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Organize Your Personal Finances ...In No Time by Debbie Stanley

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Backing Up Financial Data on Your Computer

Exercise. Flossing. Cleaning the gutters. Backing up computer files. All things we know we should do, but often don't.

I can't help you with the first three. (Actually, I could motivate you with gumdisease horror stories courtesy of my friend the dental hygienist, but I won't.) However, backing up computer files becomes especially important when you're tracking your entire financial life electronically, so let's give it a shot.

Why don't we do it?

  • We don't know how.

  • The files are too big for floppy disks.

  • We don't know which file(s) to save.

  • We don't have the necessary equipment or software.

  • We keep forgetting.

You'll need list

  • Disks or rewriteable CDs

  • Software to perform the backup function (either included ...

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