Here i am running a "successful" business, but this year i seem to be getting killed with exspenses that have nothing to do with my business. How do you determine a successful operation? On paper with by biz overhead, i'm doing pretty good. but don't seem to have extra $$$ flow at all recently due to a number of things. Me, and my wife seem to be in everyones wedding party this year, as well as my 15 month old daughter the flower girl......... I'm dieing here. I added more payments to credit payoff plan, and alot of other "going ons" are draining me. It's going to hurt my biz if i have a tradgedy with the truck, or have to lay out a good amount of money at once. I'm picking up alot of new accounts, and the $$ still finds a way out of my pocket. So i feel good cuz the work is pouring in, but still feel like I'm working for nothing cuz I'm not seeing it. When you determine your costs, do you factor in your living exspences, or working exspences alone? Like groceries, electric bill, ........weddings? work costs............i'm great. This year, life costs...... ouch.