Toph Sheldon, CPA for the Self-Employed March 2019

MARCH 2019 VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1

T O P H ’ S TAX RESOLUT ION T I M E S

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FINDING THE TIME TO CHASE THE DREAM

TOPH’S TRAVEL UPDATE

“Working hard doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have something to work for.”

My journey representing the self-employed has been an eclectic one. I’ve helped clients from all over the country overcome their financial qualms — heck, I’ve probably even helped a few stay out of the slammer after some negligence on their part. But after meeting these clients, all from different walks of life, I’ve found that we all have something in common: a drive to do right with our finances. While my professional goals in the accounting world have never faltered, my personal life has never been busier. We all want to make the most out of what we have while we still have it, and I have been pushing hard to make a better life for my family. This time around, I’d rather start off by letting you know what I’ve been up to since the last newsletter.

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As far as life at home goes, my world changed forever last April as my wife and I welcomed our third child into the world. She did all the heavy lifting with the childbirth — bless her — and I find that I’ve never been happier with my life as a dad. Being able to watch my children mature has been nothing short of a gift, and I am proud to be a loving husband to my wife, Ashley. Juggling three young children while running a small business has been a tall order, but I am proud of the strides we’ve made on both fronts. Working hard doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have something to work for. My ever-growing business has taken me all across the country in the past year. From Atlanta to Las Vegas and Austin to Orlando, I’ve gathered some serious frequent flier miles from my patronage to business conferences over the months, all while gathering more information on changing laws and practices to better suit my clients. Tax laws are constantly on the docket for politicians, so it is a full-time job trying to keep up with the new agendas. No matter how much paperwork I’m filing, overtime I’m working, or crappy airplane food I’m eating, the future is always bright. It takes being busy

relax down the road, and I often look forward to this relaxation someday. But for now, I will continue to work to be the master of my own destiny.

At any rate, it’s good to get back to the newsletter. I forgot how much I enjoyed putting out an update to my clients and colleagues until I got too busy to do it, but that’s the way this sort of thing tends to go. This newsletter is sure to be worthwhile for my readers with its new format and refocused energy. As always, some things haven’t changed and never will; whatever your financial problem is, there is likely a positive outlook for your unique set of circumstances — as long as you address it early enough. Hope is never completely lost. Take it from a guy who knows a thing or two about new leases on life. If you’re looking for real-life solutions to your real-life problems, then please give me a call so I can protect you and your family.

-Toph Sheldon

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