How many did you do today?

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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    Consider this: It doesn't really matter how many you can do in a day. The bottom line is how much money you can make and keep in a day. If you pocket $400 a day, a paltry amount by lots of y'alls standards, and do that 5 or 6 times a week, on average, that comes to over $100,000 per year. If you can't live on that, you shouldn't be allowed to make your own decisions. As much as some farriers claim to do, if they did it for 15 years, they should be retired and living on their own island somewhere.;)

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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    You and I Rick look at this job differently
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    Draftshoer Active Member

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    What exactly is your philosophy on this trade Smitty?
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    I agree that we look at some parts of it differently. If there's anyone on here who agrees 100% with either John or myself on anything, please step forward.

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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    why retire after 15 years ? who says we dont live a life of luxury owning houses here and abroad , owning racehorses etc
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    turning over 100k in the UK would only leave you with 35 grand after overheads , taxes etc
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    gary evans old and slow

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    Shit! That's why I'm so poor!
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    I guess I should have said "could be retired" instead of "should be retired". I don't want to retire until I am unable to work. I do plan on slowing down some, as I age, so that I can retire in good health. I'd hate to work 50 years and then be all crippled up so that I couldn't enjoy my "golden years" LOL. That's what happened to my father. He worked too hard for too long. It taught me a lesson.

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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    im cutting back now im on my own but im lost if not working ,
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    Tejun Member

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    What amount of that is taxes? 55,000 or 45,000? Can you enlighten me on what the UK provides as far as social services that the US doesn't that would account for such a tax rate? I know this is off topic, kinda
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    vat is 20% , income tax 20% (up to £32000) , then 40% up to£150000 . nat ins £2.70 per week then 9% of profit over £7000 and than 2% more on profit over £41000 , standard business overheads at lets say 40% , these are just a rough guideline , social services supply us with less spanish speaking nationals
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    amd i have to pay a poxy thing called the farriers registration council £165.00 per year for the priviledge to pay these taxes to support scum bag scrounging madonald eating , coke drinking , drug taking , work shy lettuce dodgering etc etc , not chuffin happy
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    Josh Ramsey Member

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    That's not a bad way of doing the scheduling Mikel.

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    Mikel Dawson Active Member

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    Yea Josh, I really like it. Before if I had a problem, or someone had to change an appointment, when was it going to be? Well my weekend suffered and I got stressed. Now there is no stress, I got Friday.
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    Tejun Member

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    Ouch I know you don't have Spanish speaking immigrants,(are you talking Mexicans or Spaniards? :D ) Based on our news you do have your share of



    Tejun,

    leave that crap out of here,


    ray
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    i meant .......... , we are crawling with....................


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    Chris,

    leave that crap talk somewhere else,

    ray
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    Justin Decker Active Member

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    My closest is 45 min. Farthest is 2 hrs. One way.

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    Josh Ramsey Member

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    I can relate. Windshield time sucks and it's not because I hate to drive, just adds a ridiculous amount of time to your day.

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    brian robertson Active Member

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    In 2013 I started a farm call charge for anyone beyond 1 hr from my place, even if I was already in the neighborhood. Absolutely no complaints. I think with the downturn in the horse biz in Michigan, that farm call was the main reason I stayed in the black.
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    CptlHorseshoeing New Member

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    14 head total. Started with two turds at 830 am. Then drove 20 minutes for 4 full shoes. It's about 11:30 am so i broke for an early lunch, got a little distracted by the news so it's now 12:30. Had one final stop with 1 trim 5 half/half and 2 full shoes.. done by 6 home by 7:30

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