Chequebook Archival

Realised this just yesterday. I’ve been saving my old chequebooks just for the record of cheques. This has been adding to the clutter in my cupboard for no good reason. I can happily copy all the chequebook entries to Excel. This will let me write even more detailed narrations, slice and dice my chequebook data, and of course throw the paper chequebooks away and cut down clutter.

About 60 entries over the past year and a half to transfer to Excel. This will be done with great urgency once I’m done with Sunday’s quiz.

0 Responses to Chequebook Archival

  1. Masabi says:

    Sunday’s quiz, you say? In Bangalore?

    Tell me more.

  2. Aadisht says:

    In a post about chequebooks? Tsk, tsk.

  3. raag says:

    If you have online access to your bank account, I don’t think you would even need to copy the entries to excel. I too used to store old chequebooks for record purposes. But, I have realised that: 1. you rarely need to refer the old chequebooks once all the cheques of that book have been honoured/paid for, 2. you can always query your online bank account for past transactions.

  4. Aadisht says:

    I do, and it’s the bank I work for. But our internet banking platform really sucks (though it’s being upgraded this month), the narrations are truncated to twenty characters and querying isn’t possible beyond three months. Even if it had been possible, Excel gives me an advantage in that I can create custom fields which will help me track expenditure (creating a Pivot Table to see the record of my credit card repayments, say).

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