Entrepreneur Series – Lesson 7 – Milking The Business

Before I opened up my own business, I spent over 10 years at a very high level of senior management for a Fortune 500 corporation. While I garnered a ton of personal and professional growth over the years, nothing can still really prepare you 100% for …

Can You Pay 0% Capital Gains Tax?

Most of us have heard through the major media outlets how tax law changes will adversely affect our overall income taxes here in 2013. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that when your expenses consistently exceed your revenue, cost cutting alone won’t improve your bottom line. This means that raising various types of taxes will definitely be one strategy to increase revenue in order to pay off the massive U.S. debt. The American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) of 2012 was passed by Congress on January 1st, 2013 and was only a partial resolution to the fiscal cliff; just wait until fiscal cliff part II which will look more like ‘Hangover Part II’, Mike Tyson tattoo and all. While the ATRA did impose more taxes on the upper end of the scale and raised capital gains taxes on the very upper end of the income brackets, there is a unique opportunity for many Americans to look at their overall portfolio and potentially pay 0% in capital gains tax here…

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Cell Phone Bill

Many of the clients I sit down with tell me how their basic bills continue to rise year over year.   Two of the main monthly costs that keep going up and up for many families …

When Are Companies Going To Learn To Just Shoot Straight?

I’m excited that 2012 is here and consumers are starting to realize that they can win the money battle when they know something is just flat out wrong with a new offering from their provider.    …

2010 Mileage Rates!

As each year changes, so do the deductions we can take every year as it relates to mileage with business, charitable, and medical mileage. I often find that people I …

Top 5 Ways to Help Someone Who Is Unemployed

With the unemployment rate continue to hover above 10%, everyone is feeling a little pinch in the wallet. If you know someone who is currently unemployed, here are some ideas on how you could …

So you wanted to have a child?

Over the last few months, I have noticed an interesting pattern happening among newly married couples. These are the young early 30’s couples who spend their 20’s growing their incomes, dining and entertaining like it was going out of style, and most importantly getting the American Dream (at least in their head) of having a $500,000 home with all of the toppings. These couples seemingly had nothing that could stand in their way of financial success.

Health Insurance- Where are we headed?

There has been a ton of press over the past few months regarding health insurance. Democrats slamming Republicans, and Republicans slamming back Democrats.

I too have a political party. The party of the small business owner. We take all of our cash, put a business plan together, and work 70 to 80 hours per week creating the dream of building something that will live beyond our lifetime. However, with all that has gone on over the past year, where is the small business owner to turn when the policies from Washington, D.C. come to fruition.

10 Ways to Save – Ideas for saving thousands in restauranteur operations costs.

10 Ways to Save

Ideas for saving thousands in operations costs.
QSR tapped the best minds in the business to come up with a realistic list of ways operators could save thousands of dollars in less than one year. There’s no advanced logic or restaurant expertise needed—just a willingness to try new systems or make a few adjustments to existing protocols. From the bathroom to tax forms, QSR found the easiest ways operators can immediately boost the bottom line.

Letter from a Seller about Their Agent Friend – Important

Dear Rhonda: First I want to say thank you for taking the time to help me with a very sticky situation. My wife and I have had a friend for thirty years that got their real estate license after ending another career. And as a result of having this friendship for so long, of course, […]