Gustaf wrote:Is that saying it is preferred to enter them in as expenses instead of as other items, or that we should do both?
One or the other, as Alan_Brown said. The problem with entering them in the Other Item section of the reconcile is that they show up as transfers in the finances instead of expenses. It is much easier to find/review them if all your expenses just showed up in the view/update expenses screen. For that to happen, you much enter them as Expenses and check the "not a check" option.
As an aside, the Other Item section does serve one important purpose - it is the only location in MLS that you can enter credits, whether they be from returned items, voided checks from a previous year, etc.