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The Approach of Buy Nothing Day and the Reasonable Way to Buy Gifts

By Keith Schroeder / November 15, 2017 / 29 Comments

Once I reached the age of majority I discovered something I learned to really hate. Money was tight in those days. I didn’t have a reservoir to draw from for basic expenses. Buying my first home required the purchase of my first furniture. There were always extra expenses to waste money on. It also seemed…

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Camp Accountant

By Keith Schroeder / November 10, 2017 / 15 Comments

Over the last few weeks and months I’ve added secret messages in plain view on this blog. The easiest cipher (I thought) was on the