Welcome to BlogNotions' Finance Blog

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.

Too Lazy?

Monday, August 21st, 2017 Too Lazy? “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” – Kobe Bryant During these lazy days of summer, maybe you and your team have gotten too lazy, too comfortable, too laid-back. Now is the perfect time […]

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Flashback Friday – Goals

Friday, August 18th, 2017 Flashback Friday – Goals “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” – Audrey Hepburn Here’s a post from 2015 – Check-in With Your Team – How Are They Doing With Their Goals? I hope everyone in your firm, including admin and partners, are making progress in 2017 on their self-improvement […]

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Using Fear as a Motivator

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 Using Fear as a Motivator “Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.” – Chet Adkins There are plenty of people who argue the pros and cons of using fear as a motivator. While I can’t imagine building an organization via motivation by fear, we are hearing a lot […]

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Performance Management

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 Performance Management “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” – Anthony D’Angelo In the world of CPA firm management, we often talk about performance reviews, performance evaluations or performance feedback. In firms, it has many names. Some call it Career Advancement Process and similar titles. While […]

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The Importance of Your Ownership Structure

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 The Importance of Your Ownership Structure “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” – Hugh Prather Firm governance is a very important issue and many CPA partner groups have not taken the time and made the effort to clearly define what firm governance means to […]

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Redacted Version of the June 2017 FOMC Statement

Photo Credit: Craig Hatfield   May 2017 June 2017 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen even as growth in economic activity slowed. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued […]

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Why Social Security Should not be Invested in the Stock Market

Photo Credit: Cameron Daigle ====================================== Stocks always return more than Treasury Bonds.  So why doesn’t Social Security invest the trust funds in stocks rather than Treasury bonds? The first reason is simple.  The government wanted Social Security to be free from accusations of favoritism.  Why should public businesses have access to government capital, when private […]

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Estimating Future Stock Returns, March 2017 Update

26 paths, and all of them wrong ======================== I lost this post once already, hopefully it will be better-written this time.  I’ve been playing around with the stock market prediction model in order to give some idea of how the actual results could vary from the forecasts. Look at the graph above.  it shows potential […]

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The Biggest Problems For Investors Today

What could be more à propos to investing than a bubble spinner?   A letter from a “reader” that looked like he sent it to a lot of people: Hello my name is XXX, After looking through your website I have really been enjoying your content. I am also involved in the investing space and […]

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Goes Down Double-Speed (Update 4)

Photo Credit: eric lynch Markets always find a new way to make a fool out of you.  Sometimes that is when the market has done exceptionally well, and you have been too cautious.   That tends to be my error as well.  I’m too cautious in bull markets, but on the good side, I don’t […]

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