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Mary Girsch-Bock

Mary Girsch-Bock is a former accountant and non-profit development specialist who began her freelance career reviewing software and never stopped. Mary estimates she’s written more than 500 reviews, and her writing has appeared in The CPA Practice Advisor, Law Office Computing,, Albuquerque Business, Legal Assistant Today, and Advisor Websites. When not working on the next article or review, Mary spends time working on her first novel in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where she lives with her family, two dogs, and two birds.

Recent Articles

Zoho Books Review
Zoho Books offers affordability and easy online access. A good entry-level accounting application with two plans available, Zoho is great for sole proprietors and freelancers.
AccountEdge Pro Review
AccountEdge Pro is a scalable, on-premise accounting program that offers all the features a growing business needs, combining the reliability of a desktop application with the option to connect remotely for those that need to perform tasks outside the office.
Sage Business Cloud Accounting Review
Formerly Sage One, Sage Business Cloud Accounting offers anytime, anywhere access, and with two plans available, it’s a perfect fit for sole proprietors and freelancers alike.
Sage 50cloud Accounting Review
Sage 50cloud Accounting is a hybrid accounting application designed to be installed on a desktop or workstation computer, but it also offers remote access using Microsoft Office 365.
Accounting by Wave Review
Wave offers double-entry accounting in an easy-to-use application. Designed for small businesses and freelancers, Wave includes both online payment and payroll applications that integrate with the accounting application.
Kashoo Online Accounting Review
Kashoo is a cloud-based accounting application designed for small businesses. With an easily affordable price tag which covers an unlimited number of users, it is easy to use and includes double entry accounting capability.
FreshBooks Review
FreshBooks is an intuitive application dressed in an easy-to-use interface. Even computer novices will feel comfortable navigating FreshBooks, and the product offers a ton of features usually found in more robust (and more expensive) products.
QuickBooks Review
QuickBooks Online brings the best of its original desktop application into an easy-to-use online accounting application that continues to improve with each version.
GnuCash Review
GnuCash is free, open source software that offers both personal financial management and professional accounting capability.
Xero Review
Xero is an easy-to-use online accounting software that offers a ton of great features and the convenience of a mobile app