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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.

Disruption, Future-Ready and All That Jazz

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 Disruption, Future-Ready and All That Jazz “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy I enjoyed a recent post by Gail Perry, Editor-in-Chief of CPA Practice Advisor, titled, CPA Tomorrowland. Gail talks about the word disruption and how often it is included in […]

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A Culture of Learning

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 A Culture of Learning “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.” – Jim Rohn I was so pleased to read a recent article titled, Creating A Culture of Learning, by Jason Ackerman, CPA, CFP, CGMA. Jason is a next generation CPA setting a great example […]

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Trying to be All Things to All People

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 Trying to be All Things to All People “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception and response to failure.” – John C. Maxwell Many CPA firms have remained generalists. They do compliance work for all types of businesses of all sizes. Maybe that is why many people […]

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If You Want To Win….

Monday, September 18th, 2017 If You Want To Win…. “Reject ordinary, be legendary.” – Brad Lea CPAs in public accounting are always seeking to find out what those “other” firms are doing. They eagerly await various surveys that give them statistics about other accounting firms. I often smile when I hear partners say that they […]

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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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