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QuickBooks Video Training

Posted by taxguru on May 9, 2013

I have always stressed how important good bookkeeping is for making financial decisions, as well as for preparing the most accurate tax returns.  Several years ago, I made a video showing people how to best use the Quicken programs for bookkeeping and tax return preparation purposes. 

I have long  wanted to do a similar one for QuickBooks.  While I have made some short instructional videos and guides for certain QB tasks, the program has far too many features for me to be able to cover everything it can do.  Also, since I don’t use a lot of the features in QB, such as invoicing, inventory and payroll, I don’t feel as qualified to do as good a job on these specific topics as someone who does use them on a daily basis.

I had been unable to recommend a good training video to clients and other readers who wanted to learn how to work with QB.  Every time  I saw an ad for a hands-on live class or seminar on QB, they were always using a two or three year old version of the program instead of the most current one.

That’s why I was glad to learn about a new instructional video series focusing on the QuickBooks 2013 program from a company that has a ton of excellent instructional videos.  This one is broken up into 115 separate videos totaling nine and a half hours. making it easy to just focus on those aspects of QB that you need to use but are unfamiliar with.  At only $99.95, it’s a lot less expensive than most live seminars and much less costly than my time would be to explain these topics one on one.

It’s available on DVD or as a download.  They also have 17 free videos from the course that you can check out to see if it will work for you.


Beginners QuickBooks 2013 Training Videos



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Posted by taxguru on May 9, 2013

From Jay Leno:

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is the guy who told his wife he was going for a hike and then went to Argentina to see his girlfriend. He was exposed as an unethical, lying, cheating weasel. In a stunning comeback, he has been elected to Congress, where he’ll fit right in.


New predictions claim that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by the year 2030. They say the only way to stop it is for government to step in. Oh, yeah, that will work. When it comes to trimming the fat and tightening your belt, who knows better than the U.S. government?


According to Forbes magazine, Al Gore is now worth more than $200 million. This is what Gore meant when he talked about going green.

From Argus Hamilton:

Al Gore was reported Monday to have two hundred million in the bank after he sold Current TV. He’s now as rich as Mitt Romney. Forget Asian Tiger mom techniques, the best way to raise kids to be successful in life is to make them boring, white and unelectable.


Pfizer announced it’ll sell Viagra directly to patients on its company website Monday and send the pills to men via overnight mail. It’s big news. The U.S. Postal Service just announced they are projecting their budget will be in the black for the first time in forty years.


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Lauryn Hill Blames Slavery as She’s Jailed for $500,000 Unpaid Tax Bill –  Idiotic defense idea.


When It Comes to Health-Care Reform, the IRS Rules –  The crap pile called ObamaCare keeps growing by the day.


North Texans Spend Millions On Non-Existent Federal Taxes –  I’ve always wondered about all of the various obscure taxes on utility bills and whether they are legitimate or just a profit center for the utility.


When Will America Burst D.C.’s Bubble? –  I’m not the only one who thinks that DC is really on another planet in an alternate universe.


Pacquiao Takes Fight in Macau, U.S. Federal Income Tax Rate Proves Too High –  How many times do our rulers need to see examples of high tax rates motivating people to move? 


679 people renounced their US citizenship in 1st quarter of year, IRS says –  Extreme tax planning maneuver; but obviously worth it to these people.



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