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Loan Amortization Spreadsheet

A client just asked me if I could make him a tool to calculate a loan… luckily this tool already exists. The nonprofit business counselling organization SCORE has a very nice Excel spreadsheet http://www.score.org/downloads/Loan%20Amortization%20Schedule.xls If you don’t have Excel, you … Continue reading

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IRS Free File: It’s fast. It’s safe. It’s free.

Join the 30 million Americans who already have saved money by using IRS Free File, the free way to electronically prepare and e-file your federal tax return. Free File does the hard work for you with brand-name software or online … Continue reading

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Update your AVG!

If you haven’t updated your free AVG, go here and do it now. Now!

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Improve your recordkeeping & IRS compliance

The Internal Revenue Service will hold a phone seminar about recordkeeping for small businesses, sole proprietorships, and exempt organizations on Dec. 1. See here for more information. (I know, you’re really excited!)

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First Citizens National Bank: Good folks, good business

I’ve banked with First Citizens National Bank most of my life, starting with the savings account my grandfather established a couple days after I was born. Now that I’m a QuickBooks consultant, I get to see the wide range of … Continue reading

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Love a Local Business: Intuit grants!

Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks and Quicken, is offering small business grants. Small business owners should sign up and then let their customers know to vote for them. Win a small business grant worth $30,000! Votes from business owners and … Continue reading

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Bookstore request

In this post about the origin of the name “Ridgerunner Consulting,” I posted a link to the book’s amazon.com page. I got an email yesterday from Kevin Coolidge, owner of From My Shelf bookstore in Wellsboro Heidi I found your … Continue reading

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Free rice!

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I beg you!

Please don’t buy a Vista computer yet. I got to play with a brand new Toshiba Satellite with an Intel Core processor and 1gb of RAM this week. It was pokey. In addition, Vista was annoying as this Mac commercial … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the fish tank.

Nice list of things in your house that should have surge protectors at minimum by the folks at the surge protector/battery back up company APC. APC – Are You Protected? Common devices in the home typically at risk

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