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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.

The Cloud Accountant

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 The Cloud Accountant “Those without self-awareness do not look to improve, often because they do not think they need to.” – Jessica Daley I talk with so many practitioners who struggle with the belief that they should employ remote employees. Whether you are convinced or not, it is a rapidly growing […]

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The 12 Questions

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 The 12 Questions “The true genius of a great manager is his or her ability to individualize. A great manager is one who understands how to trip each person’s trigger.” – Marcus Buckingham I haven’t written about the “12 Questions” in a very long time. It comes from a book titled, First, […]

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What Recruiters Are Seeing

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 What Recruiters Are Seeing “Human Resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.” – Steve Wynn, Wynn Las Vegas I follow Sharlyn Lauby (@hrbartender). She covers HR topics, of course, but she also writes about general workplace topics. Sharlyn recently was facilitating a Society for Human Resource […]

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Doing The Work

Monday, January 15th, 2018 Doing The Work “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money, it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Have you examined how work is actually prepared, processed and completed inside your firm lately? You better put it on your list! […]

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Weed the Garden – Turnover

Friday, January 12th, 2018 Weed the Garden – Turnover “Turnover is bad only if the good go.” – Patrick Lencioni Most CPA firm leaders consider turnover is a very bad thing. That’s not necessarily true. In their book, “Built to Last,” Jerry Porras and Jim Collins talk about the occurrence of strong cultures of great […]

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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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