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Podcast title WBT - Wealth, Business & Taxes
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Description Michael Lodge discusses business, taxes, love, sex, travel, God, politics, but mostly taxes. The other stuff is just for you to tune in. Get ready - let's talk taxes, business and other stuff.
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1. Episode 605 - Put Your Goals Down On Paper
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Description: It is a rainy Friday here in South Carolina, rain is hitting my tin roof and is very relaxing. Today is a good day to put your goals and objectives down on paper in your journal. Accomplishments get done when you write them down and check them off.

2. Episode 604 - Congress Is No Longer Representing Americans
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Description: Congress is no longer working for Americans. Instead they do nothing to protect our borders or create a legal and fair immigration system. They yell and scream about tarrifs but do nothing to solve the problem.

3. Episode 603 - Be Adaptable, You Go Farther
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Description: I have been working with all kinds of companies and industries since 1984. My success is driven by being adaptable and wanting to learn. ADAPTABILITY get you to more places in life.

4. Episode 602 - It Stinks In The Do Nothing Congress
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Description: Dirty politics is being played in Congres, nothing is getting done and the American people are paying taxes but have no representation. Change is coming!

5. Episode 601 - Learn From The Jobs Or Projects You Take On
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Description: School is great, but the jobs you take or the projects you contract with, learn everything you can. This learning process will get to places I. The world you have only dreamed about. Learn everything.

6. Mediate - Before Litigation
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Description: Mediation has a 85% success rate in resolving conflict before having to go to litigation. It is confidential, no one can see your court records because there are none. Keep it confidential, resolve conflict with a mediator.

7. Making A Move Is Tough - But Good
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Description: Back in South Carolina in my studios. I had to make a decision to stay in California or leave. I decided to leave. California has become such a anti business state and a very expensive place to operate. So I had to make that decision to leave.

8. Episode 598 - The Message Of Easter Is To Forgive
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Description: The complicated message of Easter is to forgive. God forgives us. Every single day. Forgiveness is hard for us humans because we are a complicated people, it is a hard process for us to forgive. But we can with gods message on Easter to forgive one more time.

9. Episode 597 - Partners Know Your Role In A Partnership
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Description: People start a business, form a partnership of some form, but forget to clarify the roles of the partners. That creates conflict at some point. Know what your role is. What is your responsibility to the partnership.

10. Episode 596 - I Was Adopted - Not Aborted
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Description: Every so often I do a PodCast called political Tuesday. Designed to talk about the politics that affects business and taxes. Over the past few weeks there has been so much talk about abortion by politicians, so I had to speak out based on my life as an adopted child. I could have been aborted, but i was given a chance to live. Every time a politician talks about the right to abort I am thankful i was given the right to live. Adopted and not aborted.

11. Episode 595 - Change Your Tax Refund Addiction
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Description: Many of you thought your tax refund was a great reward plan at the end of the year. Wrong way of thinking. This tax season has taught many Americans they have to do better at financial and tax planning. Welcome to tough love.

12. Episode 594 - I Don't Know Where My Money Went?
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Description: Almost every single day from January to today, clients say the same thing. "I don't know where my money went" which translates to "I am out of control". Get a financial plan in place. Call me at 888.681.1518. Get it together.

13. Episode 593 - Do Better At 2019 Tax And Personal Finance
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Description: A lot of you were surprised with your 2018 tax return. Times have changed. You have to do better tax and personal finance planning.

14. Episode 592 - Trumps Tax Returns And Dirty Politics
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Description: Americans are getting fed up with dirty politics across this nation. Dems demanding to get to Trumps tax returns through the IRS. This is dangerous business when tax returns are used for political hits on anyone. It is dirty politics filled with lies.

15. Episode 591 - Use Your Tax Refunds Wisely
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Description: You have your money to the government and now your getting back what you over paid. What you get back, use it wisely.

16. Episode 590 - Stop Posting Your Bling On Social Media, The IRS Is Watching
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Description: I have given this talk on social media postings over and over. Your posting evidence that can be used against you in any audit. The IRS has a computer algorithm that pulls these posting from social media sites. Be smart, don't post bling.

17. Episode 589 - Lies To Take Down A President
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Description: The Mueller report is out and we found out that for two years Democrats have lied to us about Russian collusion. The media lied and pushed an agenda to take down a President. Hold these politicians accountable for trying to destroy a nation.

18. Episode 588 - You Are A Business If You Received A 1099-MISC
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Description: If you are an I dependent contractor and receive a 1099-MISC you are a business and should act and operate like a business let's get it together.

19. Episode 587 - No Financial Controls Lead To Failure
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Description: This is so important - get your financial reporting and controls under control. No financial controls leads to failure. Spend some money and get someone to guide you through the process.

20. Episode 586 - Never Invest In A Hurry
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Description: Dont let people push you into an investment. Never invest in a hurry. Do your due diligence.

21. Episode 585 - Democrats Are Chipping Away At Our Freedom Of Speech
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Description: Democrats have decided to attack Americans freedom of speech but encourage only one sided political beliefs. That is called socialism. A danger to our nation.

22. Episode 584 - Your Business Records
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Description: Business owners have got to do better at keeping tract, documenting and recording your records and financial data.

23. Episode 583 - Burn Out? Work It Through
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Description: All of us at some point get a burn out feeling. Most of us know why we are burned out but dont do what needs to get done, instead we complain about our burn out and do nothing. Work it through, address the issues.

24. Episode 582 - There Is A Lot Of Schemes So Do Due Diligence
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Description: There are a lot of financial and real estate schemes out there on the internet. Look at everything being sold as a scheme, do your due diligence. Be a good steward with your money and time.

25. Episode 581 - Debt And Defaults Are Growing And You Need To Do Something
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Description: Debt is growing and there is a rise in defaults. You need to get your debt and personal finances cleaned up. Get your personal budgets created and attack tour debt. Call my office and we can help you put your budget together. 888.681.1518

26. Episode 580 - Trumps Tax Returns - Worthless Democrats
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Description: Democrats again play the political game using Trumps tax returns. There is no law to require any President to publish their tax return. No tax return with give them any information. We will see what he made or loss, and how much taxes he paid or a refund he received. It gives you no detail just net numbers what he is invested in. Democrats are using the returns as a show and a grab for power through stories that are assumptions and lies. By the way, how are your highways and roads? Right, Congress only wants to see Trump's tax returns. Worthless!

27. Episode 579 - Business And Professions Must Document
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Description: If you are filing your individual tax return and you filed a schedule C for business or profession, you are running a business. Documentation of income and expenses are vital. Schedule C is a highly audited form. Document!

28. Episode 578 - Political Tuesdays - Philippines Is Ran By A Dictator
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Description: Since the election of the Philippine Presisent the rule of law has disappeared. A Dictator is in power and the country is a risk.

29. Episode 577 - Run Your Personal Finances Like A Business
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Description: I consult to a lot of businesses on budgeting and finance. We set rules and goals, objectives to meet. The same business model is the same model for your personal finances. Sit down and start putting your budget together and meeting your objectives. Need help? Call us at 888.681.1518

30. Episode 576 - Marketing, Branding, Social Media, Takes Dedication
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Description: Business owners have so much at their finger tips, literally on their cell phones, to help them market and brand their name. It takes dedication bit it works to your advantage. It's work but it is fun at the same time. Get busy and work on your branding.

31. Episode 575 - Your Debt On Bling Impresses No One
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Description: I hate debt. Debt creates a lot of stress and puts up a wall to success. If you have debt on bling to try and impress, you just created debt stupid. You have options to be a good financial steward of your finances. CHANGE!

32. Episode 574 - It's All About Faith
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Description: The word for this Sunday is - Faith

33. Episode 573 - Having A Bad Tax Season? It's Your Fault
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Description: You knew that 2018 was a year for tax changes, new rates that affected everyone I even told you throughout 2018 that you needed to change your W-4, sit down with your tax practitioner and plan out your 2018 tax issues. Did you do it? Nope! Instead you just heard more money and you have become a tax refund addict. Now is the time to go cold Turkey and become responsible for your financial and tax life GET IT TOGETHER!

34. Episode 572 - Lesson Five - Well Rounded Planning
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Description: In your financial planning exercise you have to be well rounded. You have to focus on your financial picture, your spiritual life, family, intellectual, physical, social, and career. They all balance each other out, fail in one and all the others may start to fail. You have to have a well rounded balanced life to keep your goals working.

35. Episode 571 - Presidents Day And Protected By The Constitution
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Description: This nation has had a lot of different types of Presidents. No matter how far to the left or right they were, we have always been protected by the constitution to keep them in check. It is still working today.

36. Episode 570 - Lesson Four - Commitment To Goals
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Description: Setting personal and business goals is a freeway to success. Set your goals inwritteng and be very specific. Need help? Call my office at 888.681 1518

37. Episode 569 - Democrats Pushed Out Amazon And Who Is Next?
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Description: I am not surprised that Amazon ran from New York City, being hated by democratic socialist politicians is a very good reason. Anti business politicians put Americans at risk, who will they attack next. They are more happy to see jobs leave so government takes more control. Americans have got to become more involved in their communities and vote in better people that are pro American and business.

38. Episode 568 - Lesson Three - Student Loan Debt And Options
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Description: College students today are graduating either more student loan debt than ever before. It's estimated that students graduate with an average of $37,172 in student loan debt. $1.4 trillion dollars are owed by Americans on student loan debt. Let's talk about options.

39. Episode 567 - Lesson Two - Identity Theft
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Description: There are a lot if phone scams going on right now, it happens every year during tax time, but now the scammers ha e gotten an extension for all 12 months. When your identity is stolen it take over 600 hours to clean up. Protect your identity.

40. Episode 566 - Lesson One Of Personal Finance
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Description: This is lesson one of personal finance week. This lesson is on budgeting, most important first step of getting control of your finances and start paying down debt. Let's get it done.

41. Episode 565 - Your Debt Is Out Of Control - Let's Talk
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Description: Americans owe $420.22 billion dollars in credit card debt. Credit card debt is up 5% between 2017 and 2018. Then we have student debt, Mortgage debt, auto debt and more. Let's look at what we need to be doing to be good stewards of our finances.

42. Episode 564 - Taking Control Of Your Finances Is A Process
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Description: Taking control of your business or personal finance is your decision to follow a process. It is your decision.

43. Episode 563 - We Make Risky Decisions Everyday In Business
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Description: All if us in business make risky decisions every single day. Some of our decisions are not so good. We made them and we take responsibility for them and we learn to make better decisions and move forward.

44. Episode 562 - Focus On Your Strengths
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Description: I will be the first to admit I am really bad at selling. However, I am really good at my profession as a business consultant. Knowing my weakness I hire really good sales and marketing people to cover my own weakness. Know your strengths and cover your weaknesses.

45. Episode 561 - President Trump - We Will Never Be A Socialist Nation
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Description: Out of his whole speech before Congress, the most i.portant statement the President made - America will never be a socialist nation.

46. Episode 560 - Political Tuesday - Before The State Of The Nation, Let's Talk
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Description: Nothing is normal in Washington DC. They dont think Ethically. They dont put the American people first, they put their politics first. Thus, nothing gets done. We are back to the beginning of this nation where we have taxation without representation. The President put an offer in the table, the Democrats lied to the President and the American people by saying they would negotiate with the President, but they haven't. They lied and broke a promise. An offer is on the table and they refuse to negotiate, instead they play dirty rotten politics. The Democrats are playing the dirtiest firm of politics where we can no longer believe them. They have failed America.

47. Episode 559 - What Happened To The Super Bowl?
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Description: I ate so much chips and sip because nothing was happening at the super bowl. Sorry, one touch down doesnt cut it. And who put on the creapy Burger King commercial? All they had were boring artsy fartsy commercials that were not even entertaining. However, it was good to catch up with friends.

48. Episode 558 - Super Bowl Without Any Politics - Please!
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Description: Come on America. It's Super Bowl Sunday, pure fun and food, no politics. If your going to bring up politics we are going to have to leave the room. Let's really have some fun.

49. Episode 557 - Wealth And Success Is Seen As Evil By Socialist Democrats
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Description: This nation was formed by a group of people trying to escape the over taxation, without representation, in Europe. They came here to build something. Today we have Socialist Democrats that want government controlling every aspect of your life. That is NOT American. You and I work hard everyday trying to build something not to be taken away by government.

50. Episode 556 - The WBT Indiegogo Campaign
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Description: We want to grow our podcast network for business so we have launched a Indiegogo campaint. To participate go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/business-podcasting-to-teach-business/x/16905971#/

51. Episode 555 - Dont Sit Around Dreaming
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Description: Stop sitting around dreaming about what you want to do but never do. My friend Ron was about ready to die and didnt want to leave life, he still had things he wanted to accomplish. He had done a lot in his life, selling real estate in his 70's, inventing things, up to the day he died. But he wasn't done yet. He didnt have dreams, he had plans, and he did them. What about you? WWW.WBTPOD.COM

52. Episode 554 - Stop Reading Motivational Quotes And Build Something
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Description: Motivational quotes have never helped me in building a business. It took hard work and great people that added value.

53. Episode 553 - Arms Length Rule In Dealing With Clients
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Description: We are all sociable people and we love to be with people as friends. However, professionals representing clients have to maintain an arms length rule to remain independent from their clients. Independence is vital. WWW.WBTPOD.COM

54. Episode 552 - Political Tuesday Starting Again By Listener Demand
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Description: Last year I did Political Tuesdays on my PodCast. I made a promise that I would focus on business content for 2019, giving value to my listeners. However, clients have asked that I continue with Political Tuesdays, so here we go. Political Tuesdays are back on per listener request. WWW.WBTPOD.COM

55. Episode 551 - Turn Off The Nonsense And Focus On Your Business
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Description: Washington DC is out if control, dirty politics is being played, the media hypes it up. Turn it off and focus on your business. Political nonsense is worthless. WWW.WBTPOD.COM

56. Episode 550 - Stop Focusing On Getting Rich, Build Something!
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Description: I am tired of watching all these videos on IG and FB from people promoting their get rich schemes. Do your due diligence, make good decisions, dont focus on the fast cash. Anything fast can go out of control. Focus on building something you can be proud of. Wealth co es from hard work and good decisions.

57. Episode 549 - Nancy Pelosi Is A Political Fool
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Description: Pelosi is acting more like a fool and a child every single day she stays un Washington. When a person will not sit down like an adult and negotiate with the President she is a fool. America is not a foolish country, we see and hear what is going down. Political hate is foolish, Nancy is now the poster child for political hate for this nation. Enough. WWW.WBTPOD.COM

58. Episode 548 - Step Out Of Your Box
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Description: In life we get in our little boxes and never step out. It's time to step out of your comfort zone and do something amazing. WWW.WBTPOD.COM WWW.LODGE-CO.COM

59. Episode 547 - Listen Before You Speak
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Description: It is so easy to spin and argue with people. The problem is that we never listen before we speak It is important to learn to listen, ask questions, then speak..

60. Episode 546 - 2019 Business Podcast
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Description: I just got into my office in Burbank, CA. I will be here until May 1 or lo ger, depending on client needs. To book a business tax preparation call 888 681 1518 and speak to Brenndy Gonzalez. If you need business coaching or need to set up a new business call the office.

61. 2019 Business Services Up and Ready
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Description: 2018 we were able to accomplish a lot of items on our list. I know I did. I look forward to 2019 - a year of great accomplishments. www.lodge-co.com

62. Episode 544 - Hello 2019 - Be A Value Based Business
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Description: Happy New Year. Become a business focused on what value you bring to your clients. Be productive in all areas of business.

63. Church Sunday - Time Management, Do It Now!
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Description: "If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done" - Ecclesiastes 11;4. The most important word you can learn is "NO". It is the best practice in time management. If it is worth while for you, "Do It Now".

64. 2019 Business Planning - Get To It!
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Description: If you have not started to plan for 2019 you need to get to it. It is time for you to start laying out plan to improve your business. You should be doing this ever single year. It is a vital aspect of business. We always have to try and enhance our business and serve our clients better. www.lodge-co.com Get my new book "Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard". You can purchase it on www.amazon.com Get it today.

65. Muddy Waters Catch More Fish
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Description: The Chinese have a saying, "Muddy Waters Catch More Fish". The muddy waters don't let you see the real truth in the investment that you may be entering into. I tell everyone all the time, do your due diligence on everything that you are investing into or purchasing. www.lodge-co.com Purchase my new book on www.amazon.com called, "Ethically Speaking, It's Not That Hard".

66. Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard
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Description: I wrote a book called, "Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard". Over the past few years I have been hit with ethical issues in dealing with clients, employees, and business partners. I wrote the book so I could get a lot of ethics issues off my chest and try and teach others what to think about. The book is being sold on www.amazon.com and look for Ethical Thinking, Michael Lodge.

67. Church Sunday - Face Your Fears
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Description: "If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done" - Ecclesiastes 11:4. What is holding you back because you are fearful. Are you now making excuses for your fear? Fear is at the root of all of your indecision. What's your fear and what is your excuse? Lift it up to God your fears. Michael Lodge has a new book that is out on www.amazon.com called, "Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard".

