Ensure that you have enough money in your available balance to cover checks that may clear that day. Otherwise, they might bounce.
Your bank has a sample of your signature and if you write it out too fast, your bank may deem it illegible and bounce your check.
Make sure to clearly and accurately write your check’s payee, the date, and the amount in numeric and written forms.
Checks that have been out for more than six months are considered “stale-dated” and cannot be honored. Payees need to cash checks before that deadline to avoid bouncing them.