Just Pick One: Choosing a Bookkeeping System

Financial Therapist Bari Tessler Linden offers some pros and cons about popular bookkeeping systems, and reminds us about some of the stumbling blocks we can face when choosing. She believes we can over think the decision and that we often run into emotional issues in the process. Some reminders that apply to any system: important components include tracking and reviewing; nothing is perfect; you can always change your mind; and realize that it will feel uncomfortable because all of our money issues get raised. She reviews Mint.com, Quicken, Quickbooks and Outright. Bottom line: Make a decision and start using it!

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More