68. If Your Client Is An Idiot - FIRE THEM!
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Description: We all have clients that make us feel uneasy by they way they conduct their business. These individuals are a risk to your business and staff. When you have this type of client remove the risk and fire them. If you keep them you will spend more wasted time and money to support unethical behavior of that client. Fire them. www.wbtpod.com I have a new book out on www.amazon.com called, "Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard". Go to www.wbtpod.com and click on the book picture and it will take you to the Amazon page. Talk with you soon.

69. Call Your Tax Preparer - Here Is Why - Listen Up!
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Description: The new tax laws are changing your personal and business tax returns. I have podcasted this information over the last two days. You have to be pro-active before the end of 2018. Run the numbers on your tax return with your tax preparer, see if there is anything that you can do to resolve some information. Get it done. www.wbtpod.com My new book comes out on www.amazoncom on Saturday. Search on Amazon for Ethicall Thinking, Michael Lodge and you will see the book for Kindle and Hardback. It is a good book, written based on personal and business experience in dealing with ethics. It is a good read. www.wbtpod.com

70. Tax Simplification - Not Simple At All For Businesses
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Description: New tax rules have created a QBI rule, which stands for Qualified Business Income deduction. Some companies are considering changing their business entities because of QBI. This is a discussion you should have with your tax accountant. Also, I have a new book out on Amazon.com called, "Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Difficult". You can also order it by going to www.wbtpod.com

71. Church Sunday - Making Better Decisions
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Description: Everyday we go through the process, and in this process you make decisions. We at time make decisions frivolously. Whether it's about career, marriage, finances, health, children, or the future, there are three principles for making wise decisions. "A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use God's wisdom are safe" - Proverbs 28:26 www.wbtpod.com

72. Strategic Planning For 2019
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Description: Creating a strategic plan involves establishing a strategy your business will follow over the next year. It can be specific to one area of generalized for the business as a whole. And it tell your employees their role in accomplishing the plan for the next year. If you need help contact Michael Lodge at mlodge@lodge-co.com. To set up an appointment call Brenndy at 888.681.1518 Let's get planning.

73. Find A Charity Organization In Your Community On Giving Tuesday
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Description: Giving Tuesday is a very important time in this nation. It is the day that we give to organizations that help your communities. Money and time can be donated to these organizations helping the people in your communities. Get involved on Giving Tuesday. My charity is Home With a Heart that provides free drug and alcohol treatment free of charge to individuals in my community. Get involved in your communities.

74. Church Sunday: Stress Less By What You Think About And Absorb
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Description: You have to reduce the stress in your life by changing what you think about and absorb. Bring in negative thoughts and you become stressed. Watch negative news and your thoughts will turn negative. Let's change that, you have the choice in what you absorb in your daily lives and you can reduce your stress. www.wbtpod.com

75. Thanksgiving Week - Time To Plan
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Description: We are getting close to the year end. Have you planned your focus for 2019? Get your act together. Call my office at 888.681.1518 If you are planning for Thanksgiving dinner, don't forget to ask someone that has no place to go. There are so many people that need some Thanksgiving love.

76. Church Sunday - This Thanksgiving Be Radical In Your Gratitude!
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Description: It is just a few more days before Thanksgiving. Be radical in your thanks. "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" - 1 Thesalonian 5:18 Tell everyone you know how thankful you are for whatever they have done in your life, tell them you love them, be radical is saying thankyou from the heart. www.wbtpod.com

77. Are You Thinking Like An Entrepreneur?
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Description: You need to take a look at your personal and business characteristics and honestly evaluate whether you have the personality traits and physical conditioning necessary to operate the specific business you are wanting to do. Just because someone call you an entrepreneur doesn't mean you are one. It takes work, planning and engagement. If you need business coaching contact my office for an appointment by calling 888.681.1518 and speak to Brenndy to make an appointment. www.lodge-co.com

78. Your Will and Your Business Operations Manuel
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Description: If you own a business you need to have a will in place at all times, to tell people what you want done with your business and who will run it or sell it off. And attached to that will you should have your business operations manuel, that tells everything about your business, your business bank accounts, passwords, online accounts for business and passwords, federal ID number, and everything else. That should be attached to your will. Have everything ready in case you should pass away. Protect those around you. www.lodge-co.com

79. Action Changes Things
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Description: No more political Tuesdasy, I am exhausted from politics and have started a 30 minute rule on atching the news. Join my club. Also I talk about Action Changes Things, puting into action items that will help business, planning for 2019 and ending the 2018. We are only a few days to 2019. Start planning for 2019. www.wbtpod.com www.lodge-co.com

80. Businesses Should Start Their 2019 Planning
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Description: Get a cup of coffee, a table, pen, and start planning your 2019 business plan. www.wbtpod.com

81. Church Sunday - It's Thanksgiving, Be Thankful In Our Prayers
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Description: Thanking God in advance is a very big step of faith. The good book says that when we have the faith to thank God ahead of time for an answer to our prayers, great things happen - miracles happen. Be thankful in our prayers to God, especially at Thanksgiving time. www.wbtpod.com

82. Pre-Marriage Financial Check
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Description: It is important for you who are considering getting married, to do a financial check before you say, "I Do". You need to know where each of you stand financially before you get married, you can fix anything financially prior to marriage. Financial strees breaks up many marriages. Call our office at: 888.681.1518 and talk to Brenndy to set up an appointment via Skype or phone. You can also write me at: mlodge@lodge-co.com

83. Are You Prepared For The Year End?
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Description: We are very close to ending 2018 and move onto 2019. Have you started to close out your financial statements? Have you started to plan for 2019? Have you been able to collect all of your accounts receivable before the years end, do you know how much people owe you? If you have not started to prepare and finalize your 2018 financial statements, then you need to do it ASAP. The IRS is looking at new operating losses in a total different way, they are not going to look at losses in the same way. It is time for you to start the conversation about the final financial statements for 2018 and preparing for the tax return under the new tax laws. If you have a question send me an email at: mlodge@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

84. The Biggest Looser In This Election is John Cox of California
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Description: California was able this election to have Gaving Newsom (D) and John Cox (R) that ran this time. However, John Cox when he won the preliminary election, he disappeared. no one knew where he went to. He was driving around in this bus talking to small groups of people, per his Instagram account. No one in California knew who he was. The biggest problem his heart was not Californian, he came from Chicago or someplace like that. So this election Newsom received 59.4% and Cox got 40.6%. The question out there with California Republicans is, was he put in just to help the Democrats win. The other issue is that Republicans in California are not really Republicans, they seem to be more like Democrats. No one stands up for Californians, instead it is all about the Democratic party and not the people. Out of all of the issues this one issue of the Governership makes me boiling mad because the Republicans didn't even try. California is a failed state because no one with guts stands up, Travis Allen was the only one that fought hard. California is the worse liberal state ever and it will fail even more. However, the election is now over and we move forward and our fight is the policies, and that is wear our attacks should be. www.lodge-co.com

85. The Biggest Looser In This Election is John Cox of California
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Description: California was able this election to have Gaving Newsom (D) and John Cox (R) that ran this time. However, John Cox when he won the preliminary election, he disappeared. no one knew where he went to. He was driving around in this bus talking to small groups of people, per his Instagram account. No one in California knew who he was. The biggest problem his heart was not Californian, he came from Chicago or someplace like that. So this election Newsom received 59.4% and Cox got 40.6%. The question out there with California Republicans is, was he put in just to help the Democrats win. The other issue is that Republicans in California are not really Republicans, they seem to be more like Democrats. No one stands up for Californians, instead it is all about the Democratic party and not the people. Out of all of the issues this one issue of the Governership makes me boiling mad because the Republicans didn't even try. California is a failed state because no one with guts stands up, Travis Allen was the only one that fought hard. California is the worse liberal state ever and it will fail even more. However, the election is now over and we move forward and our fight is the policies, and that is wear our attacks should be. www.lodge-co.com

86. Monday Decisions
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Description: Tomorrow is election day, have you made your choices? Make them from your heart, vote, and you are done. Forget about the politics and the hate. www.wbtpod.com

87. Church Sunday - Are You Listening?
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Description: If you want to be effective, if you want your prayers to be effective, you need to learn to be a good listener. Our prayers with God is a conversation. And in dealing with people we are having conversations, but are we listening? This Church Sunday we are talking about listening. www.wbtpod.com

88. Never Make A Business Decision Based On Emotions And Anger
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Description: When you are faced with a business issues, take the issue, put it to the side, have a cup of coffee, revisit it calmly, and then make a decision. Bad decisions are hard to fix, and some issues resolve themselves. www.lodge-co.com

89. Business Compliance And Your Economic Vote On November 6th
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Description: If you fall out of compliance just a little bit it can cost you a whole lot of money. So you need to be on it all the time. I also discuss the November 6th election and how it affects our economics in our households and businesses. www.wbtpod.com

90. When Is It Time To Hire A Real Business Coach?
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Description: As a business orner and leader, you might think you should know everything and have everything figured out already, but this probably is not true. In fact it is not true. We all have our own talents, leadership skills are something we have to learn along the way. If you're overwhelmed, in need of advice, or want to see better results in your business, you may need a business coach that has the experience in business - management, financial reviews and controls, administrative and HR experience, and have actually managed themselves. If you feel you need a business coach contact our office at 888.681.1518 and speak to Brenndy and she will schedule a time with me. Or you can send me a email directly to: mlodge@lodge-co.com Visit our web page and see what we can do for you. www.lodge-co.com

91. Vote On November 6th From Your Heart And Not With Political Hate
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Description: I was shocked as I watched a clip from CNN where the discussion and claim went to a statement of hate. That Trump had radicalized more people then ISIS. How much hate can CNN promote by their hate for President Trump and the American people. They took two incidents where people were killed by a crazy killer that hated Jews and made it political. Instead of trying to bring a country together at a time of pain, they decided to go political. Not just CNN but other networks have done the same thing in promoting hate towards the President. On November 6, next week, we all have an important job to do- vote out hate. If you are on social media - block hate. If you are watching TV, block out hate. This election, use your common sense to vote for issues and people that help American and not point fingers and make it political. We have to change our nation, it is up to use to do better. Vote with common sense. Do not vote for a political party. No one should ever hold office that promotes hate and division. Take a careful look at your ballot, vote on the issues that affect your communities and vote for the people that will work for you - not working for a political party. Put the politics to the side. Put the hate in the garbage. Put your heart in your vote and making the decision that helps your family, community and our nation. Hate has destroyed our civility and love for each other as Americans. You and I have the ability to stop it and get back to being real Americans. VOTE NOV 6 with your heart. www.wbtpod.com

92. Church Sunday - God Continues To Show Patience To The World
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Description: Over the past weeks we have been bombarded with hate and we don't understand why God let's this happen. Why doesn't God just shut the earth down? Because he wants to demonstrate his grace to all of us. His patience is to allow you and me to accept his love. He is waiting for you. "The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent" Peter 3:9 www.wbtpod.com Church Sunday

93. We Can Do Better!
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Description: Times have changed. I was thinking about my childhood at Thanksgiving. As a child, instead of going trick or treating, we went and collected food for the poor to feed them at Thanksgiving. We didn't know about hate back then. We were involved in our communities and loved. Today, we have changed where political hate has destroyed communities. We have forgotten to love within our communities. We let the media pursh our lives to their agenda. We have forgotten to be independent in our thinking and more involved in our communities. We can do better.

94. I Am Exhausted From Hate and Politics In America
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Description: It is time to shut down the media and their hate for America. It has gone too far where it is creating dangerous situations in our nation. Attacks on our constitution, our liberties and our democracy has got to stop. Let's limit our media time and refocus on our communities. There is so much to do. Let's be exchausted from doing good in our communities instead of political exhaustion. www.lodge-co.com

95. Tax Law Changes That May Affect Your Business
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Description: Business owners need to think about the tax reform legistlation passed last December that affect almost every business. With just a few months left in the year, we need to highlight important information for small businesses and self-employed individuals to help you understand and meet your tax obligations. Let's talk business taxes. www.lodge-co.com 888.681.1518

96. Political Tuesday And Your Vote
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Description: Every Tuesday we talk about politics. This political season will come to a close in a few days all around this nation. Your decission process should only be who is right and wrong to be in office. Those that are pushing such a corrupt political agenda need to be looked at with great caution. Are they doing what is right for America or what is wrong that hurts you and me? Your vote is very important, don't waste it, don't vote on party lines, vote on what is a common sense approach between right and wrong for our nation. VOTE www.wbtpod.com

97. Tax Talk Monday
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Description: You only have two months remaining in 2018 to sit down with your tax preparer and be proactive on your tax issues. Don't wait until 2019, it is too late.

98. Church Sunday - We All Fail
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Description: Only when we let go of the fear of failure will it let go of its maddening grip on our lives. Once we let that happen, we can full accept the grace of God. "There is no one on earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake" (Ecclesiastes 7:20 www.wbtpod.com

99. Give Of Yourself 25% More To Your Customers, It Pays Back 10 Fold
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Description: Have you seen the house that is still standing in Mexico Beach, Florida. All the houses around him were flattened to the ground because of Huricane Michael. The owners decided to spend another 20% more to make their house stonger when they built it. Same should apply when doing business. Give 20% more of yourself to your clients and you will be blessed ten fold because of your professionalism. www.lodge-co.com

100. Study How Your Going To Spend Your Advertising Dollars
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Description: It is said that if you place an item on FaceBook, a person will only spend 6 seconds and then they are off to another video or picture. Think about it, if you are at the Dentists and your looking at FaceBook in 6 seconds you have swiped to a new picture or video. So it is very hard to get a potential client engaged if you only have 6 seconds. So before we start spending advertising money on social media we have to look at engagement of the potential client. Do some research before you spend advertising dollars. Make sure you are engaged.

101. Procrastination Is An Ethical Choice
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Description: If you are a procrastinater, here are the words from two sources that describe you. Delay, Procrastinate, Lag, Loiter, Dawdle, Dally, Slaggard, lazy, sluggish person ayabout, do-nothing, idler, loafer, lounger, good-for-nothing, shirker, and underachiever. Now these words come from Websters Dictionary and the Bible. These are words that describe a procrastinater. And here is the sad thing, we choose to procrastinate. It is an ethical choice, to do what is right and get it done, or what is wrong and do it later. We make an ethical choice. www.wbtpod.com

102. Political Tuesday - Ranting On Political Nonsense
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Description: Social media and Elizabeth Warren is out of control. Enough of all this nonsense, we need better leaders in our nation that stop the hate. I have spoken out many times against hate in politics. YouTube said I went against their policies and deleted one of my podcasts that was speaking to the issue of hate, not for it. I really don't understand the decission process of social media. Hate is going to do damage to this nation, someone is going to get hurt. Now, Elizabeth Warren wants to fight the President on her nonsense Indian heritage. Even the real American Indians are mad at her. We we have more nonsense streaming into our lives that is really worthless. All because of hate. So my rant to day is on hate and political nonsense.

103. Our Week's Goal - Prioritize, Delegate, And Rest More
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Description: Everyday it seems it gets harder and harder to get up and face the day. But all of us have to do it. The list of things to do gets longer and longer. So, we have to find a better way to do things. Prioritize your work, delegate your work to other people, and find the Italian time of "The Sweetness Of Doing nothing". Living in the south I have found things still get done, you just have to do it better and prioritize you life. Think about it. www.wbtpod.com / www.lodge-co.com

104. Church Sunday - Think Before You Speak
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Description: Proverbs 29:11 says - "Stupid people express their anger openly, but sensible people are patient and hold it back". Which are you? Anger confounds many people. We need to gain wisdom and hold our anger. Anger turns into hate very quickly. Think before you speak - live it. www.wbtpod.com

105. It's Saturday, Turn Your Cell Phones Off!
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Description: We spend way too much time on our cell phones and watching too much news. It has hurt us as humans. Even my dogs are staring at me as I am on the cell phone. They are telling me - spend time with us. So, let's have some courage and face our cell phone addiction. We can do it! www.wbtpod.com

106. 600 PodCasts and growing!
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Description: I am very proud that I have reached 600 podcasts. Two years ago I didn't know anything about podcasts, I am a old guy but I thought I could do it. So I did it. Today I am listened to on IHeartRadio, Spotify, Itunes, and about 20 more outlets. This is a teaching podcasts where we talk about business, taxes and politics that affect business & Taxes. Thank you for all of you have listened to me around the world. Your ears are greatly appreciated. If you have a subject you would like me to talk about, email me at mlodge@lodge-co.com www.wbtpod.com

107. How Much Do People Owe Your Business?
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Description: A lot of small businesses do not monitor their accounts receivable line on their balance sheet. If you don't have an accounting system and your monitoring it by hand - dumb. Get a good accounting package that can monitor everything that you bill out. You need to know what clients are sitting out the 0-90-120 days out. If you have money sitting out there you are acting like a bank to your clients. That is not what your business is about. Keep on track in monitoring what is owed and collect.

108. Always Be Prepared For A Storm
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Description: In life and business, you always need to be prepared for any kind of storm.

