No long articles this
month, just season's greetings and a few year end
Everyone at NSPG would like to wish you
and yours a
Christmas and Happy New Year.
Christmas Gift Suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
Christmas and the Trades
Here's a little e-book that we have highlighted in the
past that may have a lesson for many
members of the trades. Could it be a fairy tale
that warns against
with the Going Rate?
The Plumber and the Wishing Well
A plumber doesn't have enough
money for his children's Christmas presents. His friend, Tupo, discovers a secret wishing well. The wishing well had broken down
so it can't grant them their Christmas wishes. Tupo tells them they need a plumber to repair it.
When the plumber arrives to do the
job, the little people offer to pay him lots of money
that he could use for his children's presents. He is
very good at fixing broken pipes and leaking taps but
can he repair a wishing well? If he can, everyone,
including his children, are going to get their Christmas
presents and have their best Christmas ever.
We found the e-book
here for a 20% discount.
Do give books - religious or otherwise -
for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful,
and permanently personal. Lenore Hershey
Next to a circus there ain't nothing that
packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
The parent who gets down on the floor to
play with a child on Christmas Day is usually doing a
most remarkable thing -- something seldom repeated
during the rest of the year. These are, after all, busy
parents committed to their work or their success in the
larger society, and they do not have much left-over time
in which to play with their children. Brian
The only blind person at Christmastime is
he who has not Christmas in his heart. Helen
The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is
only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep
sending it to each other.
Bonus Depreciation - Save Before the End of This
Jobs Act of 2010 allows businesses to write-off up to
$500,000 of qualified capital expenditures. Also, businesses that aren't profitable this year can use 100%
Bonus Depreciation on new equipment and carry-forward
the loss to future hopefully profitable years. This
deduction is known as Section 179.
Section 179 your business can deduct the full purchase
price of qualifying equipment for the current tax year
instead of depreciating it over time. The equipment must
be purchased and put into use the current tax year.
can give you a substantial tax savings versus the old
yearly depreciation method.
should mean a substantial boost to your bottom line this
year. To get the deduction for tax year 2011, you have
to make the equipment purchase before then end of the year.
Qualifying Equipment includes: Equipment purchased for
general business use like field equipment, computer hardware and
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