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.

Do What You Love

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 Do What You Love I am very lucky. I found a career that I simply love and it has evolved into a real purpose in life for me. When I was younger, I knew many people who actually hated their job, yet they continued to work at the same place for […]

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Start Networking Now

Monday, June 26th, 2017 Start Networking Now “If you’re trying to be successful, networking is the difference between mediocre and big.” – Jeffrey Gitomer Sure, accounting firms are getting a lot of new business via social media. Many new clients now come directly from your website. I love to see CPAs using Twitter and Instagram. […]

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Lighten Up – Flashback Fridays For Summer

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 Lighten Up – Flashback Fridays For Summer “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace, author Summer officially arrived this week. I hope you are carving out some time to simply enjoy a beautiful summer day. […]

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Client Service – Incoming Phone Calls

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 Client Service – Incoming Phone Calls “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” – Clarence Thomas It’s been a while since I have written about the importance of incoming phone calls. As you might expect, I often call Certified Public Accounting firms. How I am greeted tells me […]

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K.I.S.S.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 K.I.S.S. “If we stopped doing this, who would notice?” – Dan Rockwell @leadershipfreak From my experience working in the CPA profession, we always used K.I.S.S. to mean “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” – – Whenever I used it, I always changed it to mean, “Keep It Simple, Sweetheart.” It is always important […]

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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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