Posts By Carter

Just saw a doctor about my knee... Looks like I tore the miniscus back in the fall with a small tear and over worked it this spring on some road races and made a small tear into a big tear. MRI next week I hope (they should call me early next week to schedule it) and then surgery. Overall knees are good with no spurs or arthritis. Just need to fix this so I can get back outside and working out again.

It's a new month and I'm going to make a point this March to use cash more often. First thing is to check my emergency cash stash at home. I try and keep $2000 at home for such emergencies. We live in an area where we can get ice storms and have the power out in our surrounding area for a week. No power, no internet, no atm and no debit cards. So having that cash on hand for emergencies is key. That and paying the cleaning service when we forget to have money on hand. That's fine, but I want to start making a point to use cash at stores. I'll start with $200 in my wallet and start…

Welcome to the world of LLC's! A Limited Liability Corporation really does nothing more than put an extra layer between you and your tenants, it gives you an air of professionalism even if there isn't any (joking), and lastly a layer of privacy on items when looked up. That's really it. There is a lot of upside to it, and very little down side. There are no taxes to file when you use a single member LLC, everything flows to your personals, so nothing extra with the IRS that you wouldn't normally do now. So stop worrying about that. Repeat: There are no special filings or paperwork with the IRS It seems that's usually everyone's biggest concern, but a single…

Sadly that didn't take long. What was going to be slightly windy, so I battened everything down, went to down right blustery. I think I even saw Mary Poppins go flying by... It's a goner. Right now I'm sitting half in my driveway and half in my garage trying to finish a batch of syrup. Getting late and my motivation is waining. Maybe spark it up and finish it tomorrow morning. Not exactly sure what this means for the rest of the season but I really need to make a permanent structure.

I've taken the next couple steps to digital privacy, with the first being getting my PO Box and having my LLC directed there along with applying for a Business Credit Card. I unfroze my credit for a day so I could apply, signed up for Chase Ink Business. This card in particular because they do not report to your personal credit. So now I can make the lions share of my personal purchases go away, all-the-while building up my business credit so I can eventually make home purchases through the company and not personally. Read up on: How to Form an LLC The application process was quick and easy and I immediately received an approval and a $16,000 credit limit,…

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