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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.

Invest in Yourself

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 Invest in Yourself “If YOU don’t believe in YOU enough to invest in YOU then don’t be surprised when others don’t invest in YOU.” – Grant Cardone I am often disappointed in some less experienced people working in public accounting when I learn that they always EXPECT the firm to pay […]

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Change And The Millennials Go Hand-In-Hand

Monday, December 5th, 2016 Change And The Millennials Go Hand-In-Hand “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin We have been talking about the millennials for years now. Just as we talked about Gen-X when they became the youngest workers in our CPA firm offices. New generations bring change. The Baby Boomers sure brought […]

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Smaller Firms

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 Smaller Firms “To this day, I don’t like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you’re going to play special.” – Benny Goodman Are you a smaller firm or are you looking for one to acquire? Here’s something to […]

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Bringing In New Business

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 Bringing In New Business “Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.” – Seth Godin Sally, a new manager in a growing CPA firm has just been told that to become a partner in the firm, she must be able to bring new business […]

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Redacted Version of the July 2016 FOMC Statement

June 2016 July 2016 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market strengthened […]

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In Human Affairs “Never Say Never”

Picture Credit: Bloomberg =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Rates can go lower from here.  For as long as I can remember, I have been told by many experts that rates can’t go lower, or, that they must go up — there is no way they can go lower.  I have argued with that idea, as has Hoisington (Lacy Hunt), […]

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Brexit Boogeyman Bellows “Boo!”

Picture Credit: Peanuts Reloaded || Roughly: “Perhaps today Brexit; Monday an exit from Italy or Spain; [then] Europe dismantles” =-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- At a time like this, when the Brexit Boogeyman goes “Boo!” it’s time to take stock of the situation amid panic. Though the UK will face some political unrest as the Prime Minister resigns, and article 50 […]

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The Collapse of FOMC Expectations

When do you admit that you are wrong?  Do you do it publicly?  Do you hide it? Do you hide it plain sight? When I look at the graph for Fed funds for 2017 and later, I think the FOMC is admitting that they were wrong for a long time, and now hide that in […]

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Redacted Version of the June 2016 FOMC Statement

Photo Credit: Norman Maddeaux =-=-=-=- April 2016 June 2016 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of […]

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