Checkbook Balancing Tips Mooresville NC

It is one of our least favorite things to do. No one wants to think about tracking their finances in Mooresville, but it is the only way to make sure that we are keeping up with and not exceeding our available funds. Here are five tips for balancing that dreaded checkbook that, once started, will become second nature every month.

Mr. William D. Howard, CFP®
(704) 664-6772
PO Box 3426
Mooresville, NC
Firm
billhowfin@windstream.net
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000



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Mr. C. Randy Rodgers, CFP®
(704) 658-3600
1074 River Hwy
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Peoples Investment Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. John E. Matheny Jr., CFP®
(704) 533-0827
488 Oak Tree Rd
Mooresville, NC

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Mr. David M Alley Jr., CFP®
(704) 799-2661
179 Gasoline Alley
Mooresville, NC
Firm
First Command Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Government Employees

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Mr. Michael T. Sullivan, CFP®
(704) 799-2727
183 Crystal Cir
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Nexstone Financial Solutions Inc

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Mr. Jeffery S. Andrew, CFP®
(704) 663-9041
918 Brawley School Rd Apt A
Mooresville, NC
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning

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Garrett Moretz
290 Glencoe Lane
Mooresville, NC
Company
Title: Financial Advisor/Principal
Company: Moretz Wealth Management, LLC
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
BS Business Administration
Years Experience
Years Experience: 11
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicare Planning,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care

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Mr. Walter C Pate Jr., CFP®
(704) 280-6050
761 Beaten Path Rd
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Nationwide Financial Netwoirk
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Ms. Mary Jo Lyons, CFP®
(704) 658-1040
136 Gateway Blvd Ste C
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Preferred Financial Strategies
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Sara Irene Seasholtz, CFP®
(704) 658-1040
136 Gateway Blvd Ste C
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Preferred Financial Strategies, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Intergenerational Planning

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Checkbook Balancing Tips

It is one of our least favorite things to do. No one wants to think about tracking their finances, but it is the only way to make sure that we are keeping up with and not exceeding our available funds. Here are five tips for balancing that dreaded checkbook that, once started, will become second nature every month.

Your main tool in the war on checkbooks is the ledger. You get one with each box of checks that you order. It is where we write our beginning balance for that book of checks and the number and amount of each check written on the account. The ledger is also used for recording cash machine withdrawals, interest earned, and any banking fees deducted each month.

1. Keep all of your receipts. The main reason we balance our checkbook is to reconcile all the money we have spent that week or month. Receipts, especially for ATM withdrawals, remind us to record it in our ledger so we don’t forget anything.

2. Record all transactions on that account in your ledger book each day. This can be tedious but it works. I’ve seen people write in their ledger as soon as they write a check at the counter. Believe me, you’ll forget about ever doing it if you don’t do it straight away. People who don’t use duplicate checks are in the most trouble, unless they have a photographic memory.

3. Don’t believe the bank balance. We are easily fooled into thinking that the bank knows something that we don’t. The bank can sometimes be a day or more behind your ledger. If the bank says that you have $200 and your ledger says $95, believe the ledger. This is a major way that people overspend when they don’t record written checks.

4. Check your bank statement against your ledger at the end of each month. This is where you will find the amount of interest earned, banking fees, and ATM fees. It is usually these items that keep our checkbook balance from matching the bank’s balance at the end of each month. When a check clears, place a check mark next to it in the ledger so you know it is paid.

5. Record all automatic debits and direct deposits in your ledger. It is easy to forget things when you don’t see them. Your job should give you a check stub when you direct deposit so you can keep track of how much money you are making. Bills that come out automatically during the month need to be recorded on the day they are supposed to be debited so they aren’t overlooked.

It is easy to forget how much money we have and rely on the bank to tell us. The bank is not always up to the minute in its processing and this can present a problem for those of us who don’t keep track of your finances. Do yourself a favor - be proactive and use these tips to balance your checkbook and avoid overdraft charges.

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