Business Finances Part 3 | Managing an Irregular Income (Cont.)

Welcome to Part III in our Business Finances Series!! Today we are talking about the 2nd step in managing your finances with an irregular income. Enjoy the video! HIGHLIGHTS: Steps to Paying Yourself: Keep track of upcoming business expenses & retain the money in your business account Collect a paycheck Stay organized by creating multiple checking accounts (Monthly Spending/Tithe/Taxes/Emergency & Savings) and pay into those accounts every time you pay yourself Transfer out extra $$ to Emergency/Savings account Jones Family $$ Example: End of the month Paycheck: $10,000 Deduction: 10% to Tithe ($1,000) Deduction: 25% to Taxes ($2,500) Remainder: $6,500 $1,500 is transferred to Emergency/Savings fun $5,000 remains in Monthly Spending account to cover all bills & cash spending for the coming month   Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps to Financial Freedom.   In case you missed out on Week 1, CLICK HERE to view our financial story and the how to’s in creating a budget! In case you missed out on Week 2, CLICK HERE to view the first step in managing your finances with an irregular income! We hope you have enjoyed week 3 on Business Finances! If you have any questions, makes sure to list them below and we’ll try to cover them in our further videos!   RESOURCES: Web | DaveRamsey.com Reading | The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey Classes |... Read More
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Personal Thoughts | Summertime Memories

It it CRAZY to think that there is only one month of summer left. Where has it gone? Even though summers can be crazy busy, we want to encourage you all to make sure you’re setting some time aside to do what is really important – relax and enjoy the friendships of others and your family. Every year for the last 4 years, Zach and I fly up north to go to family camp with Zach’s dad, his wife and Zach’s younger brothers. It’s such a great time to unplug and disconnect from work and the day-in and day-out responsibilities. Below is Zach and I on the Voyager’s breakfast. Those who want to attend, sign up and you all canoe out to a campsite where you have a dee-lish breakfast made over a campfire. Complete with cowboy coffee and pineapple/cinnamon/donut fire-grilled desert! After family camp, Zach and his dad flew back to TN to have some manly bonding time with their bikes and nature. …And I flew to hang with my sister Jacq in Minneapolis (who is also a photographer, Jacq Photography :) along her husband Nathan and daughter, Lila. Below is Lila attending the abridged version of our IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post workshop ;o) So cute! Anyway, we hope you all are having amazing summers and are taking some time to RELAX and especially be with family. What have you done this summer, and if you haven’t done anything yet, write below and COMMIT to taking some time off and enjoy life a little!!   ** ** ** For those of you in the California area, don’t forget... Read More

Business Finances, Part II: Managing an Irregular Income

Welcome to Part II in our Business Finances Series!! Today we are talking about the first step in managing your finances with an irregular income. Enjoy the video! [iframe: width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/0hIl5McW83Y” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen]   DOWNLOAD HERE the excel sheet that we use to keep track of our yearly income! In case you missed out on Week 1, CLICK HERE to view our financial story and the how to’s in creating a budget! We hope you have enjoyed week 2 on Business Finances! If you have any questions, makes sure to list them below and we’ll try to cover them in our further videos!   RESOURCES: Web | DaveRamsey.com Reading | The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey Classes |... Read More

Business Finances, Part I: Budgets

You have asked for it, and we’re giving it to you – A post on business finances! We have learned a lot over the past 6.5 years with our personal and business finances, but before we even get into managing business finances, it all starts with setting good foundations for those spending habits. …. and this is where budgets come into play! Listen how to get an instant pay raise and to start the steps of having financial freedom by getting on a budget!!! [iframe: width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/QoPTxJTikek” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] DOWNLOAD HERE the excel sheet that we use to get the correct denominations of cash for our monthly spending. Here is an additional video to walk you through how we utilize the excel sheet we have created. [iframe: width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/2P7w2qNr8p8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] We hope you have enjoyed week 1 on Business Finances! If you have any questions, makes sure to list them below and we’ll try to cover them in our further videos! THE 6 BUDGET STEPS: #1. List monthly bills #2. Create cash budget categories #3. Save monthly receipts #4. Look for areas to reduce spending #5. Agree on a monthly cash spending budget #6. Take out cash RESOURCES: Web | DaveRamsey.com Reading | The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey Classes |... Read More
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Interview & Watch us in Action! We Got Framed (video)

We are stoked that today our tips and tricks is a suh-weet video spot that the amazing team over at the [FRAMED] Network shot! Some of you may have seen the below image around… … and now it’s time to not only take you on the behind-the-scenes the above shoot with us, BUT to hear us talk about business & marriage in a fashion that you’ve never seen us before.   ***The episode goes live TODAY at 11am Central!!***   How do you join & watch the show? It’s fast, simple and free.   1. Head to www.framednetwork.com and grab your Passport login by creating a username and a password.   2. THEN Come back to this page and click this LINK HERE to watch the show!! You will be able to view the show starting at 11am CST.   What is [F] Network? [F] Network is a FREE community platform that connects, inspires and educates the aspiring and professional photographers with weekly shows and tools stocked full of inspiration and tutorials from the industry’s most talented artists. With new shows weekly showing on the new tool, Flix, these shows include [FRAMED] hosted by Melissa Niu, LitUp hosted by Joel Grimes, PhotoPro with Kevin Kubota, and Film hosted by Ryan Muirhead, Tanja Lippert & Tia Reagan. And yes, we said it – the [F] Network is totally free!     Make sure to follow the link HERE to... Read More
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Aaron & Suzy | Omaha Wedding Sneak Peek

Two weekends ago we were in Omaha shooting the wedding of Aaron & Suzy and had a blast with them! We built a custom website for them that we sent to them immediately after their wedding for them to have a sneak peek into their day. We wanted to share with you their site! Huge shout-out to Showit for allowing us to build these amazing websites for our clients!! You guys are da best!!... Read More