I do my banking mainly online. Despite seeing everything online I also complete my own cheque register with all the deposits and withdrawals as well; just to be doubly sure, I know total control freak.
I know when money is being taken out and when money goes into our accounts and I like it that way. I have however got two withdrawals coming out of our account that I don't know exactly when and I have only a vague idea of how much and it's annoying the *rap out of me.
One is the discharge fee for when our mortgage finishes this week, I know it's around $320-ish but neither know when or exactly how much. The other is our updated life insurance which is also in the $300+ mark but again I have no idea when? That's between $650 to $700 I need to have available in our chequing account and I do not know when it will be taken out of our account.
I try to keep the bare minimum in there as if I know its there I am tempted to spend it. Plus as I keep telling everyone we may be "house rich," but we are money poor so money is budgeted to wherever at every point of the month. (SIGH) things should get back to normal in the next couple of weeks, until then though, I am not in total control and it sucks...........