Tag Archive: checkbook

Dec 05

Budgeting on a variable income

There have only been a few rare periods in my life when I’ve had an absolutely steady reliable paycheck for more than a month or two at a time.  Instead, I’ve always had a variable income – often because I was using a day job to supplement my artistic endeavors, so my hours would fluctuate, …

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Sep 18

Money and Cinnamon

I found the issue in my checkbook!  All by myself!  I feel really proud of myself for sticking it out and coming at it in a systematic way, rather than getting flustered and overwhelmed.  I just kept chipping away at it, finding small errors…then finding a big error…and finally matching the bank.  What a relief!

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Sep 16

Finding peace in the chaos

Having declared my willingness to look at financial issues in my life, once again tonight I seem to be face to face with it.

Tonight I sat down to reconcile my checkbook and then pay my bills (after the credit card scare yesterday, I want those puppies taken care of!)

I’d like to think of …

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May 12

Money, Music, and Men

Let’s just call a spade a spade.  There are a lot of things I’m good at, but dealing with my finances is not yet one of them.  I fantasize about the day when it will become less stressful, but today…well, not so much.

I’m not sure how this month got away from me, but when …

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Apr 04

The miracle of having friends in the know

Today I was reviewing my invoices from January through March to see what was still outstanding. My QuickBooks has a funky *ahem* feature that doesn’t allow me to manually record payments against invoices.  It only allows them to record properly if it figures it out – sort of like a precocious three-year-old who is convinced …

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