Photos and Words of Patrick Calder

I live in Washington, DC with 1 cat named Pixel, 6 cameras, 3 computers, 158 movies, 286 books, and 1 bowling pin. I own the Design Foundry and pretend to be a graphic designer by day.

Please keep in mind that this post is more than 3 years old. Opinions change. Tastes change. Everything changes. I may still agree with or like this, or I may not. But everything is kept up here for archival purposes.

Money, money, money / December 14, 2004

Oh yeah…
I decided to get a copy of Quickbooks.
While I am known among former coworkers as more than a bit obsessed and dare-I-say talented at being organized, it doesn’t seem to be helping much with billing.
Up until now, I have been using Quark to write up estimates and invoices manually. And the bank account is kept track of in Quicken.
But Quicken isn’t built to handle business. It cannot generate invoices. It cannot keep a database of clients. It cannot tell you which invoices haven’t been paid yet. It cannot handle tax issues for you. Quicken is essentially a notebook with a really good calculator.
But Quickbooks actually handles the business aspect and the account maintenance.
And right now, Amazon has an amazing deal on it… ends up being half price.

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