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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.

Daybreak Triathlon 2014 – Race Report

My son took 2nd in his age group INTRODUCTIONTo celebrate turning 40 this year, I completed my first Olympic-distance (1 mile swim, 20+ mile bike ride, and a 10k run) triathlon. It was my way to try and laugh aging in the face. This is only my third triathlon, with the last two coming in Aug […]

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Saving for Retirement

This is part 9 of 14 of my series on the 14 ways I am changing my financial life in 2014. [Author’s Note: This article is not an offering of investment advice nor is it a guarantee of investment returns. It is merely a representation of how I choose to plan for and invest my personal […]

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An Investment Strategy for My 401(k)

This is part 8 of 14 of my series on the 14 ways I am changing my financial life in 2014.[Author’s Note: This article is not an offering of investment advice. It is merely a representation of how I choose to invest my personal 401(k) account. I will not give details on specific investment choices, focusing […]

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Personal Financial Statements

This is part 7 of 14 of my series on the 14 ways I am changing my financial life in 2014. I love the topic of personal financial statements for two reasons. First, I don’t think we look at them often enough. And, second, they are the best way to get a regular snapshot of our […]

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New Budgeting Software

This is part 6 of 14 of my series on the 14 ways I am changing my financial life in 2014. WHAT WASN’T WORKINGMy budget and my budgeting software weren’t working. Well, technically they worked, but they left something to be desired in terms of helping me build and maintain the right habits to optimize how […]

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Sorted Weekly Tweets

Facebook & WhatsApp   Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook’s New $19B Baby http://t.co/bJs6kQrlMx Background on WhatsApp founders $$ Feb 22, 2014 WhatsApp Shows How Phone Carriers Lost Out on $33B http://t.co/3gOutvRDzK Perhaps consortium of telephone companies should have bot them $$ Feb 22, 2014 Whatsapp and $19B http://t.co/TWI44XfTOC Explains why […]

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The IRS Lost!

A quick timeout from tax returns! Today the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the IRS a setback. In a unanimous decision it rejected the IRS’s appeal of the Loving decision. Back in 2010, the IRS set up tax preparer licensing regulations. Besides requiring an annual renewal of the PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number), the […]

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Industry Ranks February 2014

My main industry model is illustrated in the graphic. Green industries are cold. Red industries are hot. If you like to play momentum, look at the red zone, and ask the question, “Where are trends under-discounted?” Price momentum tends to persist, but look for areas where it might be even better in the near term. […]

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