How to Make Decisions with The Financial Quick Check

This ONE Page Report Saved My Marriage. When we started in business together, money was tight.  Really tight.  And the debt piled up like dirty laundry in a large family.  When I would say to my husband, Hotrod, "We don't have enough money!" he would hear, "You're not good enough. You're not working hard [...]

Does It Matter Who Wins?

I'm not going to share my political views on social media or in this blog.  I would have to write as well as Alexander Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson to make a compelling argument, and I just don't have those writing skills.  :)  It's not that the presidential election is not important.  It's just not my arena. [...]

How to KNOW if You Have a Great Bookkeeper or Accountant!

Sometimes, you need a little help.  Suppose your accounting is a mess.  Maybe you are behind on your taxes, or  just always crunched for cash.  If you could fix it all by yourself, wouldn't you have done that by now?  You may need more information.  You may need a renewed commitment to "get 'er done."  And, [...]

What I Wish I’d Learned Sooner About Money

I graduated at the top of my class with a degree in Business Administration.  I took Accounting 101 and 102 and got "A"s in both.  My professors drilled this into my head:  "Find a good accountant." Alas.  That was a disastrously incomplete  lesson. What I wish I'd learned sooner: My money is my responsibility.  If it's my [...]

Here are Some Helpful Tips for Tax Time

Dreading tax time?  Take a deep breath, and reconsider.  Tax season can be a terrific opportunity to ramp up your business and profitability.  As you assemble your financial information, block out some time to... Clean up the accounting.  Like the back of a service truck, the accounting can get messy.  Extra accounts and rogue transactions.  Work with your bookkeeper and accountant [...]