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Oh My Dollar!

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Lillian tackles your money overwhelm with practical, approachable financial advice with a dash of glitter. She will teach you how to reduce your money stress, budget, get out of debt, plan for retirement, support causes you love, travel affordably, and escape the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. Got a q… read more

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Is balancing your checkbook still a thing?

Balancing your checkbook-  is that an adulting skill you should have? What exactly is a checkbook? Do you still need to do this? What is the digital equivalent? We answer your hot questions about checkbook balancing, how to do it, and whether or not it matters. Lillian goes also on a bit of a rant about how antiquated the US financial system is.

In our mailbag are two listener questions: Tomas shares his debt payoff victories, and Don tells us how his wife negotiated to be moved to a W-2 employee from a 1099 contractor as a nanny. Don asks how a nanny can get a retirement account and a transit benefit.

Thank you to our two listeners, Tomas and Don, who wrote in to share their stories!

Links mentioned:

An old school guide to balancing your checkbook (PDF link)YNAB or You Need a Budget, Lillian's fav personal finance budgeting (+ reconciling) toolBitches Get Riches "How do you write and cash checks? Asking for a friend"The IRS guide for Caregiver + Nanny BenefitsPlease come join us

We finally have a forum! Join us at forum.ohmydollar.com is a great non-judgemental place to ask questions or participate in our daily check-ins and challenges. We've only been open for two weeks but we're going strong with lots of fun discussions. Please join!

Ask us a question!

We love hearing from you! Email us your financial worries or receipt victories at questions@ohmydollar.com or tweet us at @anomalily or @ohmydollar

This show is made paw-sible by listeners like you

We absolutely love our Purrsonal Finance Society Members, the folks that generously support Oh My Dollar with $1 or more a month on Patreon – and have made is so we have free, full transcripts for every show on ohmydollar.com. This episode was underwritten by patron Tamsen G Association and Stephanie Powers. To learn more about being part of the Purrsonal Finance Society and get cool perks like exclusive livestreams and cat stickers, you can visit ohmydollar.com/support

We have full clickable transcripts available online for each episode at  ohmydollar.com . provided by our amazing Patreon backers.

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