109. Surround Yourself With People That Bring You Value
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Description: The biggest mistakes people make is the people that surround them. If they don't have the experience to advise you, get rid of them. There are always those people that want to ride on your coattails. Get rid of them. Leaches add no value to your career or financial future. Get rid of them. Choose people wisely. www.lodge-co.com / www.wbtpod.com

110. What Have You Built? Or Is It All Bling?
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Description: Wealth has nothing to do with the bling you wear or the car you drive. Wealth is what you have built to allow you to do what is needed to get done in the remainder of life - Easily. www.lodge-co.com

111. California Ranks 42nd In States With A Poor Fiscal Condition
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Description: A study has come out by George Mason University ranking all the states fiscal condition. California ranked 42 of all states with the worse fiscal condition. That means the politicans in Sacramento has managed the finances of the state so bad that it has a poor ranking among states. California has a problem. Don't believe the political statement that California has the 5th largest economy in the world. It means nothing, the state politicians have damaged the financial condition of California. See the full report at: www.mercatus.org/statefiscalrankings/california

112. Let's Talk Taxes - IRS Urges You To Do A Few Year End Cleanup
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Description: You only have a few months left to clean up some items before the tax season begins. This includes if you are on extension your tax return is due on October 15th. There is also some recordkeeping that you need to follow through on, such as filing a revised W-4 so the right taxes are being taken out and you do not end up owing. www.lodge-co.com

113. Do You Understand Your Financial Statements?
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Description: Everyone that owns a business need to understand how to read your financial statements. Income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. If you don't know how to read them then you can't tell your financial story to people. You have to know your financial story, a bad story can kill a good business. If you need business coaching, call our office at: 888.681.1518 Ext 0 Go to our web site at: www.lodge-co.com and click on "Business Coaching".

114. Let's Talk About America On My Front Porch
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Description: What you have seen in Washington D.C. is not America. America is a great nation. Drive across it and take some time and get to know people, listn, talk to them. You will find that what is happening in California, New York and Washington D.C. is not hat is going on in the rest of America. America is a country of love, neighbors, communities. Not the hate that you see in Washington D.C. Get to know America and sit on your front porch and talk. www.wbtpod.com

115. Church Sunday - Do You Have A Plan For Your Life?
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Description: The wise man looks ahead, the fool does not face facts. Have a 10 year plan, plan for your decade. God will help you establish goals. www.wbtpod.com

116. Americans Are Exhausted From Dirty Politics!
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Description: Americans have had to sit through weeks of political tricks and dirty politics. They are exhausted, but they have one more job to do. Vote!

117. In Business And Our Personal Life, Words Mean Everything
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Description: If you have been on social media or watched TV, we are seeing and hearing very mean words. People calling people very annimated hateful words. Think before you speak. www.lodge-co.com

118. Church Sunday - Surround Yourself With Wise People
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Description: I love the phrase - If you want to soar with the eagles, You can't run with the turkeys! Remember that. It is time that you and I grow our wisdom by hanging with wise people. www.wbtpod.com

119. Politics Is A Dirty Business, Recap On Kavanaugh
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Description: Over the past two weeks regarding the Kavanaugh hearings we have seen an out of control government, a Senate that have far different views. Senators that call themselves friends but try to destroy each other. There is no longer any civility between Senators or members of Congress. Americans are worn out, and the only way they can make change is through their vote. November is going to be a war zone between parties. Forget the party vote, vote with your own independence to make our country better. www.wbtpod.com

120. Filing Individual and Business Taxes - Let's Talk!
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Description: October 15th is the due date for personal tax returns if you are on an extension. Get it done. Call our office at 888.681.1518. Also, if you have not prepared your financial statements for your business - get it done. Lots to do to have a clean financial statements. Again, call our office at 888.681.1518. www.lodge-co.com

121. Senator Feinstein Has Created Chaos and National Danger
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Description: An allegation is not full guilt, per the Democrates. Senator Feinstein has done so much damage that Americans are watching what is going on and see only corrupt, deceit and chaos. Americans, Stand up, pray and fight for our nation. www.wbtpod.com

122. Church Sunday - Are You Listening? A Process To Wisdom.
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Description: People's thoughts can be like a deep well, but someone with understanding can find the wisdom there. Proberbs 20:5

123. If Your Retired, The IRS Says Change Your W-4P
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Description: The IRS wans retires to make sure ou are paying enough federal income tax. The Tax Reform Act that was passed in December of 2017 changed the income tax calculations and rates for most filers, and employees are not the only ones who need to double review withholding the right amount. Contact your tax accountant or call our office at: 888.681.1518 www.lodge-co.com

124. Democrats - You Shut Up And Sit Down - GOP Do A Thursday Vote
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Description: Hawaii Senator Hirono (D) told all white men today to shut up and sit down. This is the new Democratic political agenda - no free speech and if you are a white male you are guilty on all accusations against you. No innocent until proved guilty, no it is Guilty! I am demanding that Feinstein and Hirono resign your offices, you are not worthy to hold an office where you hate Americans and what to shut down their free speech. I challenge everyone, call your Senator and tell them to shut up, sit down, and act like real Senators that care about America. Enough is enough.

125. Democrats Have Chosen Evil Over Good, The Devil Of Political Tools
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Description: Senator Feinstein has taken an alleged claim of sexual misconduct and turned it into a political tool of the devil to destroy a good Judge and his family. Never have I seen so much evil from the Democratic power. Americans are sick and tired of being sick and tired of dirty rotten politics. We can change this in November. We can stop this hate and distruction. American people can stop evil quickly with one vote. #walkaway www.wbtpod.com

126. Businesses - get your act together and get your financials cleaned up!
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Description: We are at the end of the third quarter. Now is the time for you to get your financial statements cleaned up - or prepared. Don't wait until the last minute of the year. Get it done so you can have clean financials to prepare a clean income tax return. Call us at 888.681.1518 www.lodge-co.com

127. Church Sunday - In Heavy Storms Have Faith
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Description: What matters is not the size of your faith but the size of the God you put it in. A little faith in a big God gets big results! Have faith and pray. God is with you. I am recording this today because I don't know if we will have power these next few days. Right now I have power so I will send the Sunday message.

128. Gavin Newsom And State Democrats Are A Threat To California
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Description: Gavin Newsom and Gov. Brown have done so much damage to the State of California. Brown just signed a law to let Felons in Jail vote. Stupid as can be. Gavin Newsom wants to provide healthcare to illegal aliens. He endorces sancturary cities and state. The gas tax, which is now the highest in the nation, was pushed through by Brown and it is corrupt, they are already stealing from the fund to pay for other things, so the roads and highways go bankrupt. The problem is that Californians have lost their voice, they say nothing. But Californians have to #walkaway from the democratic socials corrupt policies that are hurting families and the state. Get involved before the state goes so corrupt that your life is in danger. #walkaway Remember to walk on Washington DC on October 27th woth the #walkaway organization. Let your voice be heard. Get involved and take back your state and country.

129. #walkaway Rally On Washington DC - Oct 27th - Get Involved
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Description: GET INVOLVED - This history making March is expected to begin at the DNC and conclude at our National Capital Building, immediately followed by powerful speakers and wonderful entertainment at the #walkaway Rally. Go to the following website and get more information - copy and paste to your browser:. https://youtu.be/XS-xVoSrRSI

130. Standard Deductions and Above The Line Deductions You Can Take
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Description: The standards deduction for 2018 has doubled which may mean you will not itemize. However, there are still deductions, above the line, that you can still take and can lower your tax liability. The tax laws have changed, work with a good tax practitioner. Call our office at 888.681.1518 www.lodge-co.com

131. Taxpayers Need To Prepare For A Natural Disaster - Here How!
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Description: Because of natural disaster can strike at any time, we remind individuals and businesses to take time now and create or update their emergency preparedness plan. Here are some suggestions on what you can do now.

132. Be Proactive And Get Ready For Your 2018 Tax Return
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Description: If you want to really cut your tax liability or get a bigger refund, start getting ready for your meeting with your tax advisor in 2019. Be Proactive.

133. Church Sunday - Who Are You?
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Description: Who is defining your life? Have you lost control and are letting others define your life? www.wbtpod.com

134. Find The Red Flags In Content
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Description: We get content thrown at you. If you see red flags, be concerned and walk away. If there is red flags there is risk.

135. The Business Of Pricing
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Description: A lot of small businesses do not spend the time looking at the pricing structure. Vital part is to cover your operating costs, if your not you will be out of business very quickly. Know your costs and the value of your service to your clients. www.lodge-co.com

136. America's Politically Stupid
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Description: Have you noticed that so many politicians around this nation have become politically stupid. They try and push a political agenda that is just stupid. In the Senate jearing on the judge for the supreme court the Democrats scream we don't have all the documents to make a decission. However, weeks early every single Democrat said they would not vote for this Judge. Politically stupid. Socialist want to raise your taxes. Politically stupid. And the list of politically stupid politicians keep spinning nonsense. Have you not had enough? Or are you going to keep it going?

137. Being An Entrepreneur Is A Road Trip
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Description: There are many things you need to remember when you get in the entrepreneur car and zoom off.

138. Happy Labor Day - What Have You Been Doing These Last Three Quarters?
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Description: We are nearing the end of the third quarter and what have you done these past three quarters. What are you going to do the last quarter of 2018? Happy Labor Day.

139. Church Sunday - You Shall Not Covet
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Description: It's not just a good idea to stop comparing; It's a commandment. Exodus 20:17 says, "You shall not covet....anything that belongs to your neighbor". www.wbtpod.com

140. Stop Attacking California In N Out Burgers With Liberal Politics
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Description: California is out of control. Gavin Newsom and other liberal politicians are now attacking California business In N Out. This company is a great California company that provides hundreds of jobs to California students. The liberals are attacking our liberties and we do nothing about it. Go out today, but as many hamburgers as you can from In N Out, they are California.

141. Trump Is Right In Freezing Federal Government Wages
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Description: The federal government employs 2.1 million civilian workers in hundreds of agencies at offices across the United States. The federal workforce imposes a substantial burden on American tapayers. In 2017 wages and benefits for executive branch civilin workers cost $276 billion dollars. Federal workers earn about 80% more, on average, than private-sector workers. So there has to be a freeze on wages in the federal government. The President is correct, as the CEO of the nation, to look at cutting costs in the federal government spending. www.lodge-co.com

142. Need Cash? Cut Your Expenses
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Description: Many of you run to your accountant complaining you need cash now or your business will fail. Need cash? Cut your expenses. You have over spent, cash is gone. Be proctive and start cutting your expenses. Don't be an idiot and keep spending what you don't have. Get real and be smart. www.lodge-co.com

143. Don't Wait Until Year End To Produce Your Financials
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Description: The financial statement is the most important part of your business. It tell you how much money clients owe you, what your real bank balance is, what debt you have to work on, and more. You need to be looking at it every month, not just at the end of the year. Get your books together.

144. The News Spin Is Doing Too Much Damage To Independent Thinking
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Description: The 24 hour, 7 day a week news cycle and political spin is doing too much damage. People are just sitting there listening to the spin but not thinking.

145. Church Sunday - Keep Going, Don't Give Up!
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Description: Do you finish what you start, or do you give up? Don't give up without a fight.

146. Aretha Franklin Teaches Us On Wills
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Description: Aretha Franklin passed away - but no will. Are you prepared for your death? Do you have a will or trust set up to protect your assets at the time of your death?

147. Small Business - Get Your Financials Done!
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Description: Be proactive as a business, get your income and balance sheets upto date. When you tax preparer does your business return he needs those documents. If the accountant has to do it the tax prep fee will be more. If you don't do it, get it done, get everything updated. If you need halep call us at 888.681.1518 Ext 0 www.lodge-co.com

148. Simple Businesses To Get Into
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Description: There are many businesses that take very litle capital. It just take work to get out there and make it happen. www.lodge-co.com

149. Manafort Tax Lesson For Americans
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Description: Underreporting of income and not reporting foreign bank accounts can be seen as a crime by the IRS. If you have a foreign bank account, or you are a signer on a foreign bank account, you have to report it yearly to the IRS and the Treasury department under FBAR law. www.lodge-co.com

150. Parents - Remember Your Teachers This School Year
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Description: Teachers every school season spend about $500 to purchase school supplies for their classrooms. Remember your teacher when you are out buying school supplies for your kids. They need financial support of the parents for their classrooms.

151. Elizabeth Warren Is Pushing Maxin Waters Political Hate
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Description: Senator Warren has spent time on her tweeting to politically attack everyone. She attacks businesses, corporations, members of Trumps administration, and even the President's son in law. She says she wants to clean up Government, but she is the problem of government by not sitting down at the table and working with the otherside. That is wrong. Building up support by spreading hate does greater harm to Americans and now we as American have got to use our vote to stop hate for America.

152. Don't Be Afraid To Change Your Business
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Description: Change is good, it isn't always easy but it's essential for business growth.

153. Church Sunday - Change Your Thought Process
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Description: Change in your life starts with your head. Change your thought process.

154. Work Free Saturday - Relaxing To Folk Music
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Description: "music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, there's no boundary line to art" - Charlie Parker. www.lodge-co.com

155. Always Monitor Your Business Risks - Identity Theft
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Description: You and I as business owners need to take time to understand various threats when it comes to business identity theft.

156. To Buy Or Lease A Car
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Description: Today we are talking about the differences financially of purchasing a car or to lease. To buy or lease, that is the question.

157. Car Leasing Strategy
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Description: Here are some leasing strategy for your next car. But remember, leasing always cost more then buying. So we need to talk about some strategy to reduce your leasing costs. www.lodge-co.com

158. Do Your Due Diligence On MLM's
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Description: It takes some work before you can work. Too many people are creating MLM videos that are selling you a load of nonsense. Make sure you understand what a MLM is and a pryamid scheme is before you sign anything. 99% fail per the FTC report. Do some work, study the organization, before you consider to join. If you are selling financial products to people through a MLM make sure you are getting trained in the product you are selling to clients. Don't put your client at risk because you are looking more at a commission instead of how the product can help your client. Not all products are for every client. Know your craft and products.

159. Accountant - Client Privilege? Nope!
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Description: The IRS generally can't even make your attorney to produce documents. The attorney - client privilege is strong so that client (civil & criminal cases) will be forthcoming with their attorney Accountants, however, don't have this privilege. If you make statements or provide documents to your accountant, he can be compelled to divulge them no matter how incriminating. www.lodge-co.com

160. Church Sunday - Don't Give Up!
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Description: God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him, to his plan, so that he can bless you.

161. Work Free Saturday - Independent Female Music Artists
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Description: The women who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before....Albert Enstein www.wbtpod.com

162. If You Don't Want To Have Your Business Suspended? File your SOI!
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Description: If you are in California and you have legal business entity you have to file your Statement of Information with the Secretary of State timely. You can do it online with the SOS. The fee is $25, however if you don't file on time it will jump to $225. And if you don't file at all you will be suspended and then you have to go through a whole new process to get it back online. The SOI has to be filed every single year and they send you a little tiny postcard, but if not go online and see if it is time for you to file. Get it done.

163. Independent Contractors And Contracting
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Description: You need to be advised on what it takes to be an independent contractor, be aware of your rights as an Independent Contractor, you are running a business as you see fit. However, if you have no contract in place you are not protected, and your client is not protected. This opens a billy wack of worms to harm your independence.

164. Employee Ethics Must Be Monitored
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Description: All businesses must monitor their employee ethics, personal and business. One bad apple can take a whole company down.

165. Political Tuesday: Maxine Waters Strikes Again With Harassment
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Description: Two individuals were harassed this week from the Maxine Waters mob on conservatives. As they had their breakfast at a resturant all of a sudden ANTIFA showed up with other liberals to verbally attack and throw water on two young Americans. Maxine's hate - strikes again.

166. Pay Attention To Your Accountant
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Description: A common mistake of businesses is that you don't pay enough attention to your accountant. If you need an accountant call our office at: 888.681.1518 www.lodge-co.com

167. Church Sunday - He Knows All Your Needs Even Before You Ask
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Description: God knows what's going on in your life - and in your wallet. He knows all of your needs even before you ask. He wants to help you out. Listen to all of our podcasts on www.wbtpod.com

168. Work Free Saturday - Let's Enjoy The End Of Summer With Music
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Description: The best way to spend the last days of summer is at the beach and listening to music. Let's have a work free Saturday. www.lodge-co.com

169. Knowing Your Product - are you serving your client? Or just servicing them?
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Description: Are you guilty of slipping into servicing mode - instead of serving mode? The word serving sets a totally different standard. www.lodge-co.com

170. Knowing Your Product And Your Customer - Part 3
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Description: However good your product or service is, the simple truth is that no-one will buy it if you don't know your product or your customers need to buy what your're offering - unless you clearly understand what it is your customers really need is and how your product will fit their needs. mlodge@lodge-co.com

171. Knowing Your Product - Part 2
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Description: You have to know your product in order to, 1) define your target audience, 2) to know how to reach your audience, 3) to know the problem you're solving for your potential client, 4) how to understand your client's buying journey and more. Know your product, or become a risk to yourself and your client. www.lodge-co.com

172. Political Tuesday - How Unfit Are You?
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Description: A recent study came out that said 43% of millennials quit their job after two years because it is too hard. Can you believe this reason, they are unfit to do the job because it is too hard and they give up. How unfit are you?

