Errors: Look carefully at the error. You will be required to add or subtract form either the checkbook or bank statement. Here are some examples to help you:e.i.Entry Error: You wrote a check for $123, but recorded the transaction as $132. Since you overstated the charge for $9, you’ll need to make an adjusting entry in your checkbook (referencing the charge) to add the $9 back in.e.ii.Duplicate Charge: If your bank charged you with a duplicate charge, make sure you bring it to light with them, but also subtract that amount from your bank statement, for your own records.e.iii.Unknown charge: alert your bank of the situation and subtract that amount from your bank statemente.iv.Bank Entry Error: You wrote a check for $123, but the bank recorded the transaction as $132. The bank over charged you $9. So, once you alert the bank of the situation, add $9 back into your account on the bank statement.5.Now calculate your new checkbook balance and Statement balance. They should be equal, or “balanced”. If not go over these steps and look for mistakes.These steps should make it simple for you to balance your personal checkbook at home. If you come across something strange or difficult always feel free to contact your local Wells Fargo branch and they’ll be happy to help you.
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