The importance of reviewing your paycheck
At the end of the day, you're probably mostly concerned with just the bottom line. But you should review pay stubs every pay period to make sure there aren't any errors. The wrong number of allowances could mean you'll have too much — or too little — withheld for taxes, and an incorrect 401(k) contribution could mean missing out on extra money every time you get paid.
And, in our digital world, make sure you've signed up for direct deposit with your employer. Direct deposit removes the hassle of receiving a paper check and allows you to instantly get your money deposited into your checking account on payday.