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A final 2012 Section 179 Plea

This is it folks, the homestretch. If you want to use Section 179 for 2012, you’d better buy (or lease) your new (or new to you) equipment by midnight on 12/31/2012. Actually, it goes one better than that – you have to have the equipment installed / put into use by then. So just “buying” the equipment isn’t… Read More »

Hurry up and wait Part 3 (is it really better to wait?)

I’ve been talking recently about how companies tend to wait until some arbitrary date / time period to purchase / finance new equipment. The reasons are varied – from “use it or lose it” budgets to putting expenses on last month’s / last quarter’s report to making a grouchy accountant less grouchy, and so on. One thing is… Read More »

Reason #4 why an equipment financing company is better than a bank – Compensating Balance

Ok, let’s continue our series on why an equipment financing company is better than the bank. And we’re up to reason #4, which is “compensating balance”. Now what is a compensating balance? Well, it’s nothing more than the bank saying “hey, we loaned you one hundred thousand dollars… the least you can do is have thirty thousand dollars… Read More »

It’s tax time – did you take advantage of Section 179?

You know I can’t go more than 3 or 4 posts before I mention Section 179. And being that we’re right smack into the height of tax season, I figured now would be a great time. So how did you do? You saved a bundle, I hope. Because last year was a GREAT year for Section 179. The… Read More »

Prognostication at its finest!!

You read it here folks!!                Posted on January 6, 2012 Ok, let’s predict sports first, because we’re all still in a sporting frame of mind. For the Super Bowl, I see… the NY Giants. I know, I know, a lot of you think I’m nuts, and that Green bay or New Orleans… Read More »