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Hard work = new toys

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnperfections, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. lawnperfections

    lawnperfections LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    After busting you a$$ to make a good living what have you rewarded your self with. Well, I just reward myself with a new Honda WB but I rewarded my wife with the attached. The best part was that it was cash purchase.

    having problem getting pic to post

  2. lawnperfections

    lawnperfections LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    another try

  3. skipwatson

    skipwatson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Very nice! :D
  4. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    To infinity and beyond!!!!!!!:D

  5. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961


    Did you say "cash purchase"?

  6. lawnperfections

    lawnperfections LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Yes, cash. It was very hard to write that check, especially when I know I will never get to drive it. This part-time thing has really helped a lot.

    I started this business last year to pay off all my debt (20k+). Last year on New Years Eve I became debt free (except for the house, only 79k left). I promised myself that I would neve ever borrow money again. WE got on a written monthly budget and the car is the results of smart money management. Along with maxed IRA's and ROTH's. Now its time for getting that house paid off. I drive a 88 Ford Ranger X-cab, its ok, but in 2 or 3 years I will get my reward.
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Looks sweet! Lucky wife!!

    Now you better start saving up for that 2004 F-350 before your wife's SUV has to pull your trailer around for you!


    Your right though, it feels good to not owe much or none. Its simple to make a good budget and you'd be amazed how fast the money really does add up, once you get used to it not being there. Every year I get a raise and I take half of it and put it straight into my mutual funds every month (on top of the normal lump sum deposit monthly). I figured I was living before without it, so why not pretend I only got half of it in the first place.

    Its what worked for me.
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    WOW!! , looks sharp, No pullin' trailers with that!
    You should have got the viper in the background too!
  9. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    that's excellent lawnperfections,i let the debt add up little over 30 k on cards,it took the better part of 3 yearsbut the cards are gone + payed extra 25 k to house principle,you got to budget.I'm driving a 90 chevy k1500, 200,000 miles. When she kicks it whatever i have for cash will buy my next truck. I don't think i'll ever borrow money again.Good luck, did you say part time?

    Mike Wall
  10. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Ok whats the secret? You dealing drugs on the side? Just kidding. Great you guys got the debt not only down but gone. I too am getting it down, or at least trying. Lend me your secrets so I can join the DEBT FREE club! Once I'm debt free I'll be able to buy you a beer..hehehe

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