By . Tracking Spreadsheet. At Thursday, May 06th 2021, 08:19:41 AM.
As a full-time day trader now for nearly six years, I know what a roller-coaster life can be when first entering the market arena. I also know how much easier your trading life can be with the proper tools, tactics and mindset. While all three are extremely important to your overall success as a trader, this article delves into the often neglected record-keeping aspect of your trading business. Why? Again, because it is very often neglected, especially by newer traders who are unaware of the challenges that theyre up against in this business endeavor known as trading - an endeavor that is well known to have a 90% failure rate amongst retail traders. Personally, my early days were akin to navigating a jungle full of killer predators, without a local guide to keep me from harms way. An old trading partner of mine summed it up best when he said, "The Market will eat you up and spit you out and cuddle you back into her arms every day. And when you get fed up she will outsmart you, entice you and bring you back all over again." As a novice trader trying to take his pittance from the Wall Street jungle, I found that to be the truth!
To make sure the wedding budget spreadsheet is effective, you need to carry out a lot of research. This will offer you valuable information about what is available. Most people like to include their family members in the planning process but this does not mean that you should accommodate all their opinions. Stick to a guest list that you will be able to afford. Before you set your budget, get quotes from different suppliers. This gives you a good opportunity to compare all the prices in the market before you settle on specific ones. For all the items that you intend to include in your budget, make sure you get at least three quotes for each one of them. Looking at various vendors will help to bring down the costs. Once you make a purchase, make sure you get a receipt. This will make it easier for you to fill in your wedding budget spreadsheet. The things that can push the budget are those small items that most people do not notice. If there is anything that is not in your budget leave it out because it will affect your planning process. Simple things like extra decorations and making changes to your rings can add up.
Since this is a residential rental apartment building it makes sense to include rental income in your real estate spreadsheet. Thats obvious. What isnt so obvious are things like interest on tenant deposits, subsidies, tax refunds, etc. When youre building the spreadsheet you need to estimate when those revenues will arrive, and that relates to the number of tenants, the rental rates you charge, how long the lease term is for each tenant, etc. You also need to assume some late payments, evictions, and vacant units. If you havent invested in the area before this can be a challenge. You can gather data on that by speaking with local real estate agents, lenders, and tax agencies, or subscribe to an industry database that covers the local area. In most locations you also need to consider taxes. Are these charged up-front? As part of the mortgage loan payments? How frequent are they? When do they actually need to be paid? Are there any accounting costs? Can you use any tax credits or breaks? How do you calculate depreciation if that is a tax deduction? Taxes can be quite complex and you need them in your calculations or your investment value estimates will be incorrect.