When I started working a lot, I realized that it was almost impossible for me to figure out how much I was bringing in and how much I was spending. After guessing for awhile, it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to work with an accountant. However, I was a little unprepared for how big of a mess my financial situation really was. After meeting with an accountant, I realized that I needed to make some real changes in order to get back on track. I worked with my accountant to make positive changes, and it made all the difference in the world.