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How do you track your business expenses?

Does your team send all receipts to an app like Expensify, or do you track expenses manually perhaps in a spreadsheet? Have company-focused credit cards like Brex and Stripe Corporate Card made it easier to track expenses?

And if your self-employed or doing freelance work, how do you track your expenses outside of a company?

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lanre22's avatar
a month ago

Freelancer here, Currently trying out inflow.finance for my expenses. It seems really promising.

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@maguay (replying to @lanre22 )
a month ago

Nice, what's best about it so far?

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eduardosch's avatar
a month ago

All transactions that I receive from bank (SMS, app notifications, email, etc) I send to Airtable by using Integromat/Zapier.

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @eduardosch )
a month ago

Ohhh that's clever. So you essentially use your bank notifications as the single source of truth, instead of receipts?

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Orthodoxical's avatar
a month ago

I use QuickBooks Online Accountant to complete my company's bookkeeping and manage my personal finances. All my banking and credit card transactions are pulled daily and I can perform budgeting and basic analytics from the reports and dashboards they provide. The best part -- it's free!

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/accountants/training-certification/getting-started/

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VictorLai's avatar
a month ago

QuickBooks Online for freelance using user-defined rules which help to automate categorizing subscription expenses. It doesn't suggest categories for you, unfortunately.
For personal expenses I'm using the Spendee app but it's slow and so manual that's it's a burden. I may try Mint again.

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sunir's avatar
a month ago

Curious how many people are juggling subscription expenses they have to bill through to clients?

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maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @sunir )
a month ago

Same—that, or juggling expenses between multiple ventures that you need to track separately.

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