I always did very poorly with math in school. I was simply no good at it. I was also lucky enough that I went to school at a time where kids in grade school were not forced to start on pre-algebra, like they are these days. I may not have been allowed to graduate, had that been the case! Now that I am an adult, I really needed some help when it comes to money, though. I had been looking at Quicken 2016 in the store, and I wondered if it would be something easy that I could handle or if I should go back to trying to watch everything by hand myself.
I had a number of ledgers where I tried to budget all my money. I wrote everything down in pencil because I made so many mistakes in both of them so often. I would sit down in a quiet room so that I could concentrate, and I always made sure to have my trusty calculator with me. I would double check my numbers and find that they were wrong. It was driving me crazy. I was very careful, or so I thought, but somehow, I often could not get my balance to match up properly.
Realizing that I needed to do something before I paid a bill incorrectly or applied a check to the wrong account, I finally understood that doing things by myself was not very smart. That is when I started doing a lot of looking around to see what kind of software might help. So many people talked about Quicken and how it had been around for more than a decade. People were saying that it is not something that you need a bookkeeping degree to use. So, I purchased it at my local store, and I found that I was able to start using it that same night easily.