What really happens when you bounce a check?
Your checking account balance represents how much money you have left in your checking account. Writing a check is saying, I have enough money in my account to cover the cost of the item that I am purchasing.
If you do not have the money, writing a check is illegal. Your consequences could be a fine, jail time, and you may never be able to write checks at certain places of business again. Would writing a bad check be worth it? Definitely not.
Just remember, checking accounts are great! Just dont write a check if you dont have the money!