I am with Herler on this one guys... Ok so it is safe to say you will KEEP 50% of your earnings due to taxes, overhead, expenses, etc. So you work up north, 6 months of mowing.... You service 10 days a day, $50 per yard, that's $500 a day (gross). You work 5 days a week, total of $2500 weekly (gross). Your total YEARLY income is $60,000 (gross) which is $30,000 (net). Just curious how you could raise a family, pay your bills, and grow a business on $30,000 a year. You actually qualify for welfare on that salary (household income). Also lets talk about this "neglect your family" for a second. Most women today work full time, a lot have children. Perhaps we would live better if I sent my wife to work, but I work twice as hard so she doesn't have to. She can be home with our children. Yes I am exhausted, but if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't change a thing. And that is HONOR - not neglect.