So I’m listening to the audio version of Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, and there is a line in there that hit me like a freight train.
The government always takes its share first…taxes. You’re taxed when you earn. You’re taxed when you spend. You’re taxed when you save. You’re taxed when you die.
That sucks. And we are still in an obscene deficit as a country (and as a state with the highest taxes in the nation, for me)? What the hell? I’ve never looked at it that way, but when you do, the reality of it really blows. At least I have no qualms about utilizing the different ways that we are able to retain some of that, with legitimate business write-offs and expenses. Time to really start making money work for me, instead of me working for money. First step out of the way (read even just the excerpt of Lower Your Taxes-Big Time 2013 : Wealth-building Tax Reduction Secrets from an IRS Insider). Second step, have my own business, also done. Next step: make it work for me even more.
I’m on it.