Fun Fact: The banks have machines here that will balance your checkbook for you. There are barcodes on the checkbooks which are personally issued and linked to your account, and you just stick it in the machine. It then prints out every single transaction ever made neatly and efficiently in the columns. I didn’t realize this things existed until today when I handed over my empty checkbook (which I got over a year ago), and the bank teller told me that I had 200 entries that I needed to catch up on and pointed me in the direction of the ingenious contraption. Brilliant!