counting your money

@jer31558 (3683)
United States
April 26, 2008 9:48pm CST
When you go to the bank to cash a check, do you count your money right then, or do you count it later?
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19 responses
• United States
19 May 08
They will useally count it right there infront of me but they do it so fast how can I know they haven't made an error? so I will recount it again while standing there just to make sure. None of the bank tellers are offended by this they'd rather me make sure they counted it correctly then for me to go off it not be correct and come back not to happy especially if it's a large amount.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
24 May 08
That is the best way to do it, I am just thankful for direct deposit though because I was terrible about not counting my money.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
14 May 08
i always count my money right away upon receiving it so that if there's any problem i would just approach the bank teller right away
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
18 May 08
That is definitely the best way for someone to do it.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
14 May 08
If am cashing a check/money order tell counts the money prior to giving it to me and then I recount it before leaving the counter to to rule out any mistakes. Most of my money goes to direct deposit, so I don't even see it.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
18 May 08
Pretty much the only money I see from the bank is by way of an ATM, and I count that.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
13 May 08
It is depending up on situation in India they give bundles so which they already sit the amount so we can collect correct money but they give some change of money we need to count it because some times they may make mistake.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
18 May 08
Humans are prone to make mistakes, so its best for you to look out for yourself, especially with your money.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
12 May 08
I count it right then, I don't wait til later. I know that the people at the bank like it this way much better too...keeps you from coming back later if there is any problem at all, it is much easier to fix then anyway.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
18 May 08
I have only had to go back one time, and because I had driven away, I had to wait till the bank closed and the teller drawers were counted.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
12 May 08
If I'm in the bank, I count it out while the Teller is counting it out to me. If I go through the drive through, I'll pull up a car length, stop and count it.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
18 May 08
I have seen many people do that at the drive through, I am thankful for direct deposit though cause I never did it even though I knew I should.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
3 May 08
I count it right there and then, I always check it as soon as possible. So if in-case they went short, then I do have the very to show them the amount they gave me. Also, I have to prepare myself and avoid being spotted by those stupid muggers/robbers as their next victim.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
5 May 08
I once got an incorrect amount back when cashing a check, but unlike you, I didn't count it right there. When I came back to inform them, they said I would have to wait until the bank closed and they did the days count. I got my money back, but thank goodness it was only a small amount.
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@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
3 May 08
i usually count it right then before i leave the bank to make sure i have the correct amount.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
3 May 08
It is easier to make corrections right then, than after you walk away from their presence.
• United States
28 Apr 08
I count it right then....
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
3 May 08
Thats a good policy, thanks for responding.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I count it while they are counting it out to me and then I stand right there in front of them and recount it to ensure that they counted it correctly. When you are dealing with your money it is always better to be safe and slow than sorry and short money. That's how I look at it.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
3 May 08
Thats a very good way of looking at it, thanks for responding.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
The bank i go to the tellers count the money out to you so i count in my head along with them and i make a point to correct their total if it doesnt match mine. At the bank machines i count it right away b/c then if its not what i thought i pushed in i can check my account right away.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thats what I do as well.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
27 Apr 08
If i'm in the drive thru i usualy pull up so the car behind me can get to the window then count it.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I guess if I were cashing larger checks, I would probably do something like this.
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
27 Apr 08
As a Banker in the past I always count the money near the cashier.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I can see how that would be the best way to do it. Thank you.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
27 Apr 08
Hello,jer! Before leaving the bank counter we should count and check the money.i normally count the smaller denominations.if it is a bigger amount i never count.instead i ask the paying clerk to put in the counting machine.but we should count because it not only ensures the correctness of the denomination received but also it ensures the genuineness of the notes,there by you will be sure that you have not received any fake note in the bunch.thankx.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
And thank you for the responce, sounds like you have the right of it.
@Sonadora (356)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I always count my money right then and there before I leave. If you walk away and then find a mistake it's a lot more difficult to correct at that point. I count it in front of the teller.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
That definitely seems to be the best way to do it to me. Thanks
@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
i count the money right there just to make sure that i got the correct amount. it's no big deal really. most banks encourage customers to count their money before leaving the counter. this ensures that customers get the right amount. i also do the same when i get my change from restaurants and shops. better to make sure that you get the correct amount of change rather than to leave soon and realize that you've been short-changed.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
If you get the wrong amount, and you let them know right then, it is so much easier to get it straightened out. Once you leave, it can be quite difficult.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
27 Apr 08
The teller always counts the money back when she gives it to me but then I recount it again just to make sure especailly if I have gone to the drive up teller I also count my money right away after I get it from an atm machine to make sure I got what I was suppose to.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Now that is something I have never even considered doing, counting the money I get from an ATM. That does give me something to think about though. Thank you.
• Malaysia
27 Apr 08
nah, i normally ask them to put it into the counting machine and I will see the count result there. It's easier that way, and faster.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I havent seen one of those machines here, if you go inside the bank you can see them count it but in the drive through, it comes to you in an envelope.
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
14 May 08
I count with them and then again before I leave the window, but that was when I had money.