I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the cost of used and new cars is very high these days. So I wanna mention a little story here; take a look at your vehicles. Are you using them? Do you have extras, or would you like to change a vehicle? Give you a little story.
I have a friend of mine who owned a GMC truck. He bought it two years ago from the dealer, and he negotiated a really good deal. He bought that truck and still has it now. And he has 26,000 miles on it. After two years, he just sold it back to the same dealer he bought it for that he bought it from for $5,500 more than he purchased it for after two years. So negative depreciation, his truck was an investment that went up in value and gave him a vehicle to drive in the midst of the two years he owned it.
So take a look at your vehicle structure. In his case, he actually had a very heavy-duty truck that he did not need one to be that heavy any longer. So is there a way that you can downsize? Is there a way that you can sell a vehicle that you might make a good bit of money on? Also, if you have a leased vehicle, there have been a lot of cases where leases have expired and they usually a lease will have a buyout clause, or you can just hand the keys back to the dealer and walk away.
Don’t walk away until you look at the value. It may be more valuable to you to buy that car out of the lease, add the fixed price assigned to it when you signed the lease, and then resell it or keep driving that car. So check those lease vehicles out because a lot had a lot of room in there when they locked in the price two or three years ago that are now way more valuable than they were then. So check out the vehicle values; if you don’t know where to look, go onto Kelly Blue Book or Edmunds.com, and check out the value of your vehicle. You’ll probably be surprised.
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Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Campground Accounting
What happens when you send two C.P.A’s out into the relaxing outdoors to camp? You get CampgroundAccounting.com. Donna and Chad have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial C.P.A’s. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They camp and travel across the country every chance they get, so it’s just a natural fit that they focus their CPA skills on helping campground owners throughout the USA grow their businesses and minimize the impact of taxes. They understand the key performance indicators and specialized issues that face RV park owners every day.