Building a Fence to Snare Every Last Scrap of Your Financial Information

What a relief it will be! Soon you'll have a reliable method for holding onto a record of every transaction long enough to get it into the tracking document you'll create in the next section.

Here's a problem that our prehistoric ancestors could relate to. Say you're a shepherd like the one in Figure 1.1. It's getting to be dinner time, you're anxious to get home and put your feet up in front of the fire, and you look over your flock and think, “Am I missing one?”

Figure 1.1. Your great-great-great-great-uncle the shepherd probably worried about losing track of his sheep the way you worry about wayward receipts.

Millions of years later, we get that same sinking feeling ...

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