I read so much about becoming wealthy - that only 5% of all contractors are wealthy - the other 95% will still ne SS, will have a minor amount of "money" saved up but really work day to day like an employee and not an owner therefore never looking ahead to the future. Here is my deal - yes I run many hours, 6 days a week. I have a crew of 6 that all work 5 days and two guys that work with me on Saturdays. I think I delegate well but my wife says differently - never home. I run/own and lawn care/landscape maintance company. Everything in b/t we do. I also have a painting company - where we overlap a little due to sweeping and striping parking lots. I keep 1 - 2 guys business with that but I also help when needed. I do all the striping. I also branched to light constructions projects - decks, fencing, even shingling. I have the equipment - I just figure why not make it earn its money instead of sitting in shop. My peoblem is I keep things up. All equipment is fairly new - looking at a new skid - the other has 2500 hours and things are starting to add up for repairs. But to shell out 25K for a new one - I don;t know. But yet it looks good, it'll run awesome and get work done. Just built a new shop 66x88x16. That is on a payment plan cuz I have no money laying around just to throw at that project but I was of paying $1000 / month rent and my payment is now $1100 month to my own building which is mine. All our trucks are 2002 or newer but miles are adding and I think I will keep each truck until 100,000 miles. Right now 3 trucks are in the 75 - 85k range. But that means more money to keep up the image, keep newer trucks going, less downtime, more dependable and still be able to get a fair price for the trucks. But yet that doesn't help my "wealthy" prespective any? All our mowers - I run for a 1000 hours. I have been lucky that I sell each mower privately each year. Seems someone is always looking for a quality mower with a few hours on it. I still money then to update, but I keep the most up-to-date mowers, everything is under warrenty and guys keep them up cuz there new again. But........wealth idea comes into play. We take in alot of money - at least to me. But in the end - sure things are getting paid for and I make a decent wage (Incorpated) but my cash doesn't seem to grow by leaps. I know this is long - but just on my mind lately of what to do differently if anything??