Category Archives: Miscellaneous

GnuCash Budget Followup

Here is a followup to a few questions that have come up since my GnuCash Budget post. How much did I spend for this month? I find the Cash Flow report useful for this question. (Reports->Income & Expense->Cash Flow). You … Continue reading

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The further declining value of Turbotax and Quicken

Last year I posted a rant on the declining value of Turbotax and Quicken. I just finished filing my taxes for the 2008 tax year and thought I’d write a quick follow up after sticking to my guns for the … Continue reading

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Better Budgeting with GnuCash

As a fan of tracking my finances electronically, I’ve paid attention to GnuCash for quite a while. In the past, it wasn’t ready for my needs since it didn’t automatically import finances from my bank. That has changed though. I … Continue reading

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Retrieving data from your corrupted hard disk

I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked about lost files. The story goes something like one of these: “Hey, I can’t open a file.” “Hey, the file was there but now it isn’t.” “Hey, I’ve got a file … Continue reading

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Free Tool for Maintenance Tracking

So I got a new vehicle lately. Then I got a new motorcycle too. Traded a van for a Suburban and a CR500 for a CRf450. When I got my new bike, I got a detailed list of all the … Continue reading

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Terminal Spelling

There are a miriad of dictionary tools on the Internet and for desktops. If you want, you can even pull out the dusty dictionary on your shelf. I find myself often wanting to use the dictionary not for a word … Continue reading

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