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Account for every cent?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Timbo, Aug 17, 2007.


Do you account for every dime youo make in your records?

  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
  2. No

    15 vote(s)
  1. Timbo

    Timbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Do you account for every single cent you make in your books? If you do, how are you making money?
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I work for it. How else would you make money?
  3. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Messing with the books to manipulate extra cash will bite you in the arss later down the road.:nono: Work for the money and keep it straight.:walking:

    JMHO Eric D
  4. Timbo

    Timbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    I follow the rules also. Sometimes it gets a bit frustrating though.
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    make that check out to C. ash please !!
  6. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    I'm pretty sure according to the law, it has to be close, like a few dollars close. Check with an accountant
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It's one thing if TurboTax won't let me deduct the cost of some things while it allows me to slip something else under the radar...
    I believe this adds out in the long run, so long I play it straight, and I don't go out of my way to find these loopholes.

    Best I can do beyond that is a continuous cost reduction program, always cost reduction, cost of living is included in this, not just company costs. My electric bill is down by 20-40 a month, same with groceries and many other things, all of this helps and adds up.
    Hundreds of dollars can be saved, both in and around the house and on the road.

    Because I have to live within, and really below my means. If I fail to do so, no matter how much I bring in, it's never enough. I've seen it, a guy earning 20g a year crying the blues about if he'd only made more... Come to find out he used to have a really great job earning 100g or so a year, and the most amazing thing was, he had the same farking money problem, never enough.
    Amazing, I thought something has to be wrong, I later learned I was right.
    Because this happens to every single individual who can not live within or below his or her means, that is the problem.

    With that in mind it became easy to see how each case of living beyond, within, and below my means easily adds up to the same end result, either I make ends meet, or I don't, it almost doesn't matter how much I earn.

    The worst part is sucking it up, and looking back at how many years passed by before this inevitable truth finally sunk in. :laugh:
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    My bookkeeper (bonded) accounts for every single penny, and there are several reasons for this. If you cut corners (even a few cents), you probably will have to account for this sooner or later.
  9. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    I account for everything except cash, sometimes that gets misplaced
  10. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    I know an old retired LCO that didn't pay Uncle Sam enough, and he works for the county gov. now. :cry:
    Sometimes you gotta give to receive. :nono:

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