The number 13 – Is it unlucky or lucky?

On Thursday 13th June, I was told that the contract to my current job was finishing at the end of this month. Maybe, the whole thing was a bit too good to be true. You don’t generally find that many jobs, doing something you love, in hours that fit around the school run but the work was amazing while it lasted.

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Going back to being an employee

After almost an 8-year hiatus I have been an employee for just over a year. Over the 8 years, I didn’t completely stop working but I chose to spend more time with my daughters while they were still small, rather than focus on my career. I undertook short-term, ad hoc sub-contracts picking and choosing flexible work that I thought I could fit in between looking after the girls without becoming too exhausted.

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Accounting for Bloggers – free download

February turned into an ‘Accounting for Bloggers’ month on my site. As a blogger, that might be the last thing you want to do. In reality, apart from accountants, who really wants to think about accounts? Still, if you have decided to monetise your blog and it is creeping over the £1,000 mark, you may need to start considering your tax position.

If you missed February’s Accounting for Bloggers month, don’t worry. This post will summarise everything that was covered in the four-part series.

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Accounting for Bloggers – Part 2

The last blog looked at some of the more common allowable expenses.  You can click on this link if you missed it.  In this blog I will look at some of the ways you can record your income and expenses. 

Most people are familiar with spreadsheets and this is possibly the easiest and most cost effective way to do it.  You can use the first page to record the income, the second page for expenses and if you wish, although not necessary, a third page as a summary. 

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Accounting for Bloggers – Part 1

Accounting for bloggers is a four part series starting with a post on allowable expenses.

Whether you have just started blogging or you have been blogging for a while, one of the things that you need to think about is money.  This four part series will look into how you can start getting organised and be prepared for any tax liabilities.

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Quarter 3 Planner – Free download and possibly the last one

It’s that time of the year again when I am planning on how to conqueror the next quarter in the most efficient way. With this in mind, I have created a new planner to cover the next three months. The majority of the next three  months will be the school holidays. It is the first one where I will be in an employed job so this will be interesting. Continue reading “Quarter 3 Planner – Free download and possibly the last one”

My Top 5 Accountants on Instagram

My top five favourite accountants on Instagram all happen to be women. It wasn’t a conscious decision to find just women but it does seem that there are more women out there starting their own business.  Maybe its the social media effect or maybe when you are so into something that is all you see.

Lately, while on Instagram, I’ve been finding quite a few accountants.  My initial thought was how is this even possible?  What kind of picture would you put up? Another P&L account. Maybe lots of numbers. Or Oooh! Look! The balance sheet balances!

However, these accountants are pretty normal and still somehow manage to make accounts look good on Instagram.  Sometimes, I wish I was starting my own accountancy practice now as it seems like a really exciting period to be a woman and become a sole practitioner.  Anyway, here’s my list of the top five (female) accountants that I have found so far:

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