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#1 H-D

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 12:01 AM

It seems to me that the month of december is one of the worst times of the year. We not only have Christmas, but also end of the year expences such as taxes and in my case two birthdays to celebrate. Is It just me, or do any of you think this way too?

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 12:10 AM

Actually I enjoy December, except for the shopping. January brings snowmobile season, which is good (I know I'm a minority here), tax season really doesn't hurt as I've always gotten money back. I'm a little depressed about February though, I get a '0' on my birthday, as in 30. Only a few more weeks of invincibility....

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 12:14 AM

OMG 5088, you are about to go out of the "golden Years" Go out and have some fun!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 07:37 AM

Always hate the week between Christmas and New Years. Had a great Christmas and then have to buy fertilizer and supplies before the end of the year to keep from paying too much taxes. Worst part is you have to spend money that isn't there (usually in stored grain that is too cheap to sell at this time). Then on the first week of the new year we work on closing the books of the previous year and getting financial statements in order. Lots of stress and Rolaids over the next 2 weeks but we'll get through it. We always do. Reading the forum always provides a good break in the action.

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 08:24 AM

our property taxes come due in Michigan in December, and I already paid mine, the problem is they are now making it so we have to pay more in the summer every year, as they claim it is a tax shift and the state needs the money earlier, I say it is a tax increase, as I will have only 6 months to come up with that portion of the tax bill instead of 12, and what will happen when the state needs more money because they can't get by on the money we pay in already, I would like to see them cut some programs or something, not just increase taxes
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Posted 26 December 2004 - 09:24 AM

Roger I'll have to agree with you on this. Once December is over it just maens that I am that much closer to going back to the 7-5 job for a couple of months. :( :angry: :( :angry: :( :angry:

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 10:20 AM

It seems to me that the month of december is one of the worst times of the year. We not only have Christmas, but also end of the year expences such as taxes and in my case two birthdays to celebrate. Is It just me, or do any of you think this way too?

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Boy Roger, you sure have hit the nail on the head. Seems like I spend the week before trying to figure out where I stand tax wise & what expenses to pay before or after the end of the year. That combined with a hectic schedule of catering most of the month has taken a lot of joy out of Christmas.

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 11:04 AM

I learned a long time ago that, personally and professionally, this week between Christmas and New Year's sits about 3/8 of an inch away from The Great Abyss.

The best thing I can do for myself is double the distance:
...close the clinic,
...eat plenty of vegetables,
...be careful answering the phone,
...get in a little treadmill time every day,
...refuse to feel any more guilt than I already do,
...don't start anything I can't finish well before going to bed,
...spend plenty of really good, fun, quality time with dear Mrs. RedTed,

...and just ignore everything that'll still be there on January 3rd.

Got nothing to lose for trying.
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and an incurable cancer named Alfie in the left frontal lobe of his brain.

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 02:42 PM

That sounds like good advice but how about moving some of these darned taxes to some other time while we are at it?

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Posted 26 December 2004 - 04:20 PM

That sounds like good advice but how about moving some of these darned taxes to some other time while we are at it?

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HD, Maybe what we should do is to settup a INC. Then we could go to a fiscal year and establish a year's ending more suitable. But then we would only be postponing the inevitable :(

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