One of the main foundations (pillars) of building a business is the finance.

Cruising around the online world I have met joker123y some blogging friends who are dubious as to whether or not they can organize and control their own bookkeeping.

We Bloggers are adept at learning, so why not take this one step further to enhance your blog business and keep track and trace of your hard earned cash.

This really is not a big deal, so keep it simple (KISS).

A – Accept this is your Accounting System and it does not have to be onerous.

B – Banking, keep a Beady Eye out for all movements on your statement.

C – Carefully Clip Receipts to Bank Statements – Proof of Payments and Proof of Receipt of Payment.

D – Don’t pay out Money online before checking the safety factor.

E – Efficient and Easy Method to keep up to-date.

F – Finance, knowledge of your Income and Expenditure, the building blocks of Business.

G – Get an Easy System Setup.

H – Help is Always Available=F1.

I – Ignorance can Cost.

J – Jokers get burned

K – Killer Fraudsters are out; Keep Your System Updated against Spyware and Malware.

L – Learning and Discipline are essential.

M – Maintenance of Bank Accounts and Filing given structure to makes life easy.

Hey we are not doing the ABC – it is the 123 that we need to get into! Bookkeeping, many are saying how?

Where to start? “Open Office dot Org” This is freeware if you don’t have Microsoft or Lotus SmartSuite.

Plan the Categories for your Tabs. I work with Microsoft Excel, I have worked in Lotus 1-2-3 and have found Spreadsheets work almost identical. Take one step at a time, and in no time at all you will be up and running.

Before doing anything open the Spreadsheet and give the file a name. Do a “Save As”, usually a default name such as “” will open. Alter and name your Spreadsheet, then save it in a folder of your choice such as “Banking”. Please remember to hit the save button every couple of minutes, that way you won’t lose information.

OK back to Categories, We are creating a simple Spreadsheet with five columns. When we open a Spreadsheet, along the top of the table is ABC? (LOL) – down the side cell lines numbered 123?. We will build a Date, Description, Debit, Credit and Total as “Categories”.

On the Top – Cells (ABC)- hover your cursor over the cell “A” on the right hand side of the box, ? symbol shows “click and drag” this will expand the cells to make them larger or smaller.

Keep it simple to start, make a “Description” Tab in Cell “A” of about 25 – 35.

You can use the above method or Right Click in Cell “A”, a drop down menu will appear, go to “Column Width” and type in the size i.e. 35, and click the OK button.

For Cell “B” – “C” and “D” we will be using numbers, repeat the above, I have found the size for the Cell of 12 is sufficient (remember you can adjust at any time). So run your browser over B-C-D, right click, go to “Column Width” and put in the number 12 then click OK.

We want to add a Date field to our Categories before the Description (you can add or delete columns as you need-require). Right Click in “A” Column for the drop down menu, click on “Insert” and another cell “A” will pop up, the previous “A” column, will become “B”.

Now in like manner we can edit the cells, “A” is going to be the date; right click in the box “A” for the drop down menu, select “Format Cells” – the Tab Section is “Number” with a variety of choices, since we wish to have a date, select the style of date and click OK.

(While we are here, there a more tabs available to explore, Right Click in a Cell>Drop Down Menu>Format Cells> “Number” or “Alignment” “Font” “Border” “Fill” and “Protection”.)

“B” = As above right click in the tab “B” select “Format Cells” then “Number” and select “General”.

“C-D+E” Cells are all for currency. Drag your cursor over the three columns this will highlight them, right click for drop down menu “Format Cells” > “Number” > “Currency”. Choose how many decimal places you wish to use and the Currency of your choice. At this point you can also select a minus (-) for credits to reflect in red or black print. Making the Credit Column a minus helps with formulae further down.

You have a spreadsheet basically set up, in line 1 you can input your Headings – Date (A), Description (B), Debit (money coming in) (C); Credit (outgoing cash) (D) and your Balance/Total (E).

Symbols may be used=Automatically Adds; Click in the Empty Cell at the bottom of a column, use this symbol and highlight the numbers above.

If you use a “running” total – For example: in line 2 “Total” in column “E”, you can input your bank balance. Line 3 will reflect your first payment out, so in line 3 column “E” write a simple formulae of =(E2+C3+D3) which will calculate the balance automatically. We did not use the (-) minus sign in the set up for column “D” – formulae will be =(E2+C3-D3). Copy and paste (Ctrl-C on cell with formulae, then highlight column below and Ctrl-V) this saves time. Any hassles, click on F1=Help, we may require a tweak =SUM(E2+C3+D3) or @SUM or we may be required to put “0.00” value in blank cells!

Congratulations you have set up a simple spreadsheet, trust you have enjoyed this first step to the start of basic bookkeeping – keep your head above water!

