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QUESTION from Anthony:

I have a question I cannot find the answer to. I get bills in on properties, (Ex. Electric bill). In the training documentation it says only to use the bills feature for things like Home Depot credit accounts.

What will go wrong if I use the Bills feature for all bills that come it. I ask b/c it helps me remember what is due.

Is there a better way to remember bills?

Some are monthly, some are not….Ex. new electric service at a house I am re-habbing. I may only have the service for a couple of months but need to remember to pay it.

I know I can use the memorize bill feature, however this does not give me a rundown of what I need to pay like the bill feature does. As my business gets bigger I may not be able to remember everything that is due.

Thanks, Anthony


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Hello Mike,

I understand your reply of repair versus capital expense so my question must not have been clear... When I buy a house to resell that will need some repairs, these repairs are a capital expense as the property is not in "service". To properly see my cashflow in Investor Books PRO when I do a report, I put these fixup costs as an expense (initially).   I do this under "repairs and maintenance" The fixups will eventually be transfered and recharacterized as a capital expense at a later date thus in the meantime allowing my cashflow report to provide useful information for me as an investor. My question is when do I transfer this to the asset?

Thank you Mike,

Hope that is more clearer-er

Steve   ANSWER:

Great Question Steve! This is probably one of those questions most investors are afraid to ask.

For starters, as an investor and business owner, YOU MUST KEEP YOUR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF YOUR BUSINESS! - No Exceptions! No longer can you borrow your way out of a cash flow problem.

Knowing this up front, you MUST be able to push a button and see a real, true blue, "cash flow" report.

This "Cash Flow" report drives many bookkeepers, accountants, and CPAs BONKERS because they have been trained to keep your books in Ready For Tax Time fashion. Their professionally trained method makes it totally impossible to generate a true "Cash Flow Report."

Keep in mind, the way they do your books is proper for tax time; however, you and I have not been trained in their 5 star bean counting arena.

The simple version is Investor Books PRO makes it simple and easy for investors and business owners.

ALL of your capitalized "expenses" get entered using the

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