173. The Importance Of Product Knowledge
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Description: Product knowledge is the most important tool for closing sales. It instills faith, trust, and respect in the customer, which creates a positive customer experience. The importance of product knowledge represents itself the most in these situations. You have to know your product to know if it is the right fit for your client. If you don't know the product you may put your client at risk, it may be the wrong product or services for your client. "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest - Benjamin Franklin". www.lodge-co.com

174. Church Sunday - Are You Receiving Generosity?
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Description: Proverb, The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. Sow generously to reap generosity. www.lodge-co.com

175. Work Free Saturday and Let's Go To Paris Music
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Description: Work free Saturday, it is french music today. Sitting back and thinking of France and the romance of Paris. www.lodge-co.com

176. GDP at 4.1%, Let's Get To Know The GDP
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Description: It is important to understand how the GDP get's calculated. There is a four-part formula: C + I + G + (X - M) = GDP. Which means, Personal Consumption Expenditures + Investment +Government Spending + Exports - Imports that gets us to Gross Domestic Product. Very important number for all of us to know how well the company economy is growing and compare it to other countries. www.lodge-co.com

177. Dont Fall For The Ponzi
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Description: There are big and small ponzi schemes out there, waiting to get to your money. Let's talk about how to protect yourself and your financial strength. If it is too good to be true, run. www.lodge-co.com

178. Scams Waiting To Get Your Money
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Description: There are so many scams and scammers out there. In this podcast we talk about some of the top scams out there. Hold onto your money. www.lodge-co.com

179. Red Flags On Those That Scam
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Description: There are a lot of people out there that want to get involved with you but are not the people who they say they are. Let's talk about the red flags that pop up when you meet these people. www.lodge-co.com

180. Walk Away From Get Rich Schemes
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Description: There is no such thing as getting rich fast. So many get rich schemes out there that are worthless. The only person making money is the guy selling you something. Walk Away. www.lodge-co.com

181. Church Sunday - Life Is About Relationships
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Description: Life is not about things. You've got to maintin the right perspective about possessionsk or you'll be possessed by your possessons. Life is about Relationships, no acquisitions.

182. No Business Saturday - Just Jazz
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Description: Sit back and relax to some jazz. No politics. No Business. No Taxes.....just jazz to relax to. www.wbtpod.com

183. Whoopie Goldberg, Hate Has Replaced Respect
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Description: Every single day we are being attacked by political hate. It is everywhere. We no longer respect each other as Americans. It is time to rebuild America.

184. Getting Married? Are You Financially Compatible?
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Description: Before you go out and get your marriage license and say I do, sit down and do a financial compatible check list. Where do you stand financially? The problem is that financial problems cause a lot of stress in a marriage, and it has destroyed marriages.

185. Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela
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Description: Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela, you turned hate into love and changed a nation.

186. Political Tuesday - Walk Away From Media Hate
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Description: Everyone is attacking everyone. Political hate is dividing our nation. Trump went to meet with Putin and the media and politicians attack. Let's start using some common sense with our own personal decision making on politics. Put the political hate and spin to the side and start thinking with your own brain. But, if you are going to run your life with political hate then this country has no help from you to make this nation better. Think outside the box, don't let the politicians on the left keep you inside a box. Peace is good, political agendas are evil.

187. Church Sunday - Integrity
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Description: God is more interested in your heart than your sins. You're never going to be perfect. You're never going to be sinless. But you can sin less. That is the choice of integrity.

188. Don't Attack Our Constitution
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Description: Last night the President announced his pick for the Supreme Court Justice open spot. Immediately the left went berzerk, nuts, and started to rant about nonsense and attacking the constitution and the Supreme Court. Honestly, they sounded like communists trying to overthrow a government. We have to stand firm on the constitution, it is the foundation of what happens in Government and the law. It has to be protected. I encourage everyone to go out and read the constitution.

189. Church Sunday - It Is Hard To Forgive
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Description: It is hard to fo forgive. We are surrounded by hate that makes us resent. It's time for us, in our lives to forgive. Let's talk about it today on this Church Sunday. www.wbtpod.com

190. Tariffs And Other Business Issues
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Description: Tariffs are not all that bad, it is a negotiating invitation to sit down and work out better trade deals and taiffs or no tariffs. Also, Smal businesses would be taking advantage of the current economic environment. www.lodge-co.com

191. Happy 4th Of July And Proud To Be An American
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Description: Happy 4th of July America. This podcast is all about summer music, all independent artists. Sit back and enjoy and be proud to be an American.

192. On The 4th Of July Be Proud To Be American
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Description: I am so proud to be an American. This nation that give us so much, in the way of so many freedoms. I am so proud to receive this blessing of our nation. The liberty that is my birth right as an American under our constitution. Those that hate need to stop. Be proud of your nation. "Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. - Henry Cabot Lodge"

193. What Are Your Goals For the Next Six Months?
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Description: Half a year done, July 4th is here. Have you decided what your goals are going to be for the next six months? Think about it because you have a half a year ahead of you to get something done.

194. Church Sunday, What Happened to Agree But Disagree?
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Description: This world has become very hateful in the presentation of ideas and throughts. Words become mean and evil towards others who do not believe as you do. What happened to "I agree to disagree"? Now hate stops the whole process of love in our words. Hate will do great harm to us as humans on this earth. We are responsible for our words and actions, and if hate is part of your conversation, you have a lot of appologizing to do.

195. Work On Your Customer Service
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Description: I just traveled from South Carolina to Burbank and had the worse trip. Tickets were canceled without my knowledge and companies were pointing fingers at each other - with no care of the customer - ME! We need to do a better job at our customer service as businesses.

196. Maxine Waters Is The Mob Boss Of Hate
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Description: Hate is evil. Maxine Waters is the mob boss of hate in America. She doesn't believe in our liberty, to agree to disagree, to allow democracy to live. Her hate at some point will drive hate to do great harm. If this is the only message the Democrats have we have a problem in our great nation. Walk away from hate. I demand that Congress sensor Waters and that an ethics committee take action. Enough is enough.

197. Church Sunday, Control Your Anger
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Description: Control your anger before it turns your actions and hate into a sin. Let's learn how in todays message.

198. My Experience On Risk
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Description: In business you are faced with risk. Learn how to say NO to certain business deals and relationships that present you with risk.

199. Walk Away From Hate In America
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Description: Walk away from hateful politicians. By those that call people Nazi's in the media that hate American's. By those that show dishonest picture on their magazine covers - walk away. Walk away from hate and start getting involved in changing hate into love and doing something for your communities. Turn hate into love and make a change. Walk away from hate.

200. Be Adaptable
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Description: When you are starting a business there will be high and lows, issues that pop up, or crises that attack when you don't expect it. You have to be adaptable and deal with the issues, know that there are answers. Adaptability makes you stronger in business and in life.

201. Supreme Court Rules on Internet Sales and Use Tax
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Description: The Supreme Court rules that states can collect sales and use tax on items sold in their state. This will raise the cost of items on the internet and will affect the small business guy selling on the internet.

202. Starting A Business - Licenses and Keeping In Compliance
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Description: Depending on what type of business and profession you are going into, you will need licenses and permits to operate under. And then you need to stay in compliance, it is constly to get out of compliance.

203. Political Tuesday - Democrats Don't Want To Fix Immigration
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Description: Democrats don't want to fix the immigration problems of our nation, instead they use it as a political agenda to gain power. They do nothing to fix a problem. The law that seperates familes started with the Democrats under the Clinton Administration and over the years the Dems have remained silence until they need it to win seats back in Congress and the Senate. All these years their silence on immigration, their do nothing political agenda, is corrupt. www.lodge-co.com

204. Document Your Independent Contractor Relationships
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Description: If you own a business and contract with independent contractors you need to do a better job of documenting your business relationship. Please listen to this podcast and learn what you need to be aware of. www.lodge-co.com

205. Church Sunday, Choose To Be Happy
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Description: No matter what stage in life you are at, choose to be happy. Happiness has nothing to do with your circumstances. Just be happy, it is your choice.

206. Multi Level Marketing vs. Pyramid Schemes
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Description: Understand the following difinition, "MLM companies prioritize selling products and services over recruiting new distributors. Pyramid schemes, however, prioitize recruiting new members over selling products and services." There is a fine line that overlap MLM's and Pyramid Schemes. www.lodge-co.com

207. Starting A Business - MLM's, Franchises, Buying a Business
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Description: A lot of you are wanting to start your own business, some will get tempted to join a Multi Level Marketing organization. Stay away from them. You will spend a lot of time but will destroy several years of your life. Do better, look at a franchise or buying a business. This avenue may fit into your financial goals.

208. Owning A Business and Understanding Your Financial Statements
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Description: I was recently at a business gathering and listened to small business owners. Their main comment was that they only follow what is in the bank, not what their financial statements are saying. Knowing your financial statements will tell you how well your running your business. If you need help, send me an email at mlodge@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

209. A Hate Filled Agenda Is Worthless - Block Hate
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Description: Every single day, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week we are bombarded with hate. Hate for Trump, for Americans, and it goes on and on. We have got to block this hate filled media and from politicians. It is so easy to play the hate game but it takes a lot of guts to get something done. Politicians have no guts anymore, all they talk about is their hate filled political agenda. Block them, turn them off, and use your own common sense.

210. Starting A Business, Know Your Start-up Costs
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Description: When you are starting a new business you need to know what your start-up costs are going to be. If you need help send me an email at: mlodge@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

211. Monday Business Variety
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Description: So many things happening in business. Today we talk about a variety of issues affecting business. Let's talk.

212. Church Sunday, What Belief Is Shaping Your Life?
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Description: What you believe shapes your life. Have you examed what you believe in? Has it affected your life so greatly that you have gone in the wrong direction. Think about it. www.wbtpod.com

213. Choosing Your New Business Name
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Description: Oh, what's in a name? A lot and it takes a lot of thought. Your name is the beginning of your business story.

214. Forming A Business Entity In Starting A Business
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Description: There are many different types of business entities to think about when forming your business. This podcast decribes each one to give you a better understanding. This has to be considered when starting a new business. Contact me at: mlodge@lodge-co.com to help you through the process of forming a business entity or tax concerns. We are not a law firm but we are a tax firm who can advise you business tax issues and provide you with business formation services with no legal advise.

215. Election Day - Vote Out Liberalism
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Description: Today your vote counts. Don't sit on the sidelines and watch the process work. Get involved. Your vote is so important, you are important, to take back control over our communities, states and our nation. Vote out Liberalism.

216. Stop The Old Grind And Do Something New
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Description: You need to do something new, stop the old grind, learn daily and try new things always. The more you learn and try new things you will be a better person and inspire others. Stop sitting them - jump!

217. Sunday Talk, Sometimes It Takes A Mountain
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Description: Every Sunday we come together, put our business and taxes to the side and focus on our spiritual needs. God can handle your emotions - he gave them to you. He understand you. Get it off your choice

218. Double Standards Don't Cut It In America
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Description: Over the past weeks we have seen a good example of double standards in the media and business. Double standards are not longer acceptable, it is not ethical, it is time to end.

219. Funding Your Business
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Description: So far we have talked about starting your business - market research - writing your business plan, and today we talk about the various aspects of funding your start up.

220. Doing Market Research In Starting Your New Business
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Description: When you first thinking about starting your business you need to think about doing market research. Look at the same services in your area, what they are charging, wages in your community, and the list goes on. Easy to do, you have so much data out there on the internet. You can dril down and see the data you need. www.lodge-co.com

221. Let's Start A Business
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Description: Let's talk about the first steps in starting a new business. 2018 is the best time to start a new business. Americans are confident in the overall financial situation and have a little bit more spending power. Here are the first stepts in starting a new business and we will go into each step and more in deeper conversations. www.lodge-co.com & www.wbtpod.com

222. America Can Be Changed , We Are Not Alone
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Description: Our national politics has become evil. We have stumbled. We have let people be in control that have the wrong direction for America. Look at California, it has gone so far to the left that it has destroyed a state, lawlessnes, no order of law. We are doinging so much stumbling that we are about to fall. We need our order of law to be enforced or Americans will take drastic action. We as Americans have got to say enough is enough. We are not alone - we can do this together.

223. On Memorial Day We Show Our Respect!
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Description: On Memorial Day we remember those who have given their life for our nation, for you and me. They served our nation. And we thank those who are veterans, those in the military who continue to serve. I as an American say - Thankyou. www.lodge-co.com or www.wbtpod.com

224. America Honors Those That Fall and Those That Serve
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Description: "America without her solders is like God without his angels"

225. Refuse To Be Bitter
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Description: If you are angy, hateful, bitter about what has happened in life. Let it go. Refuse to be bitter. Do not let bitterness define you and it becomes part of your identity.

226. Success Is Taking A Dream And Working Hard To Make It Real
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Description: Stop doing your chanting on success, instead start working hard at your dream. Forget about support groups and get out there and just do it. No one is going to get to your success on a dream except you. www.wbtpod.com www.lodge-co.com

227. Are You Planning For Your Retirement?
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Description: Have you done any planning for your retirement? Have you planned for your financial health as well on your physicaland mental health for retirement? Do it now. Call our office and talk with Jeremiah Pangan, toll free at: 888.681.1518 You have to do some planning, invest in your retirement. www.lodge-co.com & www.wbtpod.com

228. The Stupidity Of California Politicians
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Description: California has politicians that are pushing the agenda that has no common sense or good judgement. They are pushing a failed corrupt political agenda that challenges the Federal Government and the constitution. Now they want to make the taxes you pay into the State should now be a charitable contribution. New York is doing the same. These two states are out in stupidity land that it creates a bad situation for the people of these states. You can change this by your one single vote by voting these politicians out of office. Kick them out with your voice and find those individuals that will fight for you, not their party or political agenda.

229. Check You Payroll Withholdings
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Description: The new tax law started January of 2018 and if you itamize you have lost some deductions. Sit down with your tax practitioner and go over you financial situation. Be proactive, you have half way through the year. www.wbtpod.com and read the blog I did on withholding.

230. California Has A Problem and It's Gavin Newsom
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Description: California has a problem, and it's liberal politicians like Gavin Newsom who has done so much damage to California. It is time we vote out bad politicians and vot in people who is focused on Californians and not a failed political agenda. We have a problem and his name is Gavin Newsom.

231. We Need A Day Of Rest
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Description: You and I need a rest day, a sabbath, to recharge our lives. It is not that hard to do, as long as you devote time to rest.

232. Road Trip With Latin Jazz
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Description: It is a great weekend, time for a road trip as we drive and listen to music along life's road. www.wbtpod.com

233. New Business Tax Rules
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Description: Get a cup of coffee, you will need the stimulation as we talk about the new 2018 business tax rules. If you need a good tax firm visit our website at: www.lodge-co.com

234. Do You Know What A LLC Is?
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Description: I had a new client contact me about her LLC. She was having problems getting a EIN number from the IRS. I then asked her, "Do you know what a LLC is?" Her answer was no. So I hope this helps you understand, know what you are getting into.

235. Happy Saturday, Let's Rock
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Description: We have had a week full of issues, now it is time to have a life. It is Saturday. Go out and have the best day ever. www.wbtpod.com

236. Entertainment Industry Needs To Be Better Organized, Form A Business Entity
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Description: Many individuals in the entertainment industry operate as independent contractors, which means you are operating a business. Operating a business you need to be better organized. Set up a business entity and run it as your business.

237. Your Kids Can't Read A Clock? Really?
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Description: Come on, if your kids can't read a simple clock there is something wrong. Parents, take back control of your students learning process. This is your responsibility. Can't read a clock? Then our tax dollars are going to waste.

238. Be Ajile In Running Your Business
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Description: Nothing happens perfectly in business, things change and you have to be ajile and adapt. Learn to be ajile in running your business.

239. Encourage Learning In Your Business
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Description: The learning process should continue everyday in your business and in your personal life. Be creative so that it is a fun process. Go out and be a learning machine.

240. Stay In The Game
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Description: When you starting a business or own a business, don't give up. Stay in the game.

241. Church Sunday, Integrety
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Description: We have to learn to be faithful on the small things. If we are faithful on the small things we will be faith to the large things as leaders.

242. No Business Saturday, Relaxing With Piano Jazz
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Description: It's the end of the week. Let's just sit back and listen to some jazz. Remember the Italian saying, "The art of doing nothint". Enjoy

243. Practice Tolerance
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Description: Know these two difinitions, Tolerance - The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. Open-mindedness, broadmindedness, forbearance, liberality, patience, charity, indulgence, understanding "an attitude of tolerance toward other people". Bigotry is the intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself, "the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry'. We have intolerance and political bigotry in American and that is dangerous to our nation. We must practice tolerance.

244. National Day Of Prayer, Pray For America
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Description: Today on May 3, 2018 it is the National Day of Prayer. Pray for our national, the corruption that runs through it, and pray for our families. Be specific in your prayers - but pray.

245. Take A Fifteen Minute Break And Refocus
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Description: Our world is moving a 1,000 miles a minute. We are bombed with information every single day, even on weekends. It is time you and I stop for 15 minues and refocus.

246. Take Advantage Of Technology In Running Your Business
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Description: There isn't enougn time in the day to get everything done. Use technology to help you. There is so much good technology that can save you soo much time. Take advantage of technology.

247. Wages & Taxes And Who Is Paying The Most In Taxes
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Description: It is really amazing to look at the wave vs. taxes data put out every year by the IRS.

248. It's All About Accomplishments
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Description: Don't show me your bling, show me your accomplishments. What have you built on your own. What profession have you made a success because you are damn good at it and you love to do it?

