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Balance your checkbook every month

These days, most people don’t balance their checkbooks.  Most people don’t even keep checkbooks anymore.  Big mistake. Benefits of balancing your checkbook Discover bank errors. Identify bank fees. Find your mistakes. Discover undeposited checks that may have gotten lost in the mail.. Discover frauds against your account. Keep track of your bank balance. How to […]

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Your accounting system

Your online business must have an accounting system.  It can be sophisticated, or it can be very simple, but you need one.  Your accounting system will: keep track of critical tax information provide a scorecard of useful information to help you track your performance prevent errors and fraud. If I’ve not persuaded you so far, […]

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How to record vendor payments in GnuCash

This is third in my series of GnuCash purchases videos.  Before you watch this, watch “How to record vendor names in GnuCash” and “How to record vendor bills in GnuCash.” This video shows you how to record vendor payments using open-source GnuCash software:

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How to record vendor bills in GnuCash

This is the second in my series of GnuCash videos explaining how to record purchases.  Before you watch it, view the earlier video, How to record vendor names in GnuCash. This video shows you how to record vendor bills:

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How to record vendor names in GnuCash

Here is another installment in my ongoing series on GnuCash.  This video shows you how to record vendor names in GnuCash:.  You will need to record vendor names in order to record purchases and later payments to vendors (topics to be covered later this week).

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How to record payments collected in GnuCash

In my ongoing series on GnuCash, this video shows you how to record cash payments received after you have billed a customer.  (If you haven’t already done so, first watch the previous video showing how to record sales invoices.)

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How to record sales invoices in GnuCash

Use sales invoices when you wish to bill a customer so that you can receive payment later.  This YouTube video shows you how to record sales invoices using GnuCash:

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How to record customer information in GnuCash

This short video shows you how to record customer information in GnuCash: Please let me know topics that would interest you for future GnuCash videos.

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November 30, 2011 reckoning

Here is the blog you have been waiting for: The monthly reckoning. How much money I lost on this blog so far! Before I begin, let me tell you that I bought Darren Rowse’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, which I am finding very helpful.  There are many aspects to blogging and social […]

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How to record expenses in GnuCash in less than one minute

Yesterday I showed you how to record cash in GnuCash.  The other basic transaction that you need to know is the expense.  Here we go again!  Quick, cheap, and easy: If you pay many expenses to many different companies, or if your business keeps its own cash account, then you will want to take advantage […]

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