Balancing the Checkbook

I spent forever and year tonight attempting to balance my checkbook. Something’s not right, but I can’t figure out what it is!! I was comparing my checkbook register to my online bank account. Nothing, nothing… I don’t know where the problem is! Well, I’ll figure it out. I get paid tomorrow though.
Amy, over at has inspired me to get my finances sorted out… she mentioned the whole paying yourself first thing on her blog. I used to pay myself first, but once I moved out, there were so many bills that it kind of fell by the wayside. Having practically zero money in your savings account is never a good thing. So starting tomorrow, I’m paying myself first, and then I’m going to worry about the rest of my bills. I’m going to have a healthy (well, healthier) balance in my savings account for the first time in a long time!!
What about you guys? Do you pay yourself first? Or do you only save money if there’s something left after everyone else has been paid?

2 Responses to “Balancing the Checkbook”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I never get paid. There’s nothing ever left. However, if I do see something I must have, I do buy it. :)

  2. Deb Says:

    I hope you figure it out. It’s frustrating when things don’t match up!

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