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Cents of Mission by Dale Geiger

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Chapter 4

Luis Develops His Cost Intelligence and Attack Plan, Discusses with Emily

After hanging up the phone, I decided to give the planning phase a try. I reopened the last year’s tax return and started looking at it critically. What did it tell me that would help in achieving my mission? Nothing!

The gross income wasn’t mine to spend. I had never even received that amount as cash. The exemptions for Emily, Conner, and me were not related to any actual payment at all. Costs like food, gasoline, travel, and many others didn’t even show up. Mortgage interest was found on Schedule A but didn’t reflect my actual payments that included principal and home insurance. I concluded that the tax return was not useful to my mission even though it had ...

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