Tools You Can Use to Balance: Check Register

2) Jessica buys an energy bar and chocolate milk on the way to school at Circle K for $2.56. She uses her debit card and receives $20 cash back when she makes her purchase.

Note: The total transaction amount was $22.56 (cash plus purchase). Also note that Jessica uses a pocket calculator to tally her balance as she goes so she always knows how much is in her account. ($136.17 - $22.56 = $113.61)