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From our messy desk: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at our Finances

A look at how our Founder and Executive Editor runs the show and keeps the lights on, with help from Quickbooks.
Image credit: Belathee

Image credit: Belathee

This post is sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks.

If I am being transparent with you, which is how I always prefer to be, I love this space: the women involved, the content we produce, the people that I have connected with since it launched  - and I am grateful, beyond grateful for the opportunity. But, this is not all I do. 

Since introducing The Fold I have taken side job after side job to provide for my family and keep the publication afloat. This is my reality, and I have no complaints. But, this often means conference calls while getting ready for my current full-time consulting role and late nights at a crowded, messy desk. 

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Relieved to have multiple desks to report to, depending on the day and the project. Relieved to know that my mileage and expenses are being tracked, since I now have to report these under various accounts. Relieved to have some organization behind-the-financial-scenes of my life, especially when there is little organization happening in the real one. Relieved to know I've achieved my goal of streamlining my finances from various income sources to a place where I can confidently say I know what is being spent, where it was spent and when.

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