Banking - how do you keep track of outgoing paid items??
My bank used to have an online check register. I could add line by line items for expenses I have paid by check or just have not posted yet. This helps me to budget because each payday, I can write my check or pay my bills and log them all in my transactions so that I can see how much is left afterwords. Then, as the items post my account I would delete the line items so that I always have an updated balance.
Well, yesterday my bank rolled out a new ebanking system - one without an online check register. I'm at a complete loss as to how to manage what will be coming out and what my real balance after those paid items really is. I get that I could go back to my regular check register in my checkbook and log it by hand - which seems crazy given the technology available today.
Does anyone have any advise on how I could still do this? It looks like the new ebanking has an available excel, quickbooks etc. exporter. I think I would have to manage that a lot though. (excel I would have to add all new transactions to an ogoing spreadsheet each time I want a new balance)