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April 2nd, 2011 at 07:33 pm

Hi!

Yes, it's been a couple of years since I last checked in. Sorry about that. I've still been reading your blogs and commenting when I can.

Since my last post, I haven't worked full-time. I've been looking, applying and occasionally interviewing, but nothing has come through. I am very lucky to have SO, because he has pulled us through. Unfortunately he was laid off again a week ago, and is scrambling to try to find something new. Fortunately he has marketable skills!

We bought a house over a year ago and adopted another cat. Living in our own home (with a garden!!) is so fantastic. I can't wait for spring so I can plant again.

An elderly family member passed away and left me a bit of money, which I've used to pay off my student loans (wheeeeee!!!) and invested in my photography business. I am officially up and running now, all the legal business hoopla done, and trying to launch this thing. I am slightly dreading doing my taxes next year because of it, but I have to hope that it will all pay off in the long run. I won't get studio space until I have consistent paying clientele, so at the moment I drag all my equipment around, but that's ok. I love being a photographer.

I need some sort of small business financial software. Any suggestions?

6 Responses to “hi there!”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    QuickBooks. I've not used it personally, but I know it's popular. Smile

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    HEY!!! Welcome back. Hubby uses Quickbooks as well. Seems straightforward and handles all of his basic business needs. Also makes pulling the tax stuff together easier...

  3. retire@50 Says:

    welcome back - nice to hear from you again

  4. Amber Says:

    Welcome back, and congrats on the new house. I have my fingers crossed that you as well as your SO finds something soon

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good to see you here. Smile

  6. Jerry Says:

    Welcome back, it sounds like an eventful 2 years for you. I have a friend who also has her own photography studio and I am almost positive that she uses one of the computer tax programs for her business... I can't recall which one. As long as you have some insurance that it's a reliable one, it should lead you through the process with no troubles. Good luck!
    Jerry

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