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Blog entry by BigTiny posted 02-26-2011 11:22 AM 1129 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If enough of you are interested, I could do a blog on financial planning for the self employed wood worker. I was a self employed broker and financial planner until health problems forced me into early retirement.

This will be basic planning only. Nothing complex or eccentric. Also, no personal situations will be covered and no personal advice given. There are legal reasons for this. In our overly litigious society, I’m sure you can all understand the reasons for my stance on this.

Another point, my experience is all in Canada, and while most of what I say will cover just about any free country, there will be local differences. Heck, we have different laws here in each province!

How about it? Do I dust off my financial planning hat, or do I leave it in the mothballs?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 04:11 PM

Big Tiny, write me up, very kind from you, this is the sort of advice you can never have enough

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 04:45 PM

I would thouroly enjoy reading this, I have no idea how to do financial planning.


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#3 posted 02-26-2011 05:27 PM

Any pointers or help will be greatly appreciated! I know I will look forward to it!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 06:12 PM

I have no objection to learning. If you are willing to share, I’ll be there to learn. As for location, I’m in the US where the dollar used to be almighty. We now use it to paper the stall…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 06:46 PM

Thanks for the offer Big Tiny, I look forward to learning more about this so important subject that is sometimes not looked at close enough!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 08:35 PM

Yep, dust off the hat.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#7 posted 02-26-2011 08:44 PM

I would help dusting off the hat but I’m havin a hard time keeping my shop clean. Anyway, financial planning I’m all for it

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 02-26-2011 10:40 PM

I’m in! Even though I live in South Africa, money remains money….

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#9 posted 02-27-2011 08:19 AM

Sounds good to me, I would enjoy some good advice.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#10 posted 02-28-2011 07:36 AM

Sounds like the hat is getting a dusting.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 02-28-2011 10:46 PM

I’m certain it is of benefit, so I’d give it a read for sure.

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#12 posted 02-28-2011 10:50 PM

I read the boldfaced type as “basic planing” and was about to sign up!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 02-28-2011 10:51 PM

we can never have to much information.thanks

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#14 posted 02-28-2011 11:04 PM

Hey Big tiny Who could not use free advise from a professorial? please go for it. I’ll be there with bells on. I’m sure that’s the first rule in business …Don’t wear bells LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 03-01-2011 07:03 AM

Sure! I’ll give it a look over.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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