Interesting Links for January 9, 2009

by Kevin on January 9, 2009

It’s been a while since I put up some new interesting articles:

Steve from brip blap (who will be tomorrow’s interview for Subscriber Swap Saturday) shared an amazing article, Free Time Does Not Translated to Massive Productivity. I completely agree. I intended to do a lot of reading and writing over our two week Christmas holiday. I wasn’t completely worthless — I did update No Debt Plan with the new theme you a viewing — but didn’t do any writing like I wanted to. This topic is very interesting to me — if we could crack the code on why this happens I’m guessing I might become a bit more productive.

Problogger Darren Rowse shared 46 Tax Deductions that Bloggers Often Overlook. The article is from 2007, but still holds true. And it reminds me that as my blog grows more popular I will most likely need to set up some protections for myself in terms of an LLC or something similar. (Any thoughts on that, other bloggers?)

Oprah. Yes, I’m linking to Oprah. Suze Orzman’s new book, Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan, is available for free download from Oprah’s website until Thursday, January 15th. It’s a free book. Entirely free. You don’t have to sign up for any newsletter or anything like that. Visit the site, download it, and go along your merry way.

I’ve got a whole list of new articles to read in my RSS subscriber. Things that were posted back in December, but I want to really have time to sit down and read them properly. So expect some new links soon. Hope these will tide you all over for now. Thanks for stopping by.

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Patrick January 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I formed an LLC early last year so I could more easily separate my business and personal income, and I am very happy I did. It made it easier to open a business bank account and set up a Solo 401(k) plan. You can do these things as a sole proprietor, but you may have a few issues depending on where you bank or set up your Solo 401(k) (or other self employed retirement plan).

I also applied for an EIN at the same time. It’s required with an LLC, but I planned on getting one anyway so I wouldn’t have to send my SSN to many different places. You can get an EIN even as a sole proprietor.

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Patrick January 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm

oh…. Loved Steve’s article… I feel the same way!

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