My Accounting System is Much Better Now

My accounting habits were extremely poor if someone else would have judged them not that long ago, but my system worked for me. It was not until I nearly overdrew my account that I realized that perhaps I really did need to have a better accounting system in place. I had heard a lot of good things about Quickbooks, which is why I wanted to try that program out first. It was very easy to set up, but I did have some questions about it, which is why I called a Quickbooks support phone number for customer service.

I knew how to do the basics, but I was not sure how to do certain things. If I was just putting a paycheck into my account and withdrawing money for rent, utilities, food and other things that we all need to do to survive, it would have been extremely simple to use and I would not have needed any help. However, I am self employed. That means that I do have to still put in my paycheck, but that could be one check every three weeks or it could mean five checks in one day, just depending on the jobs I have and when I get paid.

It also means that I have to keep track of my expenses, otherwise I am going to have a huge tax bill at the end of the year. I need to make sure I keep all of that straight. Before, I just put it all in an envelope and gave it to my accountant at the end of the year, but I decided to go all the way in becoming organized. That is why I needed some help, because I did not want to start any of this off the wrong way. The person I talked with was very helpful, and I have to admit that this way of doing my accounting is a lot better now!