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Under 20 19 10.56%
21-30 49 27.22%
31-40 34 18.89%
41-50 38 21.11%
Over 50 40 22.22%
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:14 AM
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I am 57 and hope and have too keep going. I have a mowing friend that is 73. I still run over 40000 a year before expenses.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:16 AM
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I figured OP must be kind of young.
Life ends at 50 in the view of some folks. Fifty is the number of working years, not age.
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Im 29 still going strong. Minus this spare tire that has been following me around this winter.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:01 PM
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Life ends at 50 in the view of some folks. Fifty is the number of working years, not age.
I can see myself actively working this business well into my 70's....if I don't find something else more lucrative and enjoyable....before then. Would love to retire @ 50.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:05 PM
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I am 57 and hope and have too keep going. I have a mowing friend that is 73. I still run over 40000 a year before expenses.
Are you solo and full time?
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By the way, that's excellent. The body is starting to wear down at our age (I am 56 and feel the effects of a long cold winter).
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:56 AM
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I am 57 and hope and have too keep going. I have a mowing friend that is 73. I still run over 40000 a year before expenses.
I did lots better than this running at 71 last season.

However, the further one goes, the behind-er one gets. Most of the revenue from all the work of mowing, trimming, cleanup, etc is going to pay taxes. One can get pretty disgusted when working 12 hour days in hot weather, or shorter days is freezing weather, doing machine repairs, knowing the income is just going to pay taxes.

For those who are in their 20s, and 30s, and looking forward to be mowing into their 60s and 70s, ... take another look. Taxes are not much of a motivation.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:57 AM
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I did lots better than this running at 71 last season.

However, the further one goes, the behind-er one gets. Most of the revenue from all the work of mowing, trimming, cleanup, etc is going to pay taxes. One can get pretty disgusted when working 12 hour days in hot weather, or shorter days is freezing weather, doing machine repairs, knowing the income is just going to pay taxes.

For those who are in their 20s, and 30s, and looking forward to be mowing into their 60s and 70s, ... take another look. Taxes are not much of a motivation.
I will be consulting with a tax planner CPA shortly. Zero point in going past the point of diminishing returns.

My son needs more time with dad...not less. Last few years have been a rolling disaster in this area.
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