249. CALL TO ACTION - Repeal The California Gas Tax - Get Involved
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Description: It is time for you to get involved and repeal the gas tax pushed on you by corrupt politicians in Sacramento. Go to www.secure.reformcalifornia.org. DO IT TODAY!

250. Road Trip - California to South Carolina
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Description: TAX season is done and I am heading to my home in South Carolina. Road Trip across America. Come along with me. www.lodge-co.com

251. Drain The Delta - California Is Being Destroyed By Liberal Politics
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Description: We have been pushed to the side as citizens of California so that liberal corrupt politicians can push a failed political agenda. California's have got to end it before more damage is done. Gavin Newsom has got to be voted out of office, as well as other liberal politicians.

252. Tweak It And Make It Yours
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Description: There is nothing wring with looking at what works in business, copying it, and tweaking it to work for you.

253. IRS Systems Go Down On Tax Day. Russians?
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Description: IRS Systems Go Down In Tax due day. Russians or just bad IRS computer systems? All of us have to be concerned about our data and how secure it is.

254. Simplify Your Business and Your Story
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Description: Don't feed your one cow all the grain. Simplify your business and the story you tell. Simplify!

255. Politicians That Challenge The Constitution - Vote Them Out
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Description: Our constitution is be challenged by politicians, states, cities, judges. Our nation is under attack from within. Only Americans can stop this attack.

256. Sunday Blessings Through Meditation And Prayer
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Description: prayer is the best firm if meditation.

257. Quarter One Has Ended - Did You Accomplish Your Goals?
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Description: The first quarter of 2018 is over. Did you set your goals and meet them? What did you do the first quarter to grow your business? If you dont know we have trouble with a capital T.

258. Start-up Businesses - Do Better At Your Financial Reporting
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Description: Your Financial Statements tell your business story. Do Better at your accounting.

259. Are We Safe From The DOJ, Corrupt California Politics, and Now Facebook?
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Description: Are We Safe From The FBI, DOJ, Corrupt politics, and now Facebook? We are in trouble in this nation and as Americans we have to stop this nonsense. We have to take back our nation. ASAP! Get involved, use your voice and your vote.

260. In Life And Business - Walk The Ethical Road
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Description: Sometimes we take the wrong road instead of the ethical road. The wrong road gets us into trouble. We have to do better.

261. Stop California Liberals From Destroying A Beautiful Stste
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Description: Stop corrupt California Liberal Politicians from destroying a beautiful state.

262. Question - Do You Have Your Estate Planned For Death?
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Description: Today is the time for you to get your life in order for death. Trusts, Estates, Wills, Healthcare Directives, Taxes - plan for it. Get it together.

263. California Is Being Eaten Up By A Corrupt Political Agenda Cancer
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Description: California is being eaten alive by corrupt politicians pushing a liberal Agenda instead of doing what is right for legal Californians. They are destroying California and pushing people out. It is time to take back California and clean out the state capital.

264. Take Your Tax Refund And Use It Wisely!
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Description: Take Your Tax Refund - pay down debt, invest in your retirement, build an emergency fund. Don't just spend it. Do something money smart for your future.

265. Happy Easter
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Description: Happy Easter. God is good? Always.

266. Stop Flashing And Build A Strong Business
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Description: If you flash fake success, you will lose it all. Build a strong business.

267. On Good Friday - Be Thankful For Forgiveness
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Description: Happy good Friday, go out today and ask for forgiveness and pray that you are able to forgive. God is good - always.

268. Parents, Get Involved With Your Teachers Classroom Needs
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Description: Your child's teacher spends a lot of out of pocket expenses to make your students learning experience better. They don't get reimbursed by their school. Don't you think you should help? Get involved.

269. It's OK To Take One Hour A Day Just For You
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Description: The sweetness of doing nothing. Take One Hour A Day Just for yourself. Refresh yourself. Live.

270. You Voted To Increase Spending? Watch As Americans Vote You Out!
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Description: So you voted to use Americans as your credit card to increase Spending? Watch As Americans Vote You out of office. Americans are not your credit card. Vote those out that voted to raise massive spending of our tax dollars.

271. Mr. President - VETO Omnibus
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Description: Americans are not the credit card for bad spending by the Government. Veto this spending bill, it is bad for America.

272. The Devils Omnibus Spending Bill Has Got To Be Cut!
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Description: 2,200 pages of spending - NO cuts, pure spending with an open ended credit card being paid by Americans. Shut the government down and cut spending in places we were promised spending. More campaign lies and stupid liberal spending. It has to be stopped.

273. Trump Isn't Keeping His Promise To Cut Spending. What Happened?
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Description: What happened to Trump and the GOP in keeping their promise to cut spending? Hold these politicians accountable for not keeping their promise to the taxpayers. Cut spending, we Americans have to do it every single day.

274. A Early Morning Chat
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Description: The time change has affected my body click where I wake up at 3 am. So let's chat. I am awake.

275. Self Preparing Your Tax Return?
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Description: If you are self preparing your tax return, make sure you understand the rules. Scrub your return line by line and look up the qualification rules of the credits and deductions you are taking. You may or may not qualify. Make sure you catch everything you have entered, review it, scrub it. Best bet - hire a tax professional.

276. Turning 61 And Still Moving Forward
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Description: Turning 61 isn't bad at all. Still Moving forward with a smile and a desire to accomplish a lot more. Don't get in my way.

277. Are You Running A Real Business Or A Hobby?
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Description: If you continue to run losses in your business year after year, are you running a real business or a hobby in the eyes of the IRS?

278. McCabe Is Fired - America Focus On Ethics!
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Description: The FBI is still a strong agency, even though a few agents that acted unethical. We as Americans have got to hold politicians and government accountable for unethical activity. We Americans have got to do better at taking back control of our nation, all of us have got to become ethical in all things.

279. CALIFORNIA GAS TAX REPEAL CALL TO ACTION - NOW!
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Description: We have a call to action, we need more signatures to repeal the California gas tax that Gov. Brown pushed on California. Go to www.reformcalifornia.org or www.wbtpod.com (click on get involved) download the petition and get 5 signatures. Key word - GET INVOLVED AND REPEAL THE GAS TAX.

280. Find Your Sense Of Community And Slow Down
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Description: Find your sense of community. Walk down main street and live a new life, get involved. Slow down from the rat race, slow it down.

281. It's Not Just About Cash In Running Your Business
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Description: Don't just look at how much money is in your business account. There is more work to be done on your financial statements. Do it right!

282. Smart Economics 101 For America
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Description: Simplifying how we look at how government can stop an economy from growing. Over taxation and regulation always stalls, puts growth in hold. Challenge the media and political words of nonsense on the economy. They do so much harm.

283. California Liberal Politicians Are Wrong For California
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Description: Californians Have got to take back control. Liberal politics is not working, it is making California worse.

284. California Liberal Politicians Must Comply With Federal Laws
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Description: California's corrupt liberal politicians are challenging federal laws, the constitution, and doing great damage to Californians. We must hold them accountable. Enforce the law.

285. Tax Refund? Means You Over Paid In Taxes
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Description: Tax refunds are goid to get, but it also means you over paid the Government. How you use that refund is important too. Pay down debt, invest, plan for the future. Be snart.

286. Engaged? Are You Financially Compatible?
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Description: Before you even say I DO, ask the question - Are you financially compatible. Start of clean, know each other's financial situation. Be honest and plan together. Become debt free.

287. Church Sunday - Holllywood, Dont Hate, Love Instead
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Description: Hollywood will give out awards tonight and may spout hate through politics. Block the hate with prayer. God loves you, spread love through prayer.

288. Trade With Countries Have To Be Challenged
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Description: America has been weak for way too long on trade with other countries. Sometimes a threat of a trade war is needed to even the playing field. Everyone knew it was coming, Trump warned us. No panic area here.

289. Billy Grahams Simple Message - God Loves You
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Description: Today Rev Grahams body was placed in our nation's capital. His simple message was said again - God Loves You. Just as I am. Rest in peace, our nation's pastor, Billy Graham.

290. Block The Hate Agenda And Listen To Some Jazz
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Description: Hate surrounds us 24/7, block it. Listen to some jazz. Academy awards are going to be political - BLOCK it. Time to start finding ways to add value into our lives. Block hate and listen to some jazz.

291. Ethics In Life and Taxes
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Description: Before you make any decision in life, make sure it is ethically driven. Do what is right before wrong.

292. Church Sunday: Giving Reveals Your Purpose
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Description: Stop thinking you deserve something. Turn it around and start giving back to your family and community. What is your purpose? Get involved.

293. Crises Management: Have Notes - Listen - Resolve Issues
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Description: The media pounded on Trump for having notes in his hands. A crises requires notes, they become your teams talking points to ease the pain and crises. You listen to find ways to resolve problems. Notes are vital. They are a sign of leadership and every team members should care those note always. This is not a political issue, it is a crises leadership requirement.

294. Own A Corporation? Did You Just Write Yourself A Dividend Check?
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Description: When you write a check to yourself out of your corporation you may just have created a tax consequence, a dividend. www.lodge-co.com. Ask your tax accountant on what to do.

295. Financial Statement Reporting and Words on Rev Graham
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Description: You need to focus on better accounting practices. A few words in memory of Billy Graham.

296. Financial Statements Are Not Done At A Snap Of A Finger
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Description: Workvwith an accountant throughout the year, not just at the end of the year. Get clean financials working together. Contact Lodge & Co at www.lodge-co.com

297. Happy Presidents Day - Are We United?
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Description: Happy Presidents Day, or George Washington's birthday. How United are you as an American? If you are spouting hate about the President and our nation then you have no idea what the meaning of United States Of America is all about. Washington knew very well because he was part of the formation of this nation. Are you United with the country or are you trying to divide? Hate divides, but love of nation Unites for the good of our great nation. Are you United?

298. Church Sunday - People May Hate But Love Them Anyway Because God Loves You
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Description: People may spout hate, they may disagree with you, call you names, make fun of you, bully you - Love them anyway. Block hate with love and respect. If you fight hate with hate then evil acts become stronger. Block hate.

299. I Am Blocking Those That Hate On Social Media And Found A Breath Of Fresh Air
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Description: I feel that I was being hit every single day on social media by people who hate politically. I have started to block them and a whole new world opened up. A better world of positive energy. Block Hate! Hate walks with evil, if you are spouting hate then you know evil too well.

300. Evil and Hate Attacks Again - Pray For Florida
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Description: Evil and hate hit America, killing again. Hate and evil travel together and finds that one weak individual to do its dirty work. Hate is arround us 24 hours a day, it is be spouted out by politicians and the media, people are attacking each other with words of hate, and then someone snaps. We have to do better. Words of hate do so much damage and speeds up evil to happen. You and I, we have to do better. Pray for Florida and out nation today. And keep praying for each other and our nation. Pray constantly.

301. It's 2018 - Have You Filled Out A New W-4 For Payroll Taxes?
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Description: It is 2018 and tax rates have changed for Payroll, fill out a new W-2. Also, other new tax issues.

302. Congress Just Set Us Up With Their Spending Bill
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Description: Congress really set us up with their spending bill. They raised spending and debt but took no expenses away. The tax reform you just got will be taken away. They will raise taxes to pay for their debt. They will have no choice, and you and me are screwed again. Hold the Democrats and Republicans accountable and vote them all out of office who voted for more spending.

303. Church Sunday - See God's Bigger Picture
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Description: We get bogged down with our problems but we forget to see God's bigger picture for us.

304. CA / NY Does Not Speak For The Rest Of America
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Description: Between California and New York, all of the rest of the 48 states, do not think or see things as these two liberal states believes. Totally different, California and New York do not speak for the rest of the nation. The 48 states are the silent majority that makes the changes in government.

305. Hey - Those Start-up Costs Are Deductible
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Description: If your starting a company that is new and starting up, those start-up costs are deductible on your tax return. Talk to your accountant or send me an email at: mlodge@lodge-co.com and I will walk you through it.

306. Political Tuesday - The Political Agenda Of Adam Schiff To Obstruct
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Description: Did you Renew your ITIN? Main meat - Adam Schiff has taken a committee process and the memo on FISA and turned it into political corruption with lies, leaking information out to the press while in closed door session, has called members of his committee untrustworthy. Then he comes out with a Democratic memo on the same subject and named committee members names in it, and the memo does nothing. He is more concerned with his political agenda instead of doing what is right for the American people.

307. Lessons In Building A Business
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Description: In running my business I have learned a lot over the course of my lifetime since 1984 when I first started my firm. I came accross this really good article that I want to share with you.

308. Church Sunday - Smile, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff
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Description: Don't sweat the small stuff, smile instead. Think about the empty words that you use. We are accountable for every single empty word that comes out of our mouth. Focus, don't sweat the small stuff in life, you can get through it. Just smile.

309. Keeping Our Government Accountable
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Description: We as Americans have to do a better job in holding our government accountable in he ethics of upholding their oaths of office, in protecting the constitution, and protecting Americans. FISA is a good example how oaths and ethics was put to the side to fulfil their political agenda. This should never happen, the FBI and DOJ must always remain independent of politics, their focus should be on defending the Constitution and the laws of the United States. We must have good governance - not political agenda's.

310. The Memo - Bad Governance In The FBI and DNC
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Description: We learned a lot of the FISA Memo from Congress, but the biggest is that the FBI had members that became politically corrupt. We also learned hat members of the DNC side of Congress will do anything to protect politically corruptness. We need to challenge our government to do better governance of the United States.

311. The Thought Process To Our Decisions
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Description: You and I are in control of our decisions. God gives us guidance on how to make decisions. And Give gave us the power to make our own decisions. We need to focus on the process of good decision making with God's help.

312. You May Drive A Vega But You Have A Great Story
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Description: Sometimes we live with what we got in order to develop a good story to get to your next place in life.

313. What You Need To Know About The 2017 Tax Filing
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Description: Here are some things you need to know about your 2017 taxes. If you need a tax organizer, go to www.lodg-co.com and click on CLIENT FORMS. Get Organized.

314. Teach Your Clients And Then Earn
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Description: If you focus on teaching your clients the business will come. Focus on learning, passing on the knowledge, show that you know business, and do what you do best. Focus only on the money and you will fail. Focus on your ability to do what you do best, help your clients, and there will be financial flow.

315. Tax Time Starts Jan 29th - Are You Ready?
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Description: Tax Time is here and time to get your business and personal returns done. Remember S-Corps, LLCs, and partnerships are sue March 15th. C-corps on April 19th. 1099s and W-2s are due January 31st. Get organized, get your act together. www.lodge-co.com

316. Government Is Out Of Control But Americans Move Forward
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Description: We have a failure in government, it is shutdown but Americans keep moving forward. DACA may be the new hate word by Americans.

317. Schumer Shutdown Begins And You Should Be Pissed
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Description: Americans should be mad as hell at Schumer, Pelosi and those that voted NO on the spending bill. DACA has to stand on its own, not be tied to the spending bill. Doing so make it pure corrupt politics by Schumer. This is a Schumer Shutdown and I am pissed.

318. California Puts California Business In Legal Jeprody With The Feds
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Description: Today the California Attorney General said he will prosecute businesses who comply with the sweeps by ICE. This action puts California businesses in legal jeprody with the Federal Government. California businesses need protection from the DOJ. Help!

319. We Have Do Do Better In The Decision Process Of People
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Description: You can learn a lot sometimes from a movie. I watched "All That Money" that showed how ruthless J Paul Gerry was in business and with his family. Probably the most dangerous type of individual to be around when everything has to benefit them, and them only. All of us know these types of people.

320. Our Immigration System Is In The S___h____!
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Description: Our Immigration System Is In trouble, the President is frustrated along with the American people. politicians play politics and flip out the race cards. Americans are angry at these politicians - they do nothing to solve the problem, they create a bigger mess. Americans pound on your Senators and members of Congress to get something done.

321. Get Organized For Your Tax Accountant
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Description: Be prepared for your tax preparation appointment. Get a tax organizer at www.lodge-co.com

322. Personal and Business Growth
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Description: Every start of the year we should focus on our growth in our personal and business lives.

323. Last Podcast For 2017 - Onto 2018
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Description: My final podcast for 2017. In the final moments of the year we must reflect and respond, make 2018 a better year. Happy New Year!

324. Unfairness - Not At Christmas Time
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Description: We always forget what Christmas is all about. We think that the world is unfair, you have been treated unfair. But you have also been unfair to other people. If you have a need for prayer send an email to: mlodge@lodge-co.com (thanks to Rick Warrens Daily study)

325. Ethics - Conflicts of Interest
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Description: Ethics and Conflicts of Interest is very important that we all focus on this issue. In our business, government, church, what ever we are doing we need to think about conflict of interest. If you have any questions send me an email at: mlodge@lodge-co.com

326. Californians Get Involved - California Now Wants To Tax You Per Mile
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Description: California is out of control. They are now looking at taxing you on a per mile basis. You need to get involved in repealing the current gasoline tax increase and stop them from making you pay per mile. California - take your state back from corrupt liberal politicians in Sacramento. Do something before they tax you on everything. Get involved by going to www.wbtpod.com and click on GET INVOLVED

327. Dealing With The Irrational
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Description: The world has changed with everyone having an agenda, most of the time presented by irrational people. So today we talk about how to deal with the irrational.

