Pay yourself first: OWN instead of RENT

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

I have listened to some people passionately express satisfaction with paying monthly rent and gaining the related offset by using it as a business deduction.  An expense.  The ideas that expensing rent is somehow a way to reduce tax burden.  My opinion is simple – Hog Wash. Why would you give money away to someone else each month.  Consider this:  when you own, buy, or purchase there is an interest expense deduction, a depreciation deduction and the best news –...

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8 Tips To Beat the Heat from a Local Guy

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014

Beat the Heat Everyone knows how difficult and miserable the heat of summer can make things.  From getting the yard work done, doing routine maintenance around the house, gardening, playing sports and for those that work out in the heat all day, the summer temperatures make life much different. As a life-long Vegas resident, construction guy and former roofer I know a few tricks to help beat the heat: Acclimate yourself to the heat.  Each year you need to do this and once...

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It’s Hot – Surviving Summer Heat

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014

Image from Las Vegas Summer Heat Most who live in Vegas came from somewhere else with harsher winters and more moderate summers.  As you know, in Vegas, the humidity is typically low and the summer time temperatures can be unbearable.  Temperatures seem to increase each year due to the heat island effect (concrete, asphalt and buildings retaining the day’s heat) and the drought conditions we have been experiencing. Here are some simple reminders to...

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

Image by: Strive & Grind: The drive to become your own boss, own your own business and experience the independence of being a business owner motivates many young and energetic people to become entrepreneurs.  It can be very cool to experience all these things.   The reality is we all answer to someone.   As a business owner and boss it doesn’t take long to figure out that you always answer to your customers.  When things are done...

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Conversation Works – Try It

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Several weeks ago I was sitting in an airport observing many hundreds of people and then the very obvious reality struck that people do not talk to each other. A casual hello may occur as another person would find a seat. “…the last thing we seem to do is talk.” The next step for almost everyone was to get out their smart phone and have a conversation with someone; anyone that is not in the present or anyone else not in the room at that moment in time....

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Planning a Project – KEEP IT REAL

Posted by on May 23, 2014

Others expectations, pressures, and desires can cloud, taint and obscure the reality of project planning.  Once the seeds are planted, it can become increasingly complex and difficult to keep it REAL for Project Managers challenged with meeting the hopes and dreams of those that surround them.  The question is – Can it really be done? Everyone likes to provide information to superiors, customers and peers that they would like to hear; however, providing...

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