Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Exploring New Opportunities

I have branched out. After joining the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce in January, I was invited by a member of that group to try a networking group. Robbie Cox with Nationwide/Dagley Insurance suggested I give the Premier Networking Group a go. We meet every other week at Salerno's in Flower Mound. Do I hear a yum?
One of the greatest things about these two organizations I have joined is meeting people in different industries. So, if you need any recommendations for lawyers, lenders, handymen, painters, car dealers, banks and so on, please let me know. I can put you in touch with highly qualified professionals that can provide you excellent service and save you money at the same time!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

EPA ranks Dallas as "Green City"

In a recent report released by the EPA, Dallas is the 5th best city in nation for the most "green" and Energy Star rated buildings in 2008. What does this mean? Well, Texas businesses have saved $31.7 million in energy dollars. We still have a long way to go to be #1. Los Angeles, CA is more than double that amount at $87.2 million. I think fifth place is OK by me in this situation!
For the full report, visit

Monday, March 2, 2009

Are You Self-Employed?

My mom brought something to my attention yesterday. She asked, "Since you are self-employed, are you taking money out of your check and putting it into Social Security?" My response was, "There's not going to be any money in there anyway so what's the point!?" Point taken. But, she did have a point.
I looked back at my 1099 and there is not anything being taken out. I am required to submit quarterly taxes and I assume the IRS doesn't submit some money to my Social Security account. That would be nice, wouldn't it!?
So, just something to talk to your qualified CPA or accountant about. Maybe I would be better off taking that money and putting it into my own account somewhere...