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The BlogNotions Finance Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by finance and accounting thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends in the market, discussions of financial performance strategy, new ideas for communicating, raising capital, and controlling funds, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Challenging Problems

Monday, February 20th, 2017 Challenging Problems “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles Do you shy away from challenging problems? Certified Public Accountants are basically, nice people. They do not want to […]

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Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend. How about some Disco!

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend. How about some Disco! “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley When I first began my career in public accounting, we actually had a partner who would wear a leisure suit to work… honest! It was light blue. […]

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CPA Firm Management Association – A Great Resource

Friday, February 17th, 2017 CPA Firm Management Association – A Great Resource “There is a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness.” – Michael Porter Do you have a firm administrator? Do you wish you had a firm administrator? If you do have one, be sure they are a member of the CPA Firm Management […]

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Be Efficient With Your Email

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 Be Efficient With Your Email “I’m really good at email.” – Elon Musk It’s that old devil – the inbox! So many accounting firm citizens, from all levels inside the firm, lament how difficult it is to keep up with emails. I have even heard partners talk about the number of […]

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Dig Deeper – It Might Not Be Your Fees

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Dig Deeper – It Might Not Be Your Fees “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates Every tax season you wonder. Will all our clients return to our firm for their annual personal and business tax preparation? There will be a few who will leave, for various […]

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Call Me When You Have A Real Insurance Company!

Photo Credit: eflon || The title of the article comes from a comment Greenberg supposedly made to Buffett when AIG was much bigger than Berkshire Hathaway — times change… ============================ The title of the article comes from a comment Greenberg supposedly made to Buffett when AIG was much bigger than Berkshire Hathaway [BRK] — times change… It’s come […]

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Trump and Conflicts of Interest

Photo Credit: www.GlynLowe.com ====================== I was driving to a meeting of the Baltimore CFA Society, and listening to Bloomberg Radio, which was carrying President-Elect Trump’s Press Conference. I didn’t think too much about what I heard until Sheri Dillon talk about what was being done to eliminate conflicts of interest. Here is an excerpt: Some […]

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Distrust Forecasts, Part 2

Photo Credit: D.C.Atty || Scrawled in 2008, AFTER the crash started ============================= Comments are always appreciated from readers, if they are polite.  Here’s a recent one from the piece Distrust Forecasts. You made one statement that I don’t really understand. “Most forecasters only think about income statements. Most of the limits stem from balance sheets proving […]

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Distrust Forecasts

Photo Credit: New America || Could only drive through the rear-view mirror ======================================================= This is the time of year where lots of stray forecasts get given.  I got tired enough of it, that I had to turn off my favorite radio station, Bloomberg Radio, after hearing too many of them.  I recommend that you ignore […]

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Who Needs Liquidity Most?

Photo Credit: Timothy Appnel -==-=-=- Here’s the quick summary of what I will say: People and companies need liquidity.  Anything where payments need to be made needs liquidity.  Secondary markets will develop their own liquidity if it is needed. Recently, I was at an annual meeting of a private company that I own shares in. […]

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