Archive for September, 2013

Jokes: Marriage means commitment – so does insanity

Filed in Jokes by on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Jokes: Marriage means commitment – so does insanity

          I married Miss Right. I didn’t know her first name was Always.         The three marriage rings: Engagement ring     Wedding ring     Suffer-ring         My kids asked how long I would be gone. I said, “The whole time.”       […]

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Jokes: Death to fanatics!

Filed in Jokes by on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jokes: Death to fanatics!

          If you can’t read this, you’re illiterate.         Sarcasm is one of my services.           I’ll try to be nicer if you try to be smarter.         For many more of these, please see the excellent Great One Liners book, […]

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Type faster and more accurately, Autocorrect

Type faster and more accurately, Autocorrect

You can easily type much faster and more accurately with the built in Office autocorrect. I use Office 2007, but this owrks about the same in all other Office versions. It automatically expands any abbreviation you like into the full text. For example, you can type hvr and get “however,” while typing plsq can give […]

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Save time with Bit.ly, My address

Filed in Computer, Integrate, Software by on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Save time with Bit.ly, My address

Do you use the free bit.ly service to shorten web addresses? Here is the link to my Mike Block CPA contact page:           http://www.blocktax.com/contact.php However, when you click on the larger map, the link goes WAY off the page: https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=830+Northeast+18th+Street,+Fort+Lauderdale,+FL+33305&aq=0&oq=830+NE+18th+Street+Fort+Lauderdale,+FL+33305&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=49.176833,78.046875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=830+NE+18th+St,+Fort+Lauderdale,+Florida+33305&t=m&z=14&ll=26.151134,-80.134831 Links like this also often do not work if used in blog posts. However, type […]

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NUTS to Google, QuickBooks Xero Blog

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
NUTS to Google, QuickBooks Xero Blog

NUTS to Google. It seems that Google searches could not understand my QuickBooks > Xero blog name. This meant that I was switching from QuickBooks to Xero, as I have been since May 2011. Therefore, this is now the QuickBooks Xero Blog.

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Xero and Intuit Cheer Mike Block CPA

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Xero and Intuit Cheer Mike Block CPA

I will always treasure this quote from former Intuit CEO, Steve Bennett: Keep raising hell when Intuit does something wrong. I wish Intuit (QuickBooks) CEO Brad Smith remembered that, and this comment that he made, once he took over for Steve:  You’re fantastic Mike. Absolutely fantastic. Brad acts as if he forgot this and many […]

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Brad Smith’s Biggest Mistake

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
Brad Smith’s Biggest Mistake

Soon after Brad wrote me his letter he told me would be CEO. He went from being a QuickBooks assistant to soon being in charge of TurboTax, He then soon became the head of  the QuickBoos division. Unfortunately, for my former friends, Brad made a very big mistake on the day he learned he would […]

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QuickBooks 2014 Bank Feeds, Xero

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
QuickBooks 2014 Bank Feeds, Xero

Three cheers for the new QuickBooks 2014 Bank Feeds and for Charlie Russell’s  excellent detailed article on them. There is a simple reason why Intuit is moving now: COMPETITION = XERO. An Intuit employee admitted this applied to the new CPA practice manager. WOW! That practice manager is from a company that offered it for free and only […]

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Replace your CFO with this app, Xero, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online

Replace your CFO with this app, Xero, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online

Unlike the person who wrote Replace your CFO with this app, I am not seriously suggesting that you replace a part time CFO with this app. Amy Bergey does this very well for many of my clients. However, please look closely at what the app gives you, even if you have no CFO. In fact, […]

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Drake Tax Software – No Contest

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Tax, Savings by on September 18, 2013 0 Comments
Drake Tax Software – No Contest

I recently posted this at the very slow Intuit TaxAlmanac site: I find the recent tax software discussions very uninformed, despite the most incredibly consistent top reviews by: CPA Practice Advisor – Readers’ Choice (around 30 points better than ProSeries), Review of Professional Tax Preparation Systems and Review of Document Storage Systems;  NATP National Association of […]

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