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Endorsed check - does everyone have to be present to cash it?

Myself and some old roommates have a security deposit check made out to all five of us. Do all five of us have to actually be present to cash the check, or can one or more people in the party simply ...
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How do banks handle post-dated checks deposited via the ATM?

As noted in another question, banks have different policies regarding post-dated checks before the post-date, although it seems most will accept the check as long as the check issuer hasn't contacted ...
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What to enter on the check ordering form?

I want to order checks for my Bank of America checking account from a third party, but I don't know how to complete the checkout form: Suppose my numbers were: Account number: 1234 5678 9012 ...
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How to teach personal reconciliation and book balancing

How do I go about finding good resources to teach my children about good money management. Something that will be able to show them how to run a personal bank account, how to reconcile and balance it. ...
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For which alterations on a personal check in the US does one need to initial?

For which alterations on a personal check in the US does one need to initial? Crossing out one's old address on a personal check is possible. Crossing out an outdated address is not necessary in the ...
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How can one fill in the cent portion of the numeric amount on a personal check in the US?

On personal checks in the US, one fills in the numeric version of the dollar amount towards the left of the respective rectangular field. Say the check is for $36.25. I have seen different ways of ...
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Which colors can one use to fill out a check in the US?

With which colors can one fill out and sign and personal check in the US? Black is of course okay; I have heard that blue is also allowed. An ideal answer will give references. Is there anything ...
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How can I get free or discounted checks for my bank account?

I bank with chase and my account type does not qualify me for free check books. I have to pay a fee to get a check book. Is there a way I can: Get a free check book for my account? Print my own free ...
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Can I really not close a checking account if I have a year old outstanding check?

Over a year ago, I wrote a small check ($35) to an organization at my university. They never cashed it and finally just told us that they were "lost" in the changing of the offices of the national ...
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Cashing Checks Via Photograph

Recently I discover a great time saver. Rather than Fedexing my check to my bank in US, I simply photograph the check with IPhone and tada the check is deposited. However I still have to have the ...
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Are there any restrictions on cashing a high-value (large amount) personal check?

Are there any restrictions on cashing a high-value personal check (say just less than $100,000) from a bank where I don't hold an account. My friend will give me a check for the amount from BofA, but ...
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Someone has my check: any risks?

Some time ago I found a room to rent in another city (via Craigslist). I talked with the lady renting out the room on the phone and after we made a deal I sent her a half of the month rent ($375). Not ...
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How can I have someone deposit a check for me?

I'm currently out of US territory, someone needs to pay me, so he made a check to me, with my name and CHASE account number on it, of course. Can I ask some other friend to go and deposit that check ...
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What laws govern check clearing in the US?

When I deposit a check in my bank, the bank credits the first $100 of the sum immediately and the rest of the sum is credited the next day, usually. I know that it's not a real clearing - i.e. if the ...
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Is it valid to write checks without spelling out the amount?

I've been writing checks this way for the last ~15 years or so: Namely, the amount field is written using numbers like 1,500 and 00/100 rather than the tedious, painful spelling out of ...
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Is there a limit on the dollar amount of a personal check?

Is there a limit on the dollar amount of a personal check?
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Is it possible to cash a check made to someone else's name? How to do so?

Is it possible to cash a check made to someone else's name? How to do so?
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Do personal checks expire? [US]

Do personal checks expire in the US? Also, if I stamp the following on it: VOID if not claimed within 60 days. Will that be honored by most banks? Related Do personal cheques expire? ...