328. POLITICAL TUESDAY - Challenge The Data
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Description: For this next year as Americans we need to challenge the data and information being spun to us. Challenge the unethical members of Govenment that are not following the issues of ethics, double standards, conflict of interest. This needs to be challenged by us as Americans. Forget what party you are a member of - do it as an American - challenge bad government.

329. POLITICAL TUESDAY - I am Disgusted With A Corrupt Liberal Political America
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Description: The liberals have destroyed a nation that was built on truth and honesty, but now we are run by corrupt politicians trying to destroy the President nad our vote. No matter what, they will try and destroy a naion through their political agenda. Stand up, challenge those spinning nonsense, stay focused, know your data. Dont let them play dirty, challenge every thing.

330. Christmas And Being Proactive On Your 2017 Taxes
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Description: Christmas is almost here, but your 2017 tax situation needs to be thought of. Be proactive, talk to your tax accountant, see if there is anything you can do to reduce your tax liability n your tax return, but you have to do it now. Be proactive.

331. Sunday Message - Resentment Just Makes No Sense
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Description: Resentment causes too much trouble. We see it everyday in our lives, and perhaps we have resentment against others. It is Christmas time - Forgive.

332. Instead of Taxes - Christmas Music
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Description: Usually I do a podcast everyday on business and taxes. Let's put them to the side and listen to some new Christmas music. Merry Christmas everyone

333. Adoption Deduction May Go Away - Adopt Anyway
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Description: The adoption expense deduction may go away, that is ok. There are deductions that should go away because it is open for audit. Every single deduction you take can open an audit. But we adopt out of love - not as a tax deductions.

334. Dec 31 Is The Due Date To Renew Your ITIN
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Description: December 31 is the due date to revew your ITIN, you don't have much time if you need to renew.

335. Tax Year End - Be Pro-Active - Call Your Tax Accountant Today
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Description: You only have a few weeks left, you need to call your tax accountant and go over where you stand today on your taxes. Do you need to fill out a new W-4 for year end? Do you owe taxes where you need to take out extra for 2017 on your payroll. Are there 2018 tax deductions that you can pay for in 2017. Talk to your tax accountant today. If you owe a business do not wait until the last minute in 2018, you should be working on your financial statements now. If you need for my firm to prepare it call us at: 888.681.1518

336. Tax Reform Isn't Done - Get Involved
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Description: The Senate and the Congress go into conference to grind out the final bill to go to the President - if passed. Sen. Collins said she may not support this final bill. So we need to get involved and tell these politicians - get it done.

337. Sunday Message - Christmas Is Joy Filled Generous Life
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Description: Merry Christmas, it is the Christmas season. Sunday I take off my accountants hat and put on my clergy robe, I love Sundays. Remember you have so much to give. Giving doesn't mean money all the time, it can mean giving of your generous life to others. Reach your hand out to people and wish them a Very Merry Christmas. Thank you to Rick Warrens daily lessons.

338. Tax Reform Moves Forward
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Description: So I am very happy I was wrong. I really thought at least two Senators were going to stop the tax reform bill to move forward. I was wrong - thank goodness. However, I am not happy with the Democrats who sit on the side, moaning and complaining, pointing fingers, spinning lies, and adding nothing to the discussion of tax reform. This hate game has got to stop, it is getting old.

339. Kate Steinle - America Is Sad
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Description: The State of California and the City of San Francisco have blood on their hands for being a sanctuary of illegal criminals. California is no longer safe for Americans who believe in the laws that protect all of us. This death was preventable by not allowing this killer to be in their city, but they chose to protect that killer. Worthless.

340. McCain and Flake - Will Probably Screw Up Tax Reform
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Description: Two Senators have become a liability to the GOP in the Senate that want the President and Tax Reform to fail. Political Karma is a bitch when you go against the will of the american people. Will tax reform happen? Probably not - Senators want to play politics.

341. Your Success Habits
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Description: We need to develope some success principles everyday as we run our business and are employees.

342. Democrats Don't Want To Play At The Big Table - Your Toast!
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Description: Shummer and Pelosi refused to sit down with the President and talk about the budget and spending, but they have no new ideas. Instead of participating in the democratic process they don't show up to the table. That is dangerous to America.

343. GOP Senators That Can Screw Up Tax Reforms
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Description: There are several GOP Senators that want to play politics with Tax Reform instead of doing what is good for the American people.

344. Sunday Message - Give From Your Heart At Christmas
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Description: You may not have the most money in the world to give at Christmas, forget just money, use your talents that God has given you to help someone. Don't let your talents go to waste - give them at Christmas

345. CHARITABLE GIVING - IT'S THE SEASON
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Description: It's that time of the year when it is the time for giving. Let's go over the rules of what is deductable and at the same time focus on our communities. People need our help.

346. Nov 25th - Small Business Saturdays - Don't Forget Your Teachers
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Description: November 25th is Small Business Saturdays, support your communities small business. When your out shopping - don't forget about your teachers needs. Every school season teachers are taking money out of their own paychecks to buy school supplies for their students. This is not right, call your teacher and ask them what they need for their classroom. Get involved - support your small business and your teachers. Get involved this Christmas season. Merry Christmas.

347. Be Thankful - Happy Thanksgiving
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Description: Happy Thanksgiving to all our our listeners, our friends, clients and staff. Our offices will be closed from November 21 through the 27th. If you have any concerns please send them to: info@lodge-co.com

348. Political Tuesday - Congress Has A Shush Slush Fund For Sexual Harassment?
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Description: Why are Americans paying for the settlement of sexual harassment charges for members of Congress? How much have been paid out and who are the people involved. I demand he pays that back to the Congress and that money be returned to the American people. For those of you who have been harassed have legal rights to sue and report, if you don't it will keep going on. Stand up and use the legal venue available to you to stop the harassment.

349. Get Your Taxes and Personal Finances Ready for 2018
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Description: If you are having problems with your personal finance and your tax issues you can start to plan now. Create a budget, Save, Create an Emergency fund, pay your bills on time, sit down with your tax accountant and discuss your W-4 for your 2017 tax return. Be proactive!

350. Californians - Take Back Your State - Get Involved
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Description: California, we have a lot of problems in the state of California. A new gas tax that needs to be repealed and a law that made the state a santuary state. That is not acceptable. Get involved. Go to my web site at www.wbtpod.com and click on the tab "GET INVOLVED". We need your help.

351. Sunday Message - How Are You Using Your Talents?
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Description: Sunday is my day to take my accountant and business hat off and put on my spiritural robes. Today we talk about the talents God has given us. Asking the questions are we using them to do good? During the tough times of our lives God is giving us an educational experience because he has a plan for us. Sometimes it takes a mountain to trust in these talents he has given us.

352. Dirty Rotten Scoundrals In Politics
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Description: How did we loose control of our nations government. We have individuals in politics that are pointing fingers but doing the exact same as they accuse the other person of. This has got to stop. Those that have been caught the ethics standard should be - resign from office. We have scoundrals playing dirty politics and enough is enough.

353. Employers - Give Creative Gifts To Your Employees - Say Thank You
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Description: Every year about this time I start to think about what to give employees for Christmas. Items that can motivate them but also say Thank You for a job well done. Let's be creative this Christmas season.

354. Let's Improve Our Communication Skills
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Description: Sometimes you and I are put into situations on responding to questions, some of these questions are aggresive and need a well thought out response.

355. The House Pases Tax Reform - Will The Senate Screw It Up?
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Description: Congrats to the House of Representatives for passing tax reform - however it goes to the US Senate - will they screw it up? Pass the House bill and move forward. The Senate version is worthless. Keep you promise to the American people.

356. Tax Strategies For 2017 Still Can Be Made
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Description: There are several tax planning activities you can still do to help you for your 2017 tax return.

357. Divorce Tax
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Description: There are several tax issues you need to think about when going through a divorce. Take some time and work with your tax practitioner.

358. Throw The Senate Tax Reform Bill In The Trash
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Description: The Senate tax reform bill needs to be trashed. We need to be working with the bill out of Congress because it does more things to help business and taxpayers. The Senate bill needs to be shreaded.

359. Be Humble Or You Will Stumble
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Description: I love Sundays. This is the day I take off my tax accountants cap and put on my clergy robes. Today we are talking together about humility. Be humble or your will stumble. Wisdom that we need to pray for daily. I think Rick Warren for this lesson study.

360. Thank You To My Father On Veterans Day
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Description: Today is Veterans day. My father was a Veteran, he took a bullet that was in his body until the day he died. In all the years growing up I never heard one American go to my Father and say - Thank You. I want to say Thank You to my father on this Veterans day - for a job well done. Thank you to all Veterans who have served our country and to all the men and women who continue to serve this nation. Thank you for a job well done.

361. Tax Reform Bills - Senate No - Congress Yes
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Description: In reviewing the two bills there are differences. Congress has a good bill - so far, and the Senate stinks to high heaven. The Senate bill has no idea what tax simplication is. The bill in Congress still needs work but much better then the Senate. Get your act together Senate, what you have presented is not tax reform.

362. Scrub Your Financial Statements - Now!
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Description: You only have a few weeks to look at your financial statements and see how well you have performed. It is also time to look at the goals you did not accomplish and what needs to happen for next year.

363. You May Need To Revise Your W-4
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Description: It is only a few weeks to the end of the year. It is vital that you understand your payroll stuff, look at your W-4 and see if you need to increase or reduce the amount of exemptions you need to adjust. If you have had a life change your W-4 needs to be adjusted for those changes.

364. The Hard Truths You Need To Accept
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Description: In our daily personal and business lives there are hard truths we need to accept to make us stronger. Here are 6 thuths that help me and should help you. Lets become stronger.

365. Monitor Your Social Media
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Description: We need to be more proactive in monitoring social media that involve our employees, clients and associates. Is there something there that will help us follow - see something - say something.

366. Pray For Texas
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Description: I ask that all of you bow your heads and pray for the community of Texas. They have gone through so much grief, but they are not alone. You and I are with them in Prayer.

367. Sunday Message - Integrity
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Description: It is so important that we focus on our integrity, how we deal with people, how we keep our promises. It is also important for us to weed out those that don't have integrity. Focus this week on your intigity, it is what defines you before people and God.

368. Tax Season and Tax Reform
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Description: I am happy to be back in South Carolina. We are getting ready for the tax season and reviewing the aspects of tax reform. Too many things going on so lets get involved.

369. Diversity Visa Lottery? How Many Dumb Laws Need To Go?
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Description: How many outdated laws do we have that can do harm to Americans? I find this diversity visa program out of date and not acceptable in a current situation with countries that hate us. Senator Schummer, what in the world were you thinking? Worthless.

370. Political Tuesday - Americans Get Mad At Bad Tax Policies
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Description: Congress is not doing real tax reform - demand that they do. California you gas tax goes up on Nov 1 and you did nothing to stop it - repeal it.

371. indictments Are A Good Lesson On Foreign Bank Accounts
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Description: Indictments can teach us a lot about having foreign bank accounts and not reporting them to the Treasury Department and the IRS. FinCen and FBAR, learn those two terms.

372. Sunday Message - Think About Your Spiritual Appetite
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Description: Have you thought about your spiritual appitite? Do you have one? Lets talk about it.

373. Don't Count On Biased Data
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Description: Many of you use biased data to support your business or political arguments, or to make business decisions with. Learn to look at the entire picture, or all of the pieces of the pie.

374. Are You Really Doing Enough To Market Your Business?
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Description: Are we really working at marketing our businesses? Are we hoping that when we have a web site that business will flow in? Are we doing enough?

375. Sunday Message - Gentleness
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Description: Sometimes we just needs to surrender all to find our gentleness. Let's work on it.

376. Tax Reform Update - Don't Know
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Description: The Senate passed their budget, but that is not the end. There is a lot more that needs to happen. But will Congress have the balls to do it?

377. We Need To Be Motivated - Daily!
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Description: Everyday when I wake up I try to find words that will motivate me for the day. I repeat some of these motivational quotes to inspire me for the day. Being motivated is a daily responsibility to get up and do great things.

378. Rep. Wilson Of Florida Put Politics Before An American Soldier
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Description: I listened to Gen. Kelly as he went throug step by step of the process when solder dies. Rep. Wilson of florida took a great life of a soldier, who died in service, and turned it into a political circus. This kind of hate has got to stop. We deserve better.

379. I Am Getting Old - But Still Learning
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Description: I was watching the show pickers and found that I am old, because everything they were looking for to buy and sell, I was alive when most of it were there when I was a kid. Now they are worth thousands of dollars. But as time goes by I have grown up with technology changes, today I keep learning and I encourage all of you to learn as much as you can.

380. Do You Have Unstoppable Optimism and Passion For Your Business?
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Description: Are you still being creative? Do you continue to learn? Do you have passion for what you do? Do you have optimism in what you do?

381. Political Tuesday - Congress Sit Down And Get It Done!
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Description: So far Congress has made a lot of promises but have done nothing to get key legislation done. No one wants to work together to accomplish the goals of the American people. Be fair to the American people and keep your promise.

382. Work Your Referrals!
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Description: Referrals are the best way to bring in clients. You have to work at it, local customers are vital to your business. There are several ways to get referrals - but you have to work it.

383. What Is Your Business Story?
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Description: Every start-up, new company, current operating company, need to know how to tell your story. That is how people know about you, and your employees will know.

384. Hold Your Board Of Directors Responsible
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Description: Over the past few days we have seen how a board of directors failed to protect the company they served. They let a leader of the company become sexual abusive to talent and employees. All boards should be held responsible for allowing leaders to become a major risk to the survival of the company or non-profit.

385. Your Not Alone In Your Grief
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Description: We have gone hrough a lot of grief in this nation over the past few weeks. You are not alone in your grief. You have a community that grieves with you, God is with you. Have strength in knowing your not alone.

386. Calling People Names Is Not A Political Argument
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Description: Many times we have been on social media and debating political issues. However, if the other side does not have an argument to back up their political agenda they start calling you names. Debate is about data, if you have an arguments make sure you know what you are talking about. Know your argument with data.

387. Corporate Board Of Directors Need To Do A Better Job
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Description: For 30 years Hollywood corporations new there was sexual abuse and leadership abuse - but did nothing. I encourage all boards to start looking at their leadership top down, their policies and procedures and communicated with their leadership, talent and employees. Boards - do your job.

388. Liberal California Politicians Are Not Telling You The Truth
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Description: California and their liberal politicans have been spreading the story that California is 6th in the world economy - but they have not told you the real story that California is in a risky situation because of bad liberal state management.

389. Business Owners - Learn To Lead By Asking Questions
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Description: Business owners need to learn to ask questions. What can I do to help you? What do you think? How can I do better

390. Small Business - Know Your Demographics
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Description: America changes and as a small business you need to know how demographics are changing. You may need to adjust your business model slightly to take into consideration the change. Know your demographics.

391. Small Business - Understand Budgets and Financial Statements
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Description: The only way for you to understand what is going on with your business is by budgeting and understanding your financial statements. These documents help you know where you are doing well or why you are loosing money. Call my office at: 888.681.1518 and ask to set up an phone or meeting with Michael Lodge.

392. Political Tuesday - Politics, Nothing Getting Done, and Weinstein
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Description: It is political Tuesday and time to talk about Congress doing nothing, Corker tweeting very badly, and Harvey Weinstin and the corruption of Hollywood.

393. Start Preparing Your 2018 Business Budgets
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Description: It is now October and it is time to prepare your 2018 budget, it is vital for you to look at your risks, sales cycles, and other issues that may come in 2018. Be prepared and be ready for a great 2018. If you need someone to prepare your budget for 2018 send Michael Lodge and E-Mail at: mlodge@lodge-co.com

394. It's Halloween - Let's Tell A Scary Story
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Description: Here is my scary story that really happened to me in France. A battle between good and evil. Evil did not win but it made it's presence known. Happy Halloween.

395. Reconstructing your Records After A Natural Disaster
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Description: Natural disasters have really been plentiful this year. So after the disaster you may have to reconstruct your records for tax purposes or insurance. In this podcast we go over the stepts. You can read the blog on this subject by going to: www.wbtpod.com

396. California Is A Risk
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Description: California has become a risk and is no longer a viable state to start a business or live in. High taxes, social politics, liberal political agendas are chasing out the middle class and businesses.

397. Sunday Message - Let's Stop Hating
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Description: We are surrounded by hate, everywhere we go we seee or hear hate. It's time we stop hating and start getting more involved in our communities. Put hate to the side and start spreading love instead of hate.

398. Every Business Should Have A Crises Plan
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Description: With so many events happening in this world, you never know when evil will strike. Put in place a crisis plan so you are prepared and protect your company.

399. Tax Reform Needs An Exorcism
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Description: Nothing is getting done in Congress. Tax reform is needed and the members of Congress play politics. We have three types of members of Contress - The Hater of Trump - The Ones Tied To Lobbiest Groups- and The Member of A Party Faction. The role of Congress has been corrupted and nothing will get done on real tax reform. Reducing tax rates is not tax reform.

400. Get A Cup Of Coffee And Visit With Someone
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Description: I love living in South Carolina. You will have people come and just visit with you. Doug Deforest has a great song that we share with you today - "I Guess I'm Living Right". Go out, talk to people, put your political hate to the side, lock it in a closet, and start getting to know people.

