J is for Journal............
We have been self-employed for over twenty years now, and I find the record keeping to be the most monotonous part of the whole business.
The computer has made life so much easier as far as recording everything, but all the paperwork still has to be organized, checked off, and accounted for before it gets input into the computer.
The general ledger and journal are much easier to deal with - I remember many sheets of columned paper that were all written and manually added.
I worked in a bank long before I became self employed, and my expense journals are nothing compared to theirs'.
But by the time I left, computers were beginning to make it easier there too.
Don't know where we would be without them, but it is good to know that if things ever went back to not having them, I could still work with those dreaded journals and ledgers.
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