Maybe I Should Listen to Myself

My grand plan for today was to discuss the new account I opened up with Scottrade after reaching my $500 savings goal. Plans are great but life has a tendancy to get in the way. Instead of writing a full length, thought provoking, mind gripping article I will be recreating the last four months of financial transactions in my Quickbooks Pro software.

You see my file was corrupted and it causes Quickbooks to crash instead of open. Now I can’t send invoices or bill clients, generate tax reports, or otherwise manage my finances. This shouldn’t be a problem, if I had been keeping regular backups I would be gravy. But I wasn’t, I was stupid. Don’t be stupid, back your stuff up. Almost one year ago I said “Be Prepared, Backup your Data.” I guess I should have listened.

P.S. I am now storing my files on my DropBox account and creating backups to an external drive.


1 ctreit May 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Thanks for reminding me! I backed up my data on an external storing device almost a year ago, but since I upgraded my operating software, I have not been able to connect to my storing device. However, I do have most of my important data on an USB card. I should also sign up on DropBox just to be safe.

2 Ryan May 11, 2010 at 8:02 am

Ouch! I can’t say I’m much better though. I backup my QuickBooks, but to my computer’s hard drive. SO I’m good to go if I lose QB, but not my hard drive. I think I’ll set it up to auto backup to my external hard drive instead… 🙂
.-= Ryan´s last blog ..7 Tips to Help You Make a Major Financial Decision =-.

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