How did you keep track of income and expenses when you first started out?

by momnosleep. Posted on Sep 10, 2020    1    3

My husband has been doing his line of work for about 15 years, long before he met me. However, since he now has me and our kids, he wants to legitimize his business. I am just curious if something like quickbooks is necessary off the bat or are there free alternatives or a spreadsheet I could follow to help him keep track of everything.

If this isn't the right place to post any direction would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance.


CaptainTime 1

Wave accounting is a free online program that is very easy to use. I have used it to manage my income and expenses for my business for years.

bbqyak 1

Excel. Tried and trued.

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  momnosleep 1

Lmao stop it! No, when he was single he didn't need much of an income so he would do jobs priced under 500 which is what one can make without a license in CA. But with a wife and two kids, and me not wanting to work anymore, he's going to need a paper trail for taxes and money coming and going or what have you.