We need a bookkeeper - Where and how do we find one we trust?
So we've tried and tried and both of us just aren't that interested in doing all the details of the data entry/categorization that comes with keeping up with the books (figuring out why connections break, catching up on past entries that get out of sync, etc.). We enjoy the budgeting part, we don't really have any debt problem (i.e. the only debt left is the house we bought about a year and a half ago, on track to pay it off in 7 years) but we don't like doing the mundane part of the process... I'm at the point of wanting to hire a bookkeeper to do reconciling, making sure everything is in order for our monthly budget committee meeting, data entry on a few side spreadsheets, etc. Where/how do I find one that I can trust?
If you are the author Jordan Peterson, I'd totally love to help you with your YNAB books :) Of course I'm pretty busy with my full time science job, so I probably shouldn't, but I'm too good at saying yes.
I would think here on the forums or the YNAB reddit community you might find another YNAB budget nerd who has more time on their hands than I. Or maybe someone on here would want to ask a bright teenager who they want to teach to budget by helping someone else with theirs?
Heh I'm not familiar with the author, but when I showed my husband this post last night he was. I showed him because I was like, hello, is this my dream job?? Isn't this like half the people here's dream job? Haha to mess with a new YNAB budget when mine gets too boring. For $$$!!! To put back into MY ynab budget! Everybody wins!
Haha! You all are too funny! Now I wish I was Jordan B. Peterson. But alas I'm Jordan C. Peterson. On a side note, I've got some pretty good stories about getting mixed up with him, from a podcast that went kind of nuts in downloads when I started it, to the CEO of Whole Foods introducing me to some of his friends (he knew I wasn't the real deal, but it didn't stop him from having a bit of fun with it).
But back to the topic at hand. I am serious about finding someone trustworthy and can do this for me on a monthly basis. I'd pay the right person $250+ a month initially to get caught up with my mess!