A check is a form of payment. When the recipient cashes or deposits your
check, money is taken from your account. Below is an example of a basic
check. By moving your mouse over certain parts of the check, a
definition box will pop up to provide more information.
How to write a check in six easy
Write the date when the check can be cashed/deposited.
Write the full name of the recipient. Be sure to spell the name
Write the dollar amount in ordinal numbers (e.g., $500.00) and spell it
out (e.g., five hundred).
If there is still space on the line after spelling out the dollar
amount, draw a straight line (as seen in example above). This prevents
someone from writing in more than the original intended
The memo line is optional but you should write in what the payment is for
so that when you receive your bank statement you'll remember where the money