You play Jokers Wild with a 53-card deck, the regular 52-card deck, plus a joker.

The joker is a wild card, which you can use as any card you want. This increases the chance of getting a winning combination.

On average, the joker appears in about one out of every ten hands, making Jokers wild an exciting game to play.

Keep in Mind the Following Points:

Play the Better Game – There are two versions of the Joker Wild game.

One version returns your bet on a two-pair hand. The Jokers Wild strategy presented below is for the other (better) game that gives back your money if you HAVE a pair of kings or aces.

Always Play Maximum Coins Per Game – As the payout for five coins played is far greater than five times the payout for only one coin.

Play at Machines that Offer a Full Pay Schedule – The full house pay schedule for jokers wild will be a 7 / 5 machine i.e. 7 Coins for full house and 5 for the flush.

Kings or Better Joker Wild Strategy

If the Hand you’re Dealt Contains the Joker: Keep all hands that are three-of-a-kind or higher, except hold four cards to the royal flush, even if it means discarding a paying hand of lower value.

Always remember that you are looking to hold the joker as a part of ANY combination.

Keep any four-card straight flush and a four-card flush if it includes K, A or both.

Keep three cards to a royal flush.

Keep a paying pair of high cards (King, Ace).

Keep any three cards to a straight flush.

Keep any four-card flush without King or Ace.

Keep consecutive four-card straights.

If not dealt any of the above, keep the Joker only.

If you’re dealt a Hand without the Joker:

Keep all paying hands, except hold a four-card royal flush.

Keep any four cards to a straight flush and any three cards to a royal flush.

Keep four cards to any flush.

Keep any pair of 2’s to Queens.

Keep any three cards to a straight flush.

Keep any four-card consecutive straight.

Keep two cards to a royal flush if one of the cards is an Ace or King.

Keep unsuited King and Ace.

Keep King or Ace alone.

Keep two suited royal flush cards lower than King or Ace.

If you don’t hold any of the above, draw five new cards.

Jokers Wild a Fun & Exciting Game

Jokers Wild is a fun and exciting game and is very popular – second only to Jacks-or-Better and Deuces Wild.

By playing with the above strategy, you will not only have fun but increase your chances of success as well.

The Joker will be everywhere this Halloween. “The Dark Knight” gave us a new take on the oldest of the super villains that Batman has faced. The Joker flat “got-his-psycho-on” in the most recent movie with the portrayal by actor Heath Ledger, and the fans loved it. So much so that the new Joker costume is projected to be the number one costume on the streets this Halloween.

No doubt about it, the untimely death of Heath Ledger as well as his new take on the Joker in The Dark Knight has made an impact on the public. Joker costumes are flying off the shelves everywhere.

Ever since the Joker’s birth in Batman #1 he has been a staple in costumes and in the continuing stories of Batman. He is characterized as evil, with a penchant for comedic shtick in his plots and schemes, and dubbed the Clown Prince of Crime. The Joker has been grinning his way into popular culture for several generations now.

There are multiple different stories told in comic books and the movies as to how the Joker came to have his trademark grin, chalky white skin, red mouth and green hair. In one comic version the Joker even alludes to liking the multiple choices for his history, and having told so many different versions he can’t remember the truth now himself.

Even the new portrait of the mad man with the wicked grin has kept some of the tradition in tact. The purple suit with green vest, while not as dapper as some prior Jokers, is still part of the defining quality of the character.

So that’s where you should start when you’re putting your costume together, with a purple suit or at least a purple jacket and green vest. Next you’ll want to add the hair and makeup or a mask.

For your green hair, wigs save time and frustration, especially if you have light or chemically processed hair that might hold the dye. Even temporary colors can stick around longer than you may want. Be sure to read the label if you choose the dye.

Another decision you’ll have to make is between a mask and makeup. Masks make the application of the face not only simple to wear but simple to remove if needed. If you opt for the makeup, you can also pick up latex scars to help the image along if you are doing the new Joker. If you are doing other versions, you’ll just need to pick-up a makeup kit.

Remember, no matter which Joker is your favorite a costume should be available if you shop early. You can be the creepy, evil clown from the Batman comics and animated series. He was the slender, agile escape artist that kept returning again and again to challenge the hero. Or you could be the dapper and foppish, cowardly fool from the sitcom who couldn’t fight his way out of a paper sack. Or now, you could be the new Dark Knight, psycho version of the Joker that Heath Ledger popularized. It would be the easiest of the Joker costumes to find, for sure.

If you have several parties to attend this season, you could do them all in a series, in order of appearance. Amuse your friends, family and yourself with a trick worthy of the Joker. Think of it as your homage to the Pasty Pillar of Perversity!


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