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Dancing Fire

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do you write...one thousand five hundred dollars OR do you write fifteen hundred dollars?
 

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thing2of2|1317942775|3034884 said:
I write it like this:

One thousand, five hundred and 00/100-----------
weird... :wacko: why the comma?
 

Laila619

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One thousand five hundred and 00/100ths
 

CaprineSun

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I write these type of checks a lot. LOL. I always write fifteen hundred. Makes it easier.
 

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I would write it the way the numbers look in the box: 1500.00, so "fifteen hundred---------00/100." I believe either way is correct, though. I think Thing uses the comma because she's being consistent with the way the number looks (1,500).

ETA: and I never write the word "dollars" since it is already printed on the check. DF, the way your OP is bolded it looks like you assume that people write "dollars" along with the spelled-out amount, which is incorrect.
 

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Seeing "dollars" written out on the check drives me nuts.
 

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I don't write checks often. But below is how I would write it.


One thousand five hundred dollars and xx/00

That's what I was taught back in the day...
 

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I have done it both ways but typically Fifteen Hundred and No/100's for saving space.
 

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monarch64|1317952017|3034990 said:
I would write it the way the numbers look in the box: 1500.00, so "fifteen hundred---------00/100." I believe either way is correct, though. I think Thing uses the comma because she's being consistent with the way the number looks (1,500).

ETA: and I never write the word "dollars" since it is already printed on the check. DF, the way your OP is bolded it looks like you assume that people write "dollars" along with the spelled-out amount, which is incorrect.
yeah,i used to write the word dollars.. :bigsmile:
 

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Dancing Fire|1317955372|3035056 said:
monarch64|1317952017|3034990 said:
I would write it the way the numbers look in the box: 1500.00, so "fifteen hundred---------00/100." I believe either way is correct, though. I think Thing uses the comma because she's being consistent with the way the number looks (1,500).

ETA: and I never write the word "dollars" since it is already printed on the check. DF, the way your OP is bolded it looks like you assume that people write "dollars" along with the spelled-out amount, which is incorrect.
yeah,i used to write the word dollars.. :bigsmile:
Well, I'm glad you don't anymore! :wavey:
 

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monarch64|1317955913|3035064 said:
Dancing Fire|1317955372|3035056 said:
monarch64|1317952017|3034990 said:
I would write it the way the numbers look in the box: 1500.00, so "fifteen hundred---------00/100." I believe either way is correct, though. I think Thing uses the comma because she's being consistent with the way the number looks (1,500).

ETA: and I never write the word "dollars" since it is already printed on the check. DF, the way your OP is bolded it looks like you assume that people write "dollars" along with the spelled-out amount, which is incorrect.
yeah,i used to write the word dollars.. :bigsmile:
Well, I'm glad you don't anymore! :wavey:
b/c a friend of mine gave me one these old fashion check writer... :lol:

http://www.acecount.com/productdetails.php?prodID=86&category=Check%20Signers
 

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Dancing Fire|1317958016|3035091 said:
monarch64|1317955913|3035064 said:
Dancing Fire|1317955372|3035056 said:
monarch64|1317952017|3034990 said:
I would write it the way the numbers look in the box: 1500.00, so "fifteen hundred---------00/100." I believe either way is correct, though. I think Thing uses the comma because she's being consistent with the way the number looks (1,500).

ETA: and I never write the word "dollars" since it is already printed on the check. DF, the way your OP is bolded it looks like you assume that people write "dollars" along with the spelled-out amount, which is incorrect.
yeah,i used to write the word dollars.. :bigsmile:
Well, I'm glad you don't anymore! :wavey:
b/c a friend of mine gave me one these old fashion check writer... :lol:

http://www.acecount.com/productdetails.php?prodID=86&category=Check%20Signers
Haha! I think my dad used to have one of those!
 

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My mom is a manager for a bank. I was taught that you always write dollars. I would write this as one thousand, five hundred dollars and 00/100. Also, just so you know, they have to go by the amount written on that line, vs. the amount in the box, so that is why they want it to be extremely clear as to what amount the check is for.
 

