We have seen how to use a register for a single entry, now let us review how to use the register for ongoing transactions.

Follow along with the register!
  • This is your beginning balance: $600.00
  • You sent check number 1001 on April 4 for your Car Payment. The amount of this transaction was $430.00. To come up with your new balance, you would subtract the $430.00 payment from your beginning balance of $600.00 (600-430 = 170).

    Your new balance would be $170.00.
  • On April 5 you made a Withdrawal. The amount of this transaction was $100.00. You used an ATM and there was a fee of $1.00. To come up with your new balance, you would subtract the $100.00 withdrawal and the $1.00 fee from your balance from the previous line, which is $170.00 (170 - 100 - 1 = 69).

    Your new balance would be $69.00.
  • On April 7, you made a Deposit. The amount of this transaction was $756.94. To come up with your new balance, you add the $756.94 deposit to your balance from the previous line, which is $69.00 (69 + 756.94 = 825.94).

    Your new balance would be $825.94.
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  • On April 10 you went to the Supermarket. The amount of this transaction was $58.73. You used your Debit Card. To come up with your new balance, you would subtract the $58.73 debit card transaction from your balance from the previous line, which is $825.94 (825.94 - 58.73 = 767.21).

    Your new balance would be $767.21.
  • You sent check number 1002 on April 11 for your ABC Bank Credit Card payment. The amount of this transaction was $125.00. To come up with your new balance, you would subtract the $125.00 payment from your balance from the previous line, which is $767.21 (767.21 - 125 = 642.21).

    Your new balance would be $642.21.