Posts Tagged ‘work’

Starting a Successful Seasonal Tax Preparation Business

Readers of this blog are always looking for a side hustle. Seasonal tax preparation is a perfect fit for many early retirees. A small tax preparation business allows for an earlier retirement as the side income can easily be enough to live on for even a modestly frugal person. Another large reader demographic involves the…

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Living Between Mr Money Mustache and Tim Ferriss

Modern technology and automation is making our lives easier every day. Virtually every task humans do is also done faster, cheaper, better by some automatic process with a silicon chip inside it. These automation processes started showing up a few centuries ago and started changing human life in fundamental ways in the last 100 years.…

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Dealing with Jealous People

Readers of this blog are committed to financial discipline. They save a large portion of their money and invest it wisely in index funds and real estate. Whatever is left after investing they consider spending . . . maybe. Before long the value of the index funds grow significantly and the investment properties gain more…

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Take a Selective Vacation to Maximize Productivity

The past year has been the most brutal of my career. What started out as a good idea has cascaded into a challenge I am still working the details out on. Challenges excite me, but this one showed up unannounced. Back in the day when I was building my practice I didn’t work that many…

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Priming the Pump

When I was a young boy growing up on the family farm we had three sections to the farm: the homestead, Newhouse place, and “up by the other place”. Yeah, we really called it “up by the other place”. We were sophisticated hillbillies, I tell ya. Up by the other place there was a well…

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Small Business Owners: Delegating for Massive Profits

My previous post on delegation had a comment from John McCarthy with the following request for advice: I would be interested in some of the behind the scenes (nitty-gritty) detail of the things you are now delegating. Like you, I am running a tax preparation firm. For the past 15 years it has been a…

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Learning to Delegate

There is a sickness spreading in the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community. This sickness threatens to topple the best laid plans of intelligent young men and women everywhere. The mentality is that you must do everything yourself to save a dollar and reach your FI goal as soon as possible. Except this DIY mantra…

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