Reading UnBeige Will Make You a Better Person (or your money back)

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Even though it seems like this writer posts way too much instructional, inspirational, or otherwise advice-giving stuff, there’s so much out there that gets passed by, that isn’t worthy of your reading. And it’s a solid fact that this writer hates most of that stuff in the first place. So without further ado, here’s a post about a really great essay that’s instructional, inspirational, and otherwise advice-giving (but sincerely, honestly, very good). It’s part one of Jeffrey Everett’s “I am not a businessman, I am a business, man” and it’s a great read that describes what he went through in going solo and opening his own design firm. At first we were skeptical that we’d read this essay at least three hundred times before. But as we got into it, there you have it, a great, quick little read. Here’s a bit from the section on getting a good accountant:

First off, always pay the tax man and pay him quarterly. When I get paid, I first take a third out and put it in a savings account with a small interest rate. This money is for my taxes. I don’t touch it, I don’t spend it. Yes, it breaks my money-grubbing heart when I have to see most of it gone every three months BUT I do make a small return and I always have more than when I started because everything can be a write off if looked at correctly.