2012 was an exciting year. I finally started my own CPA practice, built up a solid infrastructure to handle a healthy client load. I ended a toxic relationship with a contract employer that really did not provide anything for me other than CPA hours. I started a relationship with an employer doing tax resolutions. I doubled my client base, and I learned a TON in the process. I only wish I wrote more about it!
My wife and I also bought a house on an acre, we now have eight chickens and are hoping to have a couple of horses in here by February. It has always been a dream of mine to have a nice house on some land. I have always wanted to be able to get my own eggs, and have some livestock to take care of.
After this year, I learned that I really want to learn to play golf better, and learn to code in two languages. I am thinking Rails, and C++, not at the same time, though I am still not sure if these two would be compatible (consider it a rough draft goal).
I would like to use the programming skill to make simple apps to help business people with efficiency and organization.
Below was my income numbers for the year. 100% of the income was from accounting, hopefully in 2013 I will have some supplemental income from a few apps.
- Income: $91,017
- Expenses: $84,900
- Net Income: $6,117 (paid off some loans)
Finally starting to make some money here, my net would have been much higher but I bought a house in July which was nearly $20,000 in down payment and fees. I am hoping in 2013 a small part of that $20,000 that I wont be spending on a new house can be used for travel, savings, and paying off the last of my credit cards.
I hope to write more in 2013. Happy New Year!