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Transition to Work

Money and Budgeting

Checking Accounts

A checking account is different from a savings account. In a savings account, you deposit your money because you won't need it soon, and you hope to save up a bigger amount over time. A checking account is where to deposit money when you will need to spend it soon, for bills and other expenses.

You can pay bills by writing checks. A check is a piece of paper that people or companies can get cash from the money in your account.

 

Writing Checks

More practice on writing a check.

You can also get cash from your own account when you need it. You can write a check to yourself, or you can use an ATM. An ATM is short for an automated teller machine.