After all of the final numbers are in each year, you might be ready to take your wife out to a steak dinner and a night out on the town. Unfortunately, if you decide to spend your money instead of investing some cash back into your farm, you might be in a world of hurt down the road. I learned this lesson the hard way a few years ago when I spent my extra money on a new car instead of replacing some older machinery. When my tractor died a few days later, I realized my mistake. As you read through my blog, I hope that you can learn from my errors and make better decisions.