401. Is Your Side Hussle a Hobby or a real business?
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Description: You need to focus on several things when doing a side hobby apart from your real job. Is it a business or a hobby? You need to ask that question because the IRS will ask that question if you have a history of losses.

402. A Day Of Tragedy Is Not A Day For Politics
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Description: Political agendas do nothing to tragedy. But prayer, helping those in pain on a day of trageday, to heal. Politicans that turn tragedy into a political event are worthless. Pray today.

403. We Can Learn A Lot About Personal Finance From A 27 Year Old
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Description: We need to do better about our personal finances. This is a story of a 27 year old kid who saved up to $200,000 and gives some sound advice on how he did it.

404. Everyone Who Has Started A business Have Done Some Strange Things
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Description: When you start a new business you have done some strange things. Taking phone calls in the strange places, have done almost everything. It is a walk of life that you will always remember.

405. Dr. Seuss is Racist? Really?
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Description: When did Dr. Seuss become racist? Just remember if you believe in good, being independent, being your own person, it becomes racist with Liberals. How corrupt was this Libraian to take a childs book and turn it political. Enough, let kids be kids and let them live a political free childhood.

406. Tax Advantage Of Unusual Tax Deductions
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Description: There are several unusual deductions that people do not know is available to you. www.wbtpod.com

407. Your Vacation Home And Your Tax Issues
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Description: Vacation homes are popular in various parts of the country. But there are tax issues on how you use that vacation home. www.wbtpod.com

408. Hey Congress - Tax Cuts Is Not Tax Reform
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Description: Tax cuts is not tax reform. We have over 74,000 pages in the IRS tax code and no one is addressing the complecated mess of taxation. It is too complecated and Americans do not know what they are signing - under penalty and purjury.

409. Equifax And Your 2017 Tax Return
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Description: The Equifax credit data breach may affect your tax return. You have to be proactive in protecting your tax data.

410. Political Tuesday - Congress Puts Politics In Front Of Americans
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Description: Nothing is getting done in Congress. We have no leadership in the Senate and the Congress to get things done that we put them there to do. Congress has become a failure and it has to change.

411. Why You Might Not Stop Working When You Retire
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Description: When you get to the time to retire there may be reasons why you can't stop working. Let's talk about it.

412. How You Drive And Your Business Personality
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Description: If you are driving badly, bothering people, taking your time, texting or facbook checking is usually how you act in business and the office. Think about it.

413. Divorce and Taxes Need Attention
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Description: Divorce creates a lot of stress, but not looking at your tax situation could also create more problems. Sit down with your tax professional and make sure you know the tax issues of divorce

414. Are You Suffering From FOMO?
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Description: Do you know what FOMO is? Listen to the podcast and pass it on

415. Sports/Entertainment & Politics - A Mixture Of Stupidity
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Description: Come on, I don't want to sit down on a Sunday to see a player making a political statements. I want to spend three hours watching a game and being entertained. Politics and Sports is not a good mixture

416. Get Out And Do Nothing
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Description: If there is anything you learn from my Podcast, learn - the sweetness of doing nothing

417. Sen. McCain Is Holding Healthcare Reform Hostage
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Description: Politicians and government should not be involved in our healthcare needs. Politicians make healthcare very political and nothing can get done to fix or reform it. So they hold the process hostage through politics.

418. Know Your Business Partner
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Description: When starting out you may feel you need a partner, but reconsider, sometimes to reduce the risk it is better to do it yourself.

419. What Is In the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill?
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Description: Liberals on the left are comming out with statements that pre-existing conditions will not be covered - lie, it is in the bill. So let's go over what is in this bill before you start spouting political spin.

420. From Bible Time To Now - Taxes Still A Problem
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Description: The tax collector was looked at lower then a robber. They were looked at as unclean. They were taxed on everything and nothing has changed until today. We need change.

421. Political Tuesday - Congress Is Worthless
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Description: This is political Tuesday. Congress still has not done tax reform or ACA repeal and replacement. Also, Thank you to Trump for a strong speech to the United Nations.

422. Hurricane Irma Tax Update
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Description: Update for the State of Florida on tax returns the IRS has offered you some relief. If you have any questions please go to our blog on www.wbtpod.com

423. Tax Benefits For Your Education
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Description: There are really good tax benefits you can take on your tax return for tax benefit in obtaining your degree or higher education. Take advantage of it. Go to www.wbtpod.com and read the blog on Education Tax Credits.

424. Go Clemson Tigers
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Description: I am broadcasting now from South Carolina. And I am getting into the love of community, one of the loves here in SC is college football. I am learning, I have never followed college football before, but when you part of a real community - college football rules.

425. Constantly Learn - Get Addicted To It
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Description: Learning makes you a better person. Spend an hour each day to learn, study about business and leadership. The more you learn the more you grow.

426. America Has Lost Their Common Sense
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Description: Politicians and americans have lost their ability to discuss the nations issues with common sense, instead it is replaced with hate. Hate ends any reason to listen to people to push hate agendas.

427. Know Your Taxpayer Bill Of Rights
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Description: Every taxpayer is protected by the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights. Know them in dealing with any IRS issue that is thrown at you.

428. 9/11 Teaches Us To Unite - Not Hate
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Description: 9/11 Teaches us to unite, to come together, and protect a nation founded on freedoms and responsibilities.

429. Take Hate Out Of Your Language To Others
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Description: Hate has gone too far in our daily conversations with other americans. We need to stop this hate. Politicians have got to stop hating and start working together.

430. Divorce and Taxes
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Description: Divorce has tax implications to you. We have a very complicated tax code that deals with a complicated issues of divorce.

431. Tell Your Senator To support HR 1843 - Protecting Tax Payers From IRS Abuse
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Description: This is a call for all taxpayers to call their US senator to support HR 1843. This bill protects taxpayers from abbusive acts by the IRS. Call you senator today.

432. Advisory For Preparing For Hurricanes, Floods and Other Natual Disasters
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Description: With storms reaching the United States soon I would like to provide you with an advisory in preparation of your financial records for the storms.

433. Hurricane Harvey Tax Issues - Be Aware
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Description: With every disaster like Hurricane Harvey - there are tax issues. Here are a couple that have come up that you need to be aware of.

434. Be Mentally Strong
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Description: Every day through your business life you have to be mentally strong. Let's go over the rules.

435. The Steps Of Success
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Description: When you are starting a business or own one, you go through a whole lot of steps that shapes your success.

436. Today Is A Day Of Prayer - Pray
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Description: Today is the national day of prayer. Take a few moments, pray for Texas and our nation. Unify America through prayer and remove the hate we have seen. We pray from our hears for Texas and America.

437. Tax Reform - Not Really
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Description: The Congress is so spolit that how can it get done. No one wants to work with each other. I believe the President wants real tax reform - the problem is the Congres and Senate

438. It Is Not About The Shoes
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Description: It is not about the shoes. It is about the heart and trying to do good for America. Texas and Americans coming together nd helping people. It is not the time to put down people for political gain, it is about putting out yur hand and helping Americans. Shallow people need to go away unless you want to add value and help people.

439. Know Your Financial Statements
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Description: Understanding your financial statements is vital for you to make good business decisions. The numbers don't lie and you have to ask the right questions.

440. Tax Scammers Are Trying To Get To You
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Description: The tax scammers are out there again. Watch and beware, do not open any emails that say IRS or FBI on them.

441. Keep Praying For Texas and Their Communities
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Description: I am so very proud of the state of Texas. The communities have joined together to help those in needs. They need our prayers and help.

442. Anti-Everything Has Got To Stop
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Description: We have too many politicians and news channels that are promoting only hat and anti everything. Pelosi is out there every day hating everything, trying to tear down America, trying to tear down a Presidency, tearing down our democracy and our constitution. Enough, this has got to stop.

443. Why I Decided To Move Out Of California
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Description: I decided to make the move, out of California and to a more business friendly state. South Carolina is my new home for business.

444. Final Day - Road Trip Across America
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Description: Everyone should take a road trip across Amerca, you learn that there is a big world in our nationa. Explore it. I am not in South Carolina and starting again.

445. Day Three - Road Trip Across America
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Description: Leaving Texas and finiahing up my trip to South Carolina

446. Day Two - Driving Across America
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Description: Day one i went through California, Arizona and New Mexico. Now heading for an all day trip through Texas.

447. Day One - Road Trip Across America
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Description: Toad trip starts today, leaving from Los Angeles and headung to South Carolina. Lets get going.

448. We Need Tax Reform - Not Political Hate
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Description: Enough of this political hate, stop playing the race card, sit down and get to work.

449. Never Abandon A Friend
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Description: When a friend is in trouble dont run away, stand beside them and get theough the problem.

450. Congress Will Not Accomplish Tax Reform
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Description: Democrats and Republicans are so politically driven that they have put the American will to the side. We have pure taxation without representation. This political division will stop any tax reform promised to the Anerican people. Dont blame the President, the failure rests on all of Congress.

451. You Can Do Anything
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Description: You can do anything, keep moving forward.

452. New Jobs Added For July - 209,000 & Unemployment Down To 4.3%
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Description: Good job and unemployment numbers for July 2017

453. Mid Year Tax Tips - 2017 With-holdings & Self Employed
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Description: It is time to sit down with your tax practitioner and see if you are paying enough taxes so none is owed at the end of the year. Dont wait until the end of the year, especially is you are self employed.

454. Entrepreneurs Should Never Make The Same Mistake Twice
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Description: We all make mistakes in business but never twice

455. Are You Disagreeable?
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Description: Great article in Inc Magazine by Jason Selk called "It's ok to disagree, just dont be disagreeable".

456. Take Away All The Tax Deductions - Simplify
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Description: Real tax reform is needed - not politics.

457. People Are Always Watching Your Ethics
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Description: Peopke and business are always watching how you conduct yourself, your ethics in life and business.

458. Change In Business Makes You Better
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Description: Any kind of change in business is good, it teaches you to do better.

459. Tip Of The Day - Clean Up And Organize Your Office
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Description: Tip - clean up your offices. Get rid of stuff you dont need. Organize how you work. Just clean up and throw out.

460. Politicians Should Not Be Involved In Our Healthcare
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Description: After watching Sen McCains political moves on voting to repeal ACA it became clear that politics should not have any part in our health and care. They corrupt it with politics.

461. Californians Are Cash Poor
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Description: 37% of Californians have no cash or savings, this is not good. This puts California at risk. California and its citizens are not good stewards of their money.

462. 7 Cardinal Rules For Life
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Description: I found this list of 7 rules to live life, my favorite is to smile.

463. Dems New Deal Is Same Deal That Lost Them The Election
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Description: The Dems New Deal is no new change from their message that lost them the White House. Except they now want more control over busunesses. Worthless failure again.

464. Will The Congress And Senate Keep Their Promises To America? Nope!
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Description: For 8 years the congress and senate have promised to repeal obamacare and do tax reform. We still have nothing. NOTHING!!!

465. Are You Getting Married? Talk To Your Tax Accountant!!
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Description: You may think that saying I Do is the best thing ever. However, you need to think about your tax issues before marriage. Put it on your "To Do List" in planning your marriage.

466. Dealing With Failure And Moving Onto Success
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Description: How we deal with a failure and crises is finding the steps to your next success.

467. Do Something You Want To do
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Description: I started this podcast because I wanted to try something new. I got hooked on podcasts and said I wanted to try. So I did, because I wanted to do something just for myself. Jump out of your skin and do something new - for you.

468. STARTING A NEW BUSINESS - 8
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Description: Employment compliance issues takes time. Let's talk about issues you will be faced with

469. Repeal Obamacare - Dems / GOP Do Not Know What They Are Doing
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Description: Dems created ACA and know it is broken and won't do anything to fix it. GOP say they can't do anything about Obamacare. It is now time to repeal it in full because neither GOP or Dems know what they are doing. Repeal it

470. Old Is Not Old - It's Inspirational
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Description: Everyday I see this old man of about 89 come into work every single day. He inspires me.

471. The GOP Have Become The Swamp People
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Description: The GOP can't pass repeal and replace Obamacare, don't even expect them to pass tax reform - it will not happen. They can't even work together.

472. Political Arguments Become Worthless
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Description: When you have political arguments with people and they just spin, they have no idea what they are talking about. They spin and spin but will not listen to the data. If you are going to spin it leads no where. Spinning nonsense is worthless.

473. I Love Good Employees
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Description: Let's talk about what good employees do to be good employees

474. Starting A Business - 7
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Description: We are discussing the topic of "What Type" of business are you going to start.

475. Don't Panic - It's Just An IRS Letter
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Description: Many taxpayers panic when they get a letter from the IRS - Don't panice. To read the transcript of this podcast go to www.wbtpod.com and click on the tab "WBT Blog".

476. Political Tuesday - GOP Get Something Done
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Description: The GOP have had eight years of moaning and growning, making promises to repeal the ACA - to do tax reform. Nothing has been done. GOP do your job!!

477. Mayweather, Boxing and Taxes
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Description: In the world of sports millions of dollars are crossing hands, it is a fact of life. So the IRS will get involved, another fact of life. But with a good tax team around the sports Icon - it can be handled professionally

478. Renting Out Residential or Vacation Home - Summer Time Tax Blues
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Description: It is summertime and you are renting our your home or vacation home for income - how do you handle it.

479. Starting A Business - 6
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Description: I should have talked about his at the very begin of this series. 1 - get your personal finances in forder.

480. Starting A Business - 5
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Description: Know your statistical data about labor, hiring, banking and much more within your community you are planning to open your business in. Know your data - use the data links in our blog at: www.wbtpod.com click on the WBT Blog.

481. I Am A Genius
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Description: A messy desk is a sign of genius, according to science. I have a messy desk - who knew!

482. Starting A Business - 4
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Description: Market research is vital for you to understand what your market place and industry is doing. You need to learn about your customers and competitors in your industry. Market research has to be done - throughout the life of the business

483. Starting A Business - 3
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Description: Let's talk about putting together a business plan and the legal issues of stasrting a new business

484. Starting A Business - 2
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Description: If you are starting a new business there are questions you need to ask. You can read the blog to support this podcast at: www.wbtpod.com and click on WBT Blog.

485. Tax Tips For Students With Summer Jobs
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Description: Here is the bad part of life. You have a summer job and you have to think about the tax issues associated with the job.

486. Starting A Business - 1
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Description: The very first question in starting a business is - is entrepreneurship for you?

487. Coming Up - Starting A New Business
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Description: This year is a great year to start a new business. This next week we are going to go through the steps, so stay tuned.

488. The Day Before The 4th Of July
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Description: We need to look at our value as Americans daily. Look at our financial value. Think about it before we celebrate our nations birth.

489. Pacquiao Vs. Horn Is A Great Business Lesson
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Description: From last nights fight we learned that making a connection is how you win.

490. Do You Need It Or Want It?
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Description: When low income individuals are spending 40% of their income on luxury and not saving, then we have a problem. If any income level is spending their earnings at 40% on luxury there is a problem.

491. Stop Making Bad Financial decisions!
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Description: If you have debt - you have made a bad financial decision.

492. Get Organized - Death Cometh!
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Description: All of us need to be prepared for death, it happnes, it is a part of life. If you are still married you are a team, get everything ready so your spouse is prepared. If you are widowed, get prepared so your family is ready. I know, you don't like to think about it but it has to be discussed and planned for.

493. Don't Get Caught With A Summer Time Scam
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Description: While everyone is at the beach during the summer time - scammers are trying to get your money. Beware of these scams.

494. Be A Copy Cat To Success
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Description: Don't be afraid to copy a business model that is working. Don't recreate the wheel. Look at other companies and what their business model is and form it to fit your company.

495. Political Tuesday - Tax Reform Is Needed
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Description: Our tax code has become to complicated, out of date and putting Americans in trouble with the tax code. Please contact your member of Congress/Senate and tell them to simplify it. Go to: www.waysandmeans.house.gov/taxreform

496. Startup - Small Business - Put Together An Advisory Board
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Description: We are in business but we don't know everything in business. Put together an advisory board that will be provide you with the best direction when needed.

497. Legal Risk When Starting A New Business or Project
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Description: Everytime that you are working on starting a business or working on a project - ask the questions "what is my legal risk".

498. We May Fail But We Still Have Value
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Description: Even if we fail we still have value.

499. Get The Chikka Chikka Out Of Here!
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Description: We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.

500. Set Up A Will & Gifting In Advance
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Description: Everyone needs to set up their estate and will, at any age. And you need to know the rules of gifting your estate to your heirs.

501. Stop Spinning Political Nonsense - Be Independent
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Description: Stop spinning political nonsense, read and study, be independent. Dont spin what politicians spin to you.

502. Our Business Skills Still Is Stronger Then Our Technology
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Description: Our business skills are more vital today then ever before. No rely upon just technology, we have to focus on our business skills.

503. Read The Senate Healthcare Bill - Don't Spin
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Description: To read the new Senate healthcare bill - here is a link for you to read: www.icontaxgroup.org

504. 5 Tips For The Sharing Economy
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Description: If you are doing Lift, Uber or AirBNB you are part of the sharing economy and your running a business. 5 tips are here in this podcast to help you.

