Archive for May 2016

Finding a Mate Wealthy Accountant Style

I am writing this as I sit in the Seattle airport waiting to go home after a long weekend at Camp Mustache 3. (More on Camp Mustache later in the week as I write a roundup post.) The weekend was nothing short of incredible. The people I met and the stories shared have me tingly…

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Buy a Car $4,000 Under Blue Book

Cars are a leading cause of wealth destruction; they are also a necessary evil in our society. The only way to win the “car” game is to prepare for battle with a fully loaded arsenal. Today I am going to show you how I buy cars for $4,000 or more under Blue Book. Before we…

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The Power of Knowledge

Many years ago a young man entered my office wanting to see me. He had a fan folder filled with documents and needed his tax return prepared. In a weak moment I allowed him a meeting without an appointment. As I always do with a new client, I started to ask questions. It is my…

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The Powerlessness of Can’t

An excited young man calls for an urgent appointment to see me and only me.  My schedule is tight. Normally, appointments are set for me two or months out. (A lot of people want my advice/opinion.) The urgency of the matter caused me a momentary lapse of sanity and I stuffed another appointment into an…

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Workflow: Simplify Your Life at Work and Home

Balancing family life, personal, and business present challenges when your interests are catholic (little c, not big C). Family is always a priority while business always demands more of your time; personal time is needed for mental well-being and health. Business owners are in the toughest situation. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Elon Musk changed…

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The Real Interest Rate on Your Mortgage

People suffer financial hardship largely due to limited math skills. Myths, frequently perpetuated by the financial services industry, are created, repeated, and reinforced to keep people poor and enslaved. Financial services companies are there to provide financial services and collect a fee for that service, not make you wealthy. Today we are going to dispel…

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The Retired Workaholic

There are certain characteristics common among people who achieve early retirement. Saving and investing are a serious part of the lifestyle of an early retired individual. Another common strait is a nervous energy to get things done. People who retire early, or at least can, tend to work hard and save. I am an unusual…

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Finding Balance in the FIRE Lifestyle

FIRE: Financial Independence, Retire Early There are only a few good reasons to work. They are good reasons, of course, but can quickly overrun your personal life, destroying the original goal of working in the first place. The two good reasons I can think of to works are: Saving for retirement, and Love of the…

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