Michael Lodge has been in business since 1984. Providing business consultations, formations, and mediation services. He has written his first book - Ethically Thinking, It's Not That Hard which is on Amazon. The WBT stands for Wealth, Business and Taxes and is the focus of the WBT podcast. To find out more about Mr. Lodge go to www.lodge-co.com or if you have a question or remark, text 818.252.5682
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Episode 932 - Creating A Parenting Plan For Divorce & Separation
Many children grow up in two homes, parents that separated or divorce. Also parents that never married but have a child together. Both parents need to take care of those children responsibly by putting together a parenting plan. A set of rules that will help both parents to be better parents through a tough situation. Sit down with a Mediator and put together a parenting agreement to set the rules in dealing with the children's care and addressing issues when raising children after a break up and a broken home. A mediator can sit with both of you and go through the issues professionally and calmly. Set the rules of parenting.
If you have a question or comment, text me at 818.252.5682. If you want to know what I do during the day, go to my website at www.lodge-co.com
Episode 931 - End of year leads to 2021 Business Planning
Today is December 1, 2020 and we have a few more days before a new year begins. This means that if you own a business of any size you need to review 2020 and plan for 2021. Creating your goals and objectives for the new year. You are responsible for the future of your business. First priority - never lock down again. Do not let government destroy your business again. During the last set of lockdowns it destroyed 60% of small businesses, they are no longer with us. It could have been us and if we let government do it again we are fools. We fight back in 2021. But now is the time that we begin planning for 2021, it is our responsibility.
If you have a question or comments, send me a text to 818.252.5682. Go to my website at www.lodge-co.com to know what I do at my day job. Talk with you soon - God Bless.
Episode 930 - Georgia's Run-Off Vote Affects All Americans
The tax breaks that each American received the last two years ends in 2025. However, if Georgia votes blue and puts the control of the United States Senate in the hands of the Democrats higher taxes will start 2021 because now they have the control of Congress and the Senate with the promise from Joe Biden to raise taxes on all Americans. If Georgia sends Democrats to the United States Senate the country looses the balance of power and bad things can happen to each of us in America. Let me tell you, if my taxes goes up, the taxes on my business goes up, I am hold Georia responsible. Right now, with Covid, it has wiped out 60% of small business, they are gone. With higher taxes on small business and all Americans it will cause a decline in hiring, businesses will not be spend money on capital, the country will again go into a pause mode - not knowing what government is going to do to small businesses and all business in general. We need to be able to hold the tax programs that we have in line for at least 2025, when they expire. We need to protect our family and business finances with lower taxes. Right now in America Wall Street is moving money out of this nation because they are afraid of what the Biden administration can do to their cash and businesses. Which means that once again business will start looking for countries where taxes are lower and regulations don't kill them. Here we go again, just as in the Obama administration companies left the United States it has already started again because business is afraid of Biden and his unknowns of higher taxes and red tape to do business in America. Four years of gains gone with a blue vote in the office of President. And now Georgia holds Americans in the balance of their vote for people going to the Senate. America, Georgia is the state that will make us or break us over the next four years. Let's hope that Georgia votes for the American people instead of a party that has already promised - higher taxes and more regulations. Georgia - your vote is for America, not just Georgia.
If you have any comments or questions, send me a text to 818.252.5682 If you want to know what I do in my day job, go to www.lodge-co.com God Bless!
Episode 929 - Our Religious Liberty Under Attack By Government
This past week a court case brought against Gov. Cuomo and his attack against churches and religious organization in New York, shutting down of churches. This case was heard by the United States Supreme Court and by a 5 to 4 decision, they stated very clearly that the Governor was wrong and he had gone against the constitution of the United States and the protected right of religious liberty. Now the Governor says the Court is wrong, so he still does not believe in the religous liberty of churches. Now you know where he stand on God and the freedom to worship under the constitution. But I have to ask in my own mind is where is the backbone of churches to fight for their religeous liberty and freedoms? Only a few have fought government, the rest remained silent, obeying government, giving up their constitutional rights. Once you have government attack religious liberty and rights under the constitution, then they will begin attacking other freedoms given us under the constitution. And then you have no rule of law and you have lost your right as an American. Where is our backbone as Americans, when did we become so weak? If you want to continue on as a free American you have to stand up and fight. Get a backbone.
If you have any questions send me a text at 818.252.5682 and if you want to know what I do in my day job go to www.lodge-co.com
Episode 928 - This Christmas Holiday Shopping Support Your Local Small Business
In September of 2020 there was a report out of Yelp that shows 60% of business closure was due to the corona virus are now permanent. Way over 100,000 small businesses are now gone because of government lockdowns, government distroyed small businesses nationwide. It is our duty to these small businesses to provide them with a new life by use supporting them this Christmas holiday season. I love small businesses, but they are just trying to keep their businesses open. In some states they are defying government, telling officers to leave their businesses, they are fighting back in California. And this is starting to happen nationwide. So you and I, let's support these small businesses with our business of buying.
If you have any comments or thoughts, send me a text to 818.252.5682 If you want to know what I do in my day job go to www.lodge-co.com Book a 60 minute business advice session with me and I will help you on business questions.
Episode 927 - Put Your Thankful Lists Together
It is countdown to Thanksgiving. A day set aside to be with family and friends and to be thankful for life. Starting today, put your thankful lists together of everything that you are thankful for. Then lift them up to God and say thankyou. For those of us who are alone on Thanksgiving, just know that no matter where you are someone is thinking about you and praying for you. You are not alone. Look up and say thankyou. Just a few more days and it will be that day for you and I to remember what we are thankful for. Start today, create your thankful list and give thanks.
If you have any comments or questions, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or find out what I do in my day job at www.lodge-co.com