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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.

Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend – It’s a Write-Off

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend – It’s a Write-Off You work for an accounting firm. You know what “write-off” means. A lot of people do not know what write-off means or what it is. Think about that when you are talking to clients and non-accounting minded people. What other phrases or words […]

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Attracting The Millennials And Others

Friday, August 26th, 2016 Attracting The Millennials And Others “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” – Jim Collins Everyone wants to work for a firm that “gets it.” If you can create that special culture within your CPA firm that really understands today’s current workforce, you will be a winner. While millennials are the […]

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Saying Good Things

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 Saying Good Things “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein Ever wonder what your valuable team members are saying about your firm? I wonder what they say to their friends. I wonder what they say to […]

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Leap Forward

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 Leap Forward “We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.” – Henry David Thoreau Back in March (2016), I wrote about accountants being comfortable with status quo and the fact that I don’t meet many who focus on leaping into […]

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Never Dodge Difficult Conversations

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 Never Dodge Difficult Conversations If you supervise other people there are times when you really need to have some open and honest conversations. Of course, you need to have frequent and honest talks when people are doing well. Continually sprinkle praise on your top performers and also have periodic conversations with […]

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Redacted Version of the July 2016 FOMC Statement

June 2016 July 2016 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market strengthened […]

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In Human Affairs “Never Say Never”

Picture Credit: Bloomberg =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Rates can go lower from here.  For as long as I can remember, I have been told by many experts that rates can’t go lower, or, that they must go up — there is no way they can go lower.  I have argued with that idea, as has Hoisington (Lacy Hunt), […]

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Brexit Boogeyman Bellows “Boo!”

Picture Credit: Peanuts Reloaded || Roughly: “Perhaps today Brexit; Monday an exit from Italy or Spain; [then] Europe dismantles” =-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- At a time like this, when the Brexit Boogeyman goes “Boo!” it’s time to take stock of the situation amid panic. Though the UK will face some political unrest as the Prime Minister resigns, and article 50 […]

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The Collapse of FOMC Expectations

When do you admit that you are wrong?  Do you do it publicly?  Do you hide it? Do you hide it plain sight? When I look at the graph for Fed funds for 2017 and later, I think the FOMC is admitting that they were wrong for a long time, and now hide that in […]

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Redacted Version of the June 2016 FOMC Statement

Photo Credit: Norman Maddeaux =-=-=-=- April 2016 June 2016 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of […]

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