How to write a check

  1. Write the date – spell the month out or write it numerically
  2. The recipient – and spell it correctly
  3. The amount – numerically
  4. Spell it out and draw a line – so the amount can’t be changed
  5. Enter a memo – to indicate your payment
  6. Sign your check – or else it won’t be valid

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