Are You Choosing The Right Investment Vehicle? | 8 Game-Changing Accounting Moves – Part 4

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With so many vehicles available to potentially invest in, what is the best financial investment opportunity for you? Clay breaks down the importance of consistency, dollar cost averaging and more.

Step 6 – Choose the right investment vehicles and the right advisors (From Take a Look Under the Hood with Certified Public Accountant with former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark)

DEFINITION MAGICIAN – Dollar-cost averaging (DCA) –  is an investment technique of buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price. The investor purchases more shares when prices are low and fewer shares when prices are high.


Step 7 – Know how to accurately price your products and services (From Take a Look Under the Hood with Certified Public Accountant with former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark)

Action Item:

  1. You must operate at a 20-25% profit margin if at all possible.
  2. 90% of entrepreneurs are not charging enough.

If you want to Franchise:

  1. You must have an Item 19.
    1. Your company has to make a profit of at least 15% after all fees without YOU doing anything in the business.
  2. You must have an Item 7.
    1. Initial franchise costs
    2. Training
    3. Real property
    4. Equipment
    5. Initial inventory
    6. Security deposits
    7. Etc.

FACT: If you bought something in January of 1971 for $2,000, today it would cost you $12,455.63 for the same thing.

FACT: In 1999, Clay Clark used to be able to buy 4 yogurts for $1, today the yogurts are nearly $1.00 per yogurt.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Inflation is taxation without representation.” – Milton Friedman

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.” – Alan Greenspan (The former Chairman of the Federal Reserve)

FACT – August 15, 1971: A Date Which Has Lived In Infamy – President Richard M. Nixon announced the Job Development Act of 1971 on August 15, 1971, that would incentivize American businesses to invest in new machinery and equipment to create more jobs, etc.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – President Nixon on August 15th, 1971 – “I will propose to provide the strongest short term incentive in our history to invest in new machinery and equipment that will create new jobs for Americans: a 10 percent Job Development Credit for 1 year, effective as of today, with a 5 percent credit after August 15, 1972. This tax credit for investment in new equipment will not only generate new jobs; it will raise productivity; it will make our goods more competitive in the years ahead.

Second, I will propose to repeal the 7 percent excise tax on automobiles, effective today. This will mean a reduction in price of about $200 per car. I shall insist that the American auto industry pass this tax reduction on to the nearly 8 million customers who are buying automobiles this year. Lower prices will mean that more people will be able to afford new cars, and every additional 100,000 cars sold means 25,000 new jobs.

Third, I propose to speed up the personal income tax exemptions scheduled for January 1, 1973, to January i, 1972-so that taxpayers can deduct an extra $50 for each exemption 1 year earlier than planned. This increase in consumer spending power will provide a strong boost to the economy in general and to employment in particular…I have directed Secretary Connally to suspend temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold or other reserve assets, except in amounts and conditions determined to be in the interest of monetary stability and in the best interests of the United States.” – President Richard Nixon…Psss…also here is a little secret…OH AND BY THE WAY THE U.S. IS ALSO NOT GOING TO BE TIED TO A GOLD STANDARD ANYMORE…SO I CAN JUST PRINT MONEY WHENEVER I WANT TO…

    1. FUN FACT – Born in 1400 and living until 1468, Johannes Gutenberg was the German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press. His introduction of mechanical movable type printing to Europe started the Printing Revolution and is regarded as a milestone of the second millennium, ushering in the modern period of human history.


U.S. would no longer officially trade dollars for gold. – Forbes –


Step 8 – Know the true cost of employees (From Take a Look Under the Hood with Certified Public Accountant with former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark)


3 P’s of business

  1. Profit
  2. People
  3. Product or service you are proud to show your mom

Step 9 – Develop your accounting routines (From Take a Look Under the Hood with Certified Public Accountant with former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark)

ACTION ITEM – You must schedule a specific time to review your accounting each week.

ACTION ITEM – You must schedule a specific place to review your accounting each week.

ACTION ITEM – You must make sure that you have the specific items that you need to do your accounting each week:

  1. Checkbooks
  2. Passwords
  3. Calculator
  4. Pens
  5. Paper
  6. Computers
  7. Screens, monitors, etc.

Step 10 – Avoid these cash flow killers (From Take a Look Under the Hood with Certified Public Accountant with former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark)

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