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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.

Adulthood Pushed Back

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 Adulthood Pushed Back “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John Maxwell Several years ago, Rebecca Ryan warned the CPA profession that the twenty-somethings that CPAs were accustomed to managing had changed, dramatically. She […]

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New Clients Will Want Cloud Services

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 New Clients Will Want Cloud Services “It takes a very long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso I cringe when I hear it. The sad part is that now – summer of 2017 – I am still hearing it way too often from CPA firms around the country. Are you […]

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How Do They See You?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 How Do They See You? “Leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition.” John C. Maxwell You are a partner in a CPA firm. Maybe you are a manager in the firm. You are responsible for taking care of clients and leading, managing, inspiring, mentoring, nurturing, encouraging, correcting, […]

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Those Workaholics!

Monday, July 17th, 2017 Those Workaholics! “If there is such a thing as a workaholic, I’m it and that’s what passes for leisure.” – Steve Earle I hear it from so many CPA firm owners…. “We are trying to get Ginny to work less.” I am talking about that staff person who seems determined to […]

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Flashback Friday – David Maister

Friday, July 14th, 2017 Flashback Friday – David Maister “It’s not hard to find smart people. It’s hard to find people who inspire and motivate.” – David Maister David Maister, now retired, was a great source of valuable advice for those of us working in professional service firms. Here’s a post from 2013 that lists: […]

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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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