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I was taught to do it that way too, but sometimes end with "0 cents" or "no cents" depending on space. I was also told if there was a discrepancy they would go by what was worded so it is good to be extra clear.
 

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dragonfly411|1317993818|3035266 said:
My mom is a manager for a bank. I was taught that you always write dollars. I would write this as one thousand, five hundred dollars and 00/100. Also, just so you know, they have to go by the amount written on that line, vs. the amount in the box, so that is why they want it to be extremely clear as to what amount the check is for.
I respectfully disagree with what you were taught. This picture is extremely blurry (my apologies), but it illustrates the fact that the word "dollars" is pre-typed onto the check after the line on which you write out the amount. There is no need to write the word "dollars" yourself, as it has already been done for you. Does the bank really need to see the word "dollars" twice in the same line in order for the amount to be "extremely clear?" :confused: FWIW, I'm not saying it's wrong and therefore the bank will reject a check that includes a redundancy, but that to write "dollars" when it's already there is incorrect because it is unnecessary.

dollars.jpg
 

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monarch64|1318000216|3035320 said:
dragonfly411|1317993818|3035266 said:
My mom is a manager for a bank. I was taught that you always write dollars. I would write this as one thousand, five hundred dollars and 00/100. Also, just so you know, they have to go by the amount written on that line, vs. the amount in the box, so that is why they want it to be extremely clear as to what amount the check is for.
I respectfully disagree with what you were taught. This picture is extremely blurry (my apologies), but it illustrates the fact that the word "dollars" is pre-typed onto the check after the line on which you write out the amount. There is no need to write the word "dollars" yourself, as it has already been done for you. Does the bank really need to see the word "dollars" twice in the same line in order for the amount to be "extremely clear?" :confused: FWIW, I'm not saying it's wrong and therefore the bank will reject a check that includes a redundancy, but that to write "dollars" when it's already there is incorrect because it is unnecessary.
Ditto this. I would write one thousand, five hundred and xx/100------------------. Dollars is pre-printed on the check and therefore doesn't need to be written.
 

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thing2of2|1317942775|3034884 said:
I write it like this:

One thousand, five hundred and 00/100-----------
this exactly.
As Monnie says why re-write dollars when it is there? Also, its not like Americans can write a US check for Euros or Pesos anyway...
 

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I read it as: fifteen hundred dollars

I would write it as: one thousand five hundred and no/100~~~~~
 

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I write:

Fifteen hundred and 00/100 --------------

But I haven't written a check in.... ages.
 

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I think you are forgetting an important thing. Way back when I did the deposits for one of my Dad's restaurants. You do it not because bank tellers are idiots, but to protect yourself against fraud/forgery, in that someone after the fact can't alter what you wrote (presumably for a larger amount). If you wrote fifteen hundred, hypothetically someone could squeeze in "thousand dollars" after it. If you write one thousand, five hundred dollars, it makes it very difficult for someone to add something to change the amount. Just saying...
 

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part gypsy|1318011195|3035432 said:
I think you are forgetting an important thing. Way back when I did the deposits for one of my Dad's restaurants. You do it not because bank tellers are idiots, but to protect yourself against fraud/forgery, in that someone after the fact can't alter what you wrote (presumably for a larger amount). If you wrote fifteen hundred, hypothetically someone could squeeze in "thousand dollars" after it. If you write one thousand, five hundred dollars, it makes it very difficult for someone to add something to change the amount. Just saying...
Sure, you can still write it either way, though. The purpose of drawing a line from the end of your written words to the "00/100" is to offer the protection you're talking about. Ex: "One thousand five hundred--------------------------00/100". I guess most people just find it quicker and easier to draw the line rather than write out all those words. Or, what if you (hypothetically) wrote a check for a small amount? Like, $9.36? You would write "nine--------------------------36/100", right?
 
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