I’d like to thank Free From Broke for passing along news via Twitter that Quickbooks Pro is free after rebate today from Staples. I’m really tempted to pick this up and graduate from Excel for my businesses. The biggest issue I have is that it’s a whopping $160 mail-in rebate. I have never trusted rebates because the “breakage” (hoops they make you jump through in hopes that you’ll disqualify yourself from being eligible) is so high. Still, this is something that I could use and at the price of free, it’s hard not to take advantage.
This brings up an interesting side note. I’ve only been on Twitter a few days now (follow me: https://twitter.com/LazyManAndMoney) and I’ve found tremendous value in the relationships there. I’ve helped Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Workweek find tickets to a sold out show in my neighborhood (I consider SF my neighborhood even though I live about 20 minutes away). It’s networking and creating contacts like this that may be extremely helpful to me down the line.
At the very least, I’m learning a lot and getting great advice on questions I have that aren’t worth a full blog post.