can write it two different ways:

One Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Nine 00/100

Or

One-Thousand Two-Hundred Thirty-Nine 00/100

For extra help with learning how to write out the actual numbers, I have written a simple guide which shows how to write out any number from 1 to 10,000. It also contains examples of how to write out the numbers on a check and I include a few practice problems with the answers. Here’s a sample of what you will get:

There is a complete chart that shows the number on the left and how to write it out on the right. Below is a sample from the guide:

10

Ten

11

Eleven

12

Twelve

13

Thirteen

14

Fourteen

15

Fifteen

16

Sixteen

17

Seventeen

18

Eighteen

19

Nineteen

20

Twenty

21

Twenty One

22

Twenty Two

23

Twenty Three

24

Twenty Four

25

Twenty Five

There are also examples of how to write out the amount on a check. Below is a sample from the guide:

1000’s place = purple

100’s place = blue

10’s place = Green

Ones place = black

Cents place = red

3,867.19

Three Thousand

3,867.19

Eight Hundred

3,867.19

Sixty

3,867.19

Seven

3,867.19

19/100

3,867.19

Three Thousand

Eight Hundred

Sixty

Seven

19/100

 

3,867.19 = Three Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Seven 19/100

For more information, check out The ABC’s Of Writing A Check.

Now that you know the basics of how to write a check, in my next post, I’ll move on to how to fill out the check register after you write a check.

In the meantime, check out my article on www.EzineArticles.com


How To Write A Check

February 14, 2008

If you don’t know how to write a check, you are not alone. There are many reasons why people do not know how to write a check.

Some of the reasons are:

  • They were never taught in school
  • Their parents never taught them how to write a check
  • They are new to this country
  • Their parents, spouse, or someone else has always taken care of their finances for them
  • They never needed a checking account until now
  • They had a checking account a long time ago and have forgotten how to use one

In this post, I am including some resources that will help you learn how to write a check.

Check Book Basics – This booklet is provided by Consumer Debit Resource.

You will need Adobe Reader to open this document. If you do not have Adobe Reader on your computer, you can download a free copy here.

Below is a sample of how to write a check. The picture explains what to write in each spot on a check.

I hope this helps.

Check back often because I will be covering a wide range of topics on this site.

Sample of How To Write a Check


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