Archive | April, 2012

Book Review: Then There Were None

The topic of resources running out is perennial.  Go back to the ‘60s and ‘70s, you have the Club of Rome and other doom-mongers.   There are also the bets placed by Julian Simon on commodity prices in the ‘80s and ‘90s, betting the commodity prices would fall, and they did.  Much of the effect stemmed […]

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Lighten-Up, It’s The Weekend – The Doolittle Raiders

It’s time for something off-topic, humorous or even weird. My husband and I have been looking forward to April 18, 2012 for a couple of years. We are frequent visitors to the National Museum of the United States Air Force near our home in Beavercreek, Ohio. We knew that on the mentioned date twenty B25 […]

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The Buffet Tax: What Am I Missing?

It seems like every day, I’m hearing and seeing more about the ‘Buffet tax’, where Warren Buffet (who I like and admire) apparently complained that he was in a lower tax bracket than his secretary, primarily due to dividends and capital gains. Now, my initial reaction was to suggest respectfully that Mr. Buffet could simply […]

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On Book Reviewing

Piles of books.  Many piles of books.  If you begin to do a lot of book reviews, you get a lot of books. Let me describe the piles: One foot to the left of me is a pile of 13 unread books.  After I finish reading a book, and put it into the “Write about,” […]

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Talking About Fees With Your Clients

For the many years I worked inside a growing CPA firm, I was often amazed at how little many partners talk about fees with their clients. I believe you talk about it, face-to-face and in depth when you bring on a new client. Don’t just put it in the engagement letter and assume they have […]

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