Category Archives: Expenses

This category looks at stuff that we spend money on!

Capital Loans: a capital idea or not ideal?

As a business owner, your cashflow may not be well balanced: some days/weeks/months it’s all go, but the next day/week/month cashflow stagnates. The business is there, you have clients, but perhaps your client-base is seasonal in nature. Certainly, in ours summer and winter vacation times are SLOW periods. Restaurants, like many businesses, have such a seasonal nature. So,… Read More »

Airline Credit Cards: Is there really any point?

Having traveled thousands of miles on flights between Asia and Europe, I was stupid not to realize the virtue of air miles. Over the years, I have foregone so many thousands of miles, it’s enough to make me cry all over my credit card statements! Such frequent flyer programs provide regular and long distance flyers with ample bonuses.… Read More »

Wow! Cars ARE expensive…

Well, we bought a new car about 2 years ago. Prior to purchasing the Mazda 323, we were unaware of the total expenses that owning a car would incur. The list is quite long: loan payments taxes repairs oil changes gasoline insurance parking fees … to name just a few. More importantly, we were surprised by the amount… Read More »

Small Loan, Big Returns

If you can get a no fax cash advance, then perhaps you don’t have to turn to a family member. But if you can’t, a family loan is a great thing, indeed. I found this to be true. In fact, my father was kind enough when I was out of college to loan me the grand sum of… Read More »

Hong Kong, Taxes and Us…!

Today’s Issue of Steve Sjuggerud’s DailyWealth Hong Kong Adapts to the Brave New WorldOne of our favorite anecdotes about Hong Kong dates back to 2003, when the S.A.R. was mired in doom and gloom (property prices were down –70% from their highs, people were hysterical about SARS…). That year, taxi drivers went on a strike to ask for…… Read More »