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This time of year, taxpayers across America are scrambling to put together their last year’s mileage records. First you’ve got to total up how many miles you drove for your trade or business. Then you’ve got to add up all the costs of operating your vehicle — depreciation, interest or lease payments, gasoline, maintenance and repairs, registration, and even your satellite radio bill. Then you’ll multiply those expenses by your “business use percentage” to calculate your actual deduction. (Are we having fun yet?) Alternatively, you can just take the IRS standard mileage allowance, which stands at 57.5 cents per mile
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007 for a Day

Who hasn’t wanted to be a spy at some point or another? Boys see their first James Bond movie, and they don’t want to be like 007 — they want to be 007. Girls learn how Mata Hari put her charms to work as a lethal double agent and think they can show the boys a thing or two. But sooner or later, most of us abandon that dream. And sadly, those job aptitude tests your high school guidance counselor makes you take rarely recommend “International Man of Mystery” as a career path. But now, you’ve got the chance to
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Crossing the Finnish Line

You know that sinking feeling. You’re driving down the road, minding your own business, when you see a cop’s “cherries and berries” flashing in your mirror. Then you look down at your speedometer, and realize he’s gunning for you. Sure, it’s a bummer. But it’s not that big a deal. The cop checks your license, registration, and proof of insurance. He runs your name through the computer to make sure there aren’t any outstanding warrants. Then he sends you on your way, a few bucks lighter and a few miles per hour slower. Well, they do things a little differently
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Why You Need To DECIDE

This excerpt is from book DECIDE: The Ultimate Success Trigger, by Author Jim Palmer, Your Dream Business Coach Deciding and moving forward, and taking corrective action if necessary, is one of the main traits that separate ordinary entrepreneurs from highly successful entrepreneurs. Deciding is the one thing that can trigger success like nothing else. Confidence comes from success, and success comes from moving forward. And moving forward faster comes from the ability (and confidence) to make fast decisions and implement them. As you read my blog posts, books, and watch Newsletter Guru TV and listen to Stick Like Glue Radio,
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Head Trash Will Hold You Back

This excerpt is from book DECIDE: The Ultimate Success Trigger, by Author Jim Palmer, Your Dream Business Coach Head trash is real, and left unchecked, it can be a real business crippler… or killer. The remedy is the same as if your kitchen trashcan were overflowing with garbage and “smelling up the joint.” The solution? Easy, take out the trash! Because the problem of Head Trash is pretty pervasive among entrepreneurs, I asked members of my Dream Business Mastermind to take a few minutes and share their stories of Head Trash so you will know that you are not alone
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Highly Successful Entrepreneurs DECIDE

This excerpt is from book DECIDE: The Ultimate Success Trigger, by Author Jim Palmer, Your Dream Business Coach When a decision needs to be made, you essentially have three options: “yes,” “no,” or “I’ll think about it.” The last option leads directly to Squishyville. As an entrepreneur, your ability to get more comfortable accepting and managing risk and making faster decisions will help you grow a more profitable business in less time. Highly successful entrepreneurs have an uncanny ability to see opportunity, assess a situation, quickly and deliberately consider the pros and cons, and then DECIDE and move on. They make
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The Importance of Mindset

This excerpt is from book DECIDE: The Ultimate Success Trigger, by Author Jim Palmer, Your Dream Business Coach Mindset does play an important role in your success, so I want to touch on it and the importance of how your beliefs will shape your success. Without a doubt, your results are the product of your thoughts, and your thoughts drive your action or, in some cases, your inaction. As my personal mindset coach, Melanie Benson Strick has taught me invaluable lessons about mindset, so I’ll take a moment here to include her thoughts on mindset: First, let’s define mindset as
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Well Kept Wallet with Diane Gardner

Diane Gardner, Your TaxCoach, was just featured on the podcast Well Kept Wallet with Deacon Hayes. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN On this podcast Diane and Deacon talk about: What a Tax Coach is and how one can help you to maximize your deductions and therefore maximize your profit.  Why selecting a tax professional is like dating and the attributes you should be looking for to land the right one.  The main ways entrepreneurs overpay on their taxes, including writing their businesses under the wrong entity type, and how to mend it to start saving money. and more…
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You Taxin’ Me?

Actor Robert DeNiro has played some of the most compelling characters in movie history: the schizophrenic ex-marine Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, the young mob boss Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, the Chicago bootlegger Al Capone in The Untouchables, the “gentleman” gangster Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas, and the shrewd bookmaker “Ace” Rothstein in Casino. He’s accumulated seven Oscar nominations for his work (including two wins), along with nine Golden Globe nods (two wins), dozens of other awards, and even a star turn as Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club Man of the Year. But DeNiro is more than just an
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