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Need an App Recommendation

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Hello BAD Community,

As work gets more busy, and pulls me outside of my home office more and more, I need your wisdom! I am looking for an app to track business expense on my phone. I don’t want it tied to my bank accounts. I just want something that breaks down business expenses by category and can track and total them throughout the year.

Does that make sense? I just want to be able to enter the number of miles I drove for a work engagement. Or the cost of a meal out, lodging, etc. It should track the individual entries, and then when it’s time to file taxes next year, just give me a break down of totals by category for entry on my tax forms.

Anyone use or know of any apps like this? I would love your recommendations. Just want something simple.

If you swear by any small business related apps at all, I would love to hear about them. I am definitely looking to simplify my record keeping.


And there goes the EF…

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I mentioned in one of my recent posts that I had to travel a good deal last week. Little could I have predicted what that would lead too.

As I returned home last Sunday, I was involved in a wreck, rear ending the car in front of me. I left the scene questioning God as to why me?

Tow hitches, even when barely hit, cause a lot of damage!

Not 10 miles down the road, I encountered the devastation of the tornadoes that ran rampant through Alabama. If I had not had that wreck, I would most certainly have been in the middle of the storm that killed so many.

This was an airport just a few minutes before I drove up.

As it was my 5 hour trip home, took me 8 hours due to downed power lines, jet fuel on the highway closing it down and having to feel my way through the back roads. But I am grateful. So many people lost everything, even their lives and their loved ones during these storms.

While I was out of town, I was notified that my Grandmother had been admitted to the hospital. So I stopped at the hospital on my way home from my trip and ended up spending a couple of nights there with her. She is fine, back home now. But it was a scary time.

It has been a tough week. I even gave myself a mental health day on Wednesday just to catch up on my sleep and de-stress a bit. I am so glad it is Friday and I have no big plans this weekend. And then I realized that we lose an hour of sleep this weekend as the time changes. Come on!

I hope your week has been better than mine. But through all of this, I am grateful for full coverage insurance on my car, an EF to cover my deductible and kids who are responsible enough to handle things at home when I have to be away.

I promise to get on top of my finance review and plan next week!