Today I received an invoice for some services as it is the tax season and at the same time people operating businesses need to report all these annual documents to the government. I personally just have a firm handle this for me and so all I need to do is sign the proper paper work, send it back and that should be the end of it.
I was just reviewing the information and honestly considering that I donâ€™t exactly run some kind of operation that has say 100 board of directors the paper work is extremely minuscule. At the same time, the fee for doing this is over $250.
As an example of difficulty, imagine itâ€™s like you needing to renew a magazine subscription and all the person is really doing is sending in the renewal form for you once they get your signature. Of course when it comes to a business of some sort it is a little more delicate, but workload wise it is very similar.
I often refer to these as peace of mind expenses as the work seems so simplistic in a pure profit way for the company that you canâ€™t help but to wonder why you arenâ€™t simply doing it yourself. I know for me in this situation itâ€™s because I donâ€™t want to mess up in anyway as you are often told how it can be so bad for you if you do something wrong.
So when I think about it, is the peace of mind really worth it for the amount that I am paying for? Cause really, from a technically point of view itâ€™s not like the task in general is extremely complex in nature considering the circumstance.
I usually do better when it comes to my personal life though when it comes to these types of expenses as I always try to learn as much as possible to be able to do things myself if necessary. Hey, itâ€™s more fun that way too I find. Ironically, you save money and get a better piece of mind knowing that you donâ€™t have to be dependent on a 3rd party source too.