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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.

When Women Win, CPA Firms Win

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 When Women Win, CPA Firms Win “Intelligent people can always come up with intelligent reasons…. to do nothing.” – Scott Simon Save the date – Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 12:00-1:00pm. Join me and your peers for a special webinar sponsored by SageWorks, titled: Women In Accounting: Thriving Now and Into […]

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Never Happy

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 Never Happy During CPA firm partner meetings and retreats, there is often one partner who is never happy with whatever new thing the firm is trying to implement. They seem to want to argue about almost everything. Every idea is challenged and the person usually qualifies their comments with words like […]

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Use Technology, Don’t Let it Use You

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 Use Technology, Don’t Let it Use You “You should not confuse your career with your life.” – Dave Barry One of my wonderful clients shared an amazing blog post with me recently. I want to share it with you. Now, that the 10/15 due date is history, take some time to […]

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Partner Accountability

Monday, October 16th, 2017 Partner Accountability “If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.” – Henry Cloud I hear it discussed all the time. I also hear partners debate what accountability really means. Most seem to find […]

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Resource For What You Need To Know About Tax Reform

Friday, October 13th, 2017 Resource For What You Need To Know About Tax Reform “I am still learning.” – Michelangelo Here’s an opportunity for CPAs to learn more…… What You Need to Know About Tax Reform AICPA’s Oct. 18 Webcast Will Cover Proposals, Politics and Prospects for Passage Washington (Oct. 12, 2017) – The American Institute of […]

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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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