Ok, I have a question, I have been in the green business for about 7 years. for the first five or six years I done it just for a little have fun money so to speak. But now that I am 17, and have decided to do lawn care for a full time career i need to know how to manage the money properly. I work alone, so lets say I make $1,000 in a week. How much should I put in my business account, and how much should I pocket for my paycheck that week? also the payment for the truck, the fuel cost for the equipment, the truck insurance, and my business insurance, and any other bills I'm forgetting to mention which bills should be paid from which money...the business account or my pocket? I also have a question on how much of your income should you let "Uncle Sam" know about if your paid about 80% of the time in cash, but i'll start a new thread on that subject. thanks for any help in advance.