What’s in Your Check Number Field?

I bet you already know that QuickBooks for Mac records most of the bills you enter and pay as “checks,” regardless of whether we’re actually writing out checks, paying a contractor with PayPal, whipping out your debit card, or forking over a fistful … [Read more...]

10 tips for a cash flow crisis

Sometimes, even when you’ve done everything possible to be a good cash manager, you run into a problem.  There are steps you can take to skillfully weather your cash crisis. Determine the cause of the problem – If it’s just a timing issue, you … [Read more...]

Online banking: Setting up Direct Connect

Direct Connect is awesome. Once you set it up, you can just automatically download your bank transaction into QuickBooks. Two important things you need to know before you start Not all financial institutions support Direct Connect for QuickBooks … [Read more...]

Ask Addy: Printing checks FAQs

Printing is the fastest way to give Addy an Addy-tude. If it's not the arm and a leg I'm spending on printer cartridges (it'd be cheaper to buy a new printer!), it's the paper jams or the blinking light that's obviously something important but dang … [Read more...]

Reconciliation trouble? Clues are in your bank statements

So, you’ve done everything I talked about in Reconciliation: Do you match? to reconcile your accounts. Everything went right, and you’re in good shape. Yep, nothing else to do here. Well, maybe. Reconciling isn’t hard, but it doesn’t always go … [Read more...]

Reconciliation: Do you match?

Reconciling QuickBooks with your bank statement may sound mysterious and scary, but it’s really not. All it means is you check your records in QuickBooks with your bank statements to make sure they match. Here's how that happens: You get your … [Read more...]

Reimbursing yourself for business expenses

Does this sound familiar? You're in your favorite office supply store. You're buying school supplies for your kids and printer cartridges for the printer you use for your business. You put it all on your personal credit card. Then how do you … [Read more...]

Payroll: I want to do it myself

For some of you out there, you might be bummed that QuickBooks for Mac (2012 and earlier) doesn't offer a manual method to process payroll. But there's still a way you can track payroll expenses and liabilities and generate paychecks for your … [Read more...]

QuickBooks checklist: Periodic tasks that make your life easier

You know how if you don't keep up with the housework, things getting out of control and pretty soon you're spending all weekend doing 500 loads of laundry? You may be thinking, "If I'd just taken a few minutes to do the little things, I wouldn't be … [Read more...]

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