Category Archives: Denise's Lightbulb Moments

March 2009

Quiz: How can you tell when it’s a debit and when it’s a credit? Answer: Don’t bother. Use QuickBooks. It uses language like “increase” and “decrease” when you enter liabilities or “payment” and “deposit” in your check register. None of … More…

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February 2009

There’s a saying used to describe the reason people stay in bad relationships: “Bad breath is better than no breath.” Some people think “bad bookkeeping is better than “no bookkeeping” but the truth is no breath and no bookkeeping are … More…

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January 2009

OK, It’s official. I didn’t achieve last year’s New Years’ Resolutions and I’m officially out of time… According to The Rules, that means I am doomed to have to repeat them again. And Again. Until I finally achieve them. However, … More…

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December 2008

Last year I made my Christmas List on a spreadsheet on Excel. No lie. It’s got two pages: One page has everyone’s name on it and places to fill in what I bought for each person & how much it … More…

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November 2008

I FAILED MATH IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was an English major in college. Does that scare you? Bookkeeping is really just organizing–like diagraming a sentence. You just put everything in the right place and QuickBooks does the math. Actually, I … More…

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October 2008

Do you know who owes you how much money? I have a client who used to write out his invoices by hand, and hand them to the customer on the spot. If the customer didn’t pay him right then and … More…

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