505. Running A Business Out Of Your Home - Take The Home Office Deduction
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Description: If you are operating your business out of your home - take the home office deduction. The IRS sent out a notice reminding small businesses to take the deduction - simplified or regular method.

506. Don't Be Dumb And Go Into Debt For Your Vacation
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Description: If you are putting your vacation on a credit card you have just created debt. Debt is bad. You have other options.

507. GOP You Have Control Of The Congress - Get Something Done!
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Description: ACA repeal and Tax Reform is needed. GOP Congress has had eight years to complain and come up with a plan. You have time to really think about this. Do not delay it any longer.

508. Focus On Your Branding and Mission
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Description: From the start of your business your brand image should be tied to your core values - your mission as a company.

509. The Ten Rules Of Business
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Description: Every business need to follow the ten commandments of business. It is vital to think big- but if you do not execute it will never get done.

510. What Nice People Don't Do
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Description: Some of the most successful people I know are also the nicest. That's no coicidence, since no one ever does anything worthwhile alone - and that means building a great relationships is a key contributor to success. This is taken from an article written by Jeff Haden or Inc. Great article

511. Common Sense or Hate - Your Decision
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Description: Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet - Maya Angelou

512. Cristiano Ronaldo or Any High Profile Person - Remain Silent When Under Tax Fraud Investigation
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Description: Every time a high profile entertainer or athlete are in trouble with taxes it is wise to remain silent. Say nothing. Loose lips sink ships.

513. Political Tuesday - Get Involved
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Description: Two things need to happen soon - ACA repeal and new tax reform. Call you congressmen and tell them to get things done. Also, get involved in California to repeal the new gas tax increase passed by Gerry Brown. Go to www.nocagastax.com

514. It Just Takes A Mustard Seed To Move A Mountain
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Description: Faithful prayers can do great things. I ask that you pray for my friend JC to move mountains on Monday morning at 10 am. Lets build a relationship in prayer each day.

515. Employees Should Have Qualities To Lead
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Description: Employers look for qualities in employees to lead

516. Leadership and Communication
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Description: How do you know when your skills have matured to the point that you've become an excellent communicator? This podcast is about how to communicate better.

517. Political Tuesday - Tax Reform Has To Happen
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Description: Much needs to make the tax code simple - efficient - euitable and predictable. Contact your members of Congress and tell them to get things done. For those of you living in California and do not like the new gas tax increase you can join the fight to repeal. Go to www.nocagastax.com

518. It's All About Selling Your Business
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Description: Those of us who have a business at some point want to sell the business. We want to move on and do other things or we are transfering it onto our family. Let's talk about what needs to be done and thought about

519. A Prayer Can Do It
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Description: On this Sunday I wanted to talk about my belief in prayer. How vital it is to live a day in prayer. To have faith. This may not be about business, but it is about my own experience on this Sunday about prayer

520. We Have To Know How To Lead
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Description: Even though it may seem like the things that good leaders do - such as taking charge providing a vision for your organizations - are pretty straightforward, there's more to leadership than just that. Actually, great leaders always do these 5 things.

521. Trumps Tax Reform and Spending Cuts
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Description: Stop spinning what you hear. Know what is trying to be done through tax reform. In this podcast I have put the current tax plan proposal by Trump on the table. No spin. Also, I have shown through a study by the CATO Insitutue on the cuts Trump is proposing. To subscribe to this podcast go to: www.wbtpodcast.com

522. Political Tuesday - Let's Get To It
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Description: Political Tuesday is the day I get to rant on political issues. Today it is about Kathy Griffin and a new bill in the California State Assembly that will tell businesses to not comply with Federal immigration laws.

523. Your W-4 And Claiming Tax Exempt - Big Trouble
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Description: Every year I do a blog and podcast on this subject. Claiming tax exempt can get you into tax and criminal trouble. The IRS has specific rules you have to follow.

524. Understanding Your Cashflow Statement
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Description: We have talked about the balance sheet and on this podcast we are discussing the importance of the cashflow statement - how you are using your cash.

525. Ask Some Questions Before You Create Your Business
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Description: Everyone wants to be self employed. They want to be known as a startup. But before you even start anything ask yourself some questions. To get a list of questions go to: www.icontaxgroup.org and click on Starting a Business? Ask The Questions of Yourself!

526. On Memorial Day We Say Thank You!
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Description: On memorial day we say thank you for your service to this nation. We are proud of you.

527. California Bill Will Force Small Business To Not Comply With Immigration Laws
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Description: The california assembly has passed AB450 to force small business to not comply with federal immigration laws. The bill will put small business in legal problems with federal laws. Stop this bill. Is California a viable place to do business?

528. Congress Repealed Many Taxes Hidden in Obamacare
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Description: The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) passed by the House reduces taxes on the American people by over $1 trillion dollars. The bill abolishes taxes imposed by Obama and the Democrat party of 2010 of Obamacare. What? There were taxes hidden in Obamacare? Yep, and the Democrats voted 100% in hidding taxes. Corrupt to the bone.

529. Startup - You Have Some Explaining To Do!
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Description: If you are a startup in business you need to know and explain your financial statement. Today we are discussing Balance Sheets and how to understand them.

530. Tax Tips on Reporting Tips versus Service Charges
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Description: It is good to know the difference between tips, gratuities, and service charges and what the responsibility of the employer and employee in reporting. Resturants need to stay in compliance with reporting.

531. Democrats Have Declared Political War On Democracy
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Description: The Democrats and the political elites have declared war on democracy, americans and the President. They have damaged the nation, divided it, attacked the foundation. Those that attack have no love of country, only love of a corrupt political agendas. Stop!

532. Political Tuesday - Waste and Corruption In Sacramento
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Description: Follow the money and see who is getting it and wasting it. Sacramento in out of control - tax and spend is their role in ruling the state.

533. Sale Of Your Home And IRS Issues
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Description: When you are going to sell your home - talk to your tax accountant. There are special rules on capital gains that may affect you, even some exclusions that may apply to you.

534. You and Your Foreign Bank Account
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Description: If you have a foreign bank account, or are a signer on a foreign bank account, with over $10,000 at any given time during the year, you have a reporting requirement with the US Treasury Department. If not reported it could be a criminal offence.

535. GET UP - Dont Give Up
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Description: Dont give up, keep moving forward. Get up - dont give up. No matter what has happened you can still move forward and succeed.

536. Dont Give The Whole Load Of Hay When Telling Your Story
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Description: All of us have a story to tell about our business or on what we do. Shorten up the story, 25 words can do it.

537. It Just Takes A Moment To Help Someone
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Description: It just takes a moment to help someone. Reach out your hand, your heart, your mind, to help soneone in need

538. When You Startup - Hire An Accountant
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Description: When you startup a business the number one team member is an accountant. You may not need a full time one but you can outsource the accounting function and advisory services. I do this every day for clients and it works.

539. Best Tax Havens in the World
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Description: Tax reform is needed. There are tax havens out there that provide corporations with the best tax rates to hold their business and cash. The United States has the highest taxes, so why bring it back to the US instead of putting it in a country with single digit tax rates. This podcast is about the top tax havens in the world

540. Disaster Preparedness - Get You Financial And Tax Data Saved
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Description: It is storm season in many parts of the United States. Have you put your tax, financial and insurance documents and information in a safe place. Back it up to a place that you can get to any place in the world. Get prepared.

541. Democrats In Congress - Get Your Act Together
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Description: This is political tuesday, today Democrats have got to stop their political wars against the President and other members of Congress. Sitting there hating does nothing for Americans - it just causes more division. Start acting like adults, with down at the table with the big people - and do your job.

542. Business - Know Thou Financial Statements
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Description: I stress this so much - know your financial statements. If you need help in developung and preparing income statements and balance sheets, call us at 877.778.1770 Lodge & Co. www.lodge-co.com

543. Charity Is Not Just A Tax Deduction - Get Involved
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Description: I was blessed today to visit and talk to people with addictions at Home With A Heart in Liberty, South Carolina. Charity is not just a tax deduction, it is about getting involved. http://homewithaheart.com/

544. Do Your Due Diligence
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Description: When you are considering a partner, do your due diligence on the individual. Can they execute or are they just good talkers.

545. Political Tuesday - Fire For Better Leadership - Not Politics
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Description: We fire people who can no longer lead or perform their job, not because of politics.

546. Tax Reform Is Needed - Here's Why
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Description: The tax coe is so complex that we need change. Change that will simplify the tax reporting process and the rates that are charged. Congress needs to address this issue before it fails America. Taxation without representation is what sparked the independence of this nation. We need to address it again.

547. Our Tax Code - Too Complex - Confusing and Costly
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Description: Tax reform gets talked about every single day. However, nothing gets done. Time to hold Congress accountable and have them do their job.

548. Preparing Your Personal Budget
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Description: For 2017 it is vital that each of us focus on our finances, building a budget to live within. To save and to put away emergency funds for a rainy day. The better your plan your financial life the better you will be.

549. Executing To Success
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Description: Success is about execution, it is about setting a plan of action and executing them daily. I am giving away 6 books call "Second Wind - Trust For The Champion In You" to the first 6 emails I get. Go to our blog page at www.icontaxgroup.org and click on "Contact" and put in your name and address and for the first six emails I get I will send the book to you.

550. Political Tuesday - Starts Now
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Description: Tax reform is needed, small business is in great need of tax reform. The tax code is too massive and creates too much compliance issues for small businesses. Also, don't forget this is Small Business Week - get out and support your small business in your community

551. Do You Have an Emergency Savings Account?
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Description: All of us need to start building an emergency savings account, to be able to pay for emergencies that come up - Job Loss, Car Repairs, Medical Emergencies, Home Fixes. Number one reason today that Americans are filing for bankruptcy is medical expenses. Build a ESA today.

552. Debt Is A Sin
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Description: In this podcast we are going to talk about 5 ways to reduce our debt. Debt is a sin and evil. Let's focus on debt for 2017.

553. Employee or Independent Contractor?
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Description: Many times businesses hire individuals to perform a project on a temporary basis, or long term basis. How do you determine if they are an employee or independent contractor. In this podcast we go over how to determine their roles and how to classify them.

554. Tax Tips For 2017 - Hobby or Business?
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Description: Are you running your business as a business or a hobby? You need to ask those questions before the IRS does.

555. Open The Box
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Description: Dont be afraid to open the box and learn something new.

556. God And Business! Really?
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Description: There are so many verses in the christian bible to make us better businesses. Follow our blog at www.icontaxgroup.org

557. Political Tuesday - Starts Now
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Description: I am sorry for being late for political tuesday. I was on a plane from Los Angeles to Greenville South Carolina. I may be late but I got it done. Follow our blog at www.icontaxgroup.org

558. Got A Letter From The IRS?
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Description: A lot of you will get a letter from the IRS, don't get scared. The letter just need to be respond to. Don't panic.

559. Tax Time Is Over - Get Organized For 2017
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Description: Tax time is over Tuesday April 18th at midnight. Get organized for 2017.

560. Happy Easter - Rejoice, You Are Loved
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Description: I love easter. It represents the unconditional love of God. It tells us rejoice because we are loved greatly and we need to show love. Have a great easter.

561. Tax Protest Day - Worthless
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Description: Americans will go out on April 15th to protest, not about taxes but about seeing Donald Trumps tax returns. If you are going to protest about Trump returns and not about the tax system and how Congress has not helped the American people - protest about that. You will not learn anything from Trumps tax returns but you can have a voice about the tax system. Stop being political against Trump and start thinking about the American people tax issues.

562. Political Tuesday Starts Now
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Description: We are starting political tuesday to talk about thise issues that affect our personal finances, business and taxes. Tune in every tuesday and get involved. Send us topics and questions to mlodge@icontaxgroup.com Read our daily blog at www.icontaxgroup.org.

563. Tax Tips On Employee Business Expenses
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Description: Take advantage of the tax codes available for you.

564. Debt With A Capital "D"
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Description: Debt is a big time issue. Our income is not enough to support debt. As you listen to this podcast you will hear construction noise, they are working on the floor above my office - Sorry for the extra noise. But we got the podcast done.

565. Marriage and Family - Part 1
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Description: Walking down to the church alter to say I Do - Are you saying I Do to more debt? Living paycheck to paycheck with debt just isn't going to work unless you are both on the same playing field.

566. Note To Politicians - Do Your Job And Keep Your Promises To Americans
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Description: The GOP failed americans by bitching for eight years about Obamacare to repeal and replace, instead they tell Americans that Obamacare is the law of the land. Do your jobs and do what you said you will do. Enough of Politicians.

567. Marriage And Family Life Series To Come - Stay Tuned
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Description: Over the next few weeks we will be talking about saying I Do to financial budgets and getting debt under control.

568. Trump, Taxes, And The Dirty Rotton Politics Of It All
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Description:

569. Leadership and Todays Tax Tip
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Description: Leadership is lived by each of us, at church, school, home, work and your business. Leadership needs to be focused on daily in what we say and do.

570. It's Monday - Let's Get Going!!
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Description: It's monday, lets do something with it. Let's not worry about what people say about us, let's just do what needs to get done.

571. Ethics in Life, Business and Taxes
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Description: Everyday we have to make the decission on what is right and wrong. Focus on ethics and life is much easier

572. Retirement Accounts and Cancelation of Debt
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Description: We are hearing too many stories of individuals being burned by taking money out of their retirement accounts and putting them into other financial packages, but being taxed on the retirement account. Call your tax accountant before you do this so you know the rules, don't listen to a sales person.

573. Politics and Taxes - Get Engaged
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Description: Politics and taxes, we need change to get things done. Don't just sit there.

574. The Oscars and S Corporations
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Description: C Corporations v. S Corporations

575. It's Oscar Weekend - And I Havn't Seen Any Of These Movies
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Description: It is Oscar weekend and most of us have not seen any of these movies. We need to spend a little less time working so hard and start taking some time to see movies.

576. Business - Improving Cash Flows
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Description: Every small business is concerned about their daily cash flow, how do we improve it.

577. Tax Tips To Run Your Business
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Description: Even if you are a gardener or landscaper, you need to run your business as a business.

578. Daily Learning Through PodCasts - Changing your name and Capital Gains
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Description: Everyday we need to learn about taxes and business, the more we know the better we will do

579. Getting Married? Are You Financially Compatible?
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Description: Sit down with your accountant and go over your finances before you get married? Be proactive before a fight starts.

580. 20 Different Suggestions For Small Business
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Description: Put in place ways to manage your small business, be proactive

581. Reporting Foreign Bank Accounts and Filing A False Return
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Description: If you have a foreign bank account over $10,000 at any given time during the year - you have to report

582. Scam Alert - Video Relay Scam Targeting Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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Description: Every day another scam out there, scammers are trying to get your money

583. Political Hate In Business - Unacceptable
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Description: Political hate in business, attacks and anger is just not acceptable.

584. Medical Marijuana? And Medical Expenses Of The Self Employed
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Description: Two Tops today, is medical marijuana deductible, and self employed and medical expenses.

585. Working In The Shared Economy - Uber and AirBnB
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Description: If you are driving for Uber or doing AirBnB you are now funning a business.

586. 5 Things That You May Be Taxed On
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Description: We discuss five things that you may not know you about that may be taxed

587. Learning in Business
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Description: 10 points I have learned in business

588. Two Topic Saturday - Tax Deductions For Entertainers & Deductions and the Disabled Student
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Description: This podcast covers deductions for entertainers and deductions for the Disabled Student

589. Understanding Your Financial Statements
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Description: Every business owner has to be able to tell the story of his or her company financially. Get to know it.

590. Talking about the NFL and The Child Tax Credit
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Description: It is important to understand who qualified for the Child Tax Credit, with a little NFL info

591. Hang Up On The Scammers
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Description: Scammers are making more calls to get your money - Hang Up on them

592. Open Up An IRA or Retirement Account Before April 15th
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Description: Now is the time, if you do not have an IRA to open one up to help you on your tax return. Call our office at: 877.778.1770

593. What Is The Purpose Of Your Financial Statement
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Description: We talked about organizing your new business, now let's talk about what is the purpose of your business financial statement

594. Starting and Organizing Your Business
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Description: Staring a new business takes organization. In this PodCast we will talk about what needs to be done.

595. The Constitution - Respect It - It's Our Foundation
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Description: Exploring the Constitution and how it affect taxation and our freedoms

596. to File Or Not To File
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597. Death and Taxes - Part 2
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Description: The podcast is talking about the Tax part of death

598. Death Is Hard Work
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Description: Being prepared for death is hard work. Be prepared, at any age. Take care of death before it happens

599. the Earned Income Tax Credit Living In Rural America
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600. Know Your Taxpayer Bill Of Rights
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601. Tax Time - What To Bring
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Description: Here is a what to bring at the time of your appointment.

602. RISE AND SHINE - LETS TALK YEAR END TAXES
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Description: You just have a few days left to talk with your tax accountant to make adjustments for the year end and start thinking about 2017

603. Self Employed - Tax Reporting
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Description: What do you report when being self employed?

604. Don't Answer The Scam Phone Calls
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Description: Getting calls from the IRS saying they are going to take your maoney and arrest you. Hang up the phone

605. Taking Care of Taxes Before The Year End
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Description: Make sure you have taken enough taxes out for 2o16