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Writing a check to yourself is one way to withdraw money from your bank account or transfer funds from one account to another.

While there are other, more high-tech methods for making these transactions, writing a check to yourself is an easy option.

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How to Write a Check to Yourself

The only difference when you write a check to yourself, versus a check to someone else, is that you put your own name on the “Pay to the order of” line.

Then, just like you do for every other check you write, you’ll add the date, the dollar amount written in numbers, the dollar amount written in words, an optional memo, and finally, your signature.

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Be sure to record the amount the check is for in the check register that comes with your checks when you order them (you should keep this in your checkbook along with the checks themselves).


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