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QuickBooks is a wonderful thing to have whether you're running a business or just keeping track of household income and expenses. Everything can be imported from existing files like email or excel and it's actually quite user friendly.
Getting started is actually quite easy, just follow all the steps listed for you and samples are always available or use the help menu for a quick answer.
You can keep track of all your banking with detail. You can set up a connection between your bank and QuickBooks and have your transactions downloaded in a format of your choice (no manual entering). Once you have set up the initial basic information, QuickBooks can do the rest; you just enter information as it is acquired.
Keep track of everything from income to expenses, banking, taxes, customers, suppliers and so much more. QuickBooks will also generate any report you require from a snapshot of your company to supplier balance detail.
Once you have set up your information, you can access your QuickBooks account online from your Iphone, Ipad or Android so you can still stay on top of everything, even while your away.
I would sincerely recommend this for anyone who needs to file taxes, (which is all of us). You can just send the file to your accountant and everything they need will be there already, no need to carry that huge file of papers.
If you choose to keep you QuickBooks Online, you will be billed at $19 a month, starting at the end of your 30-day trial. I personally think that's a fair price for peace of mind. I can't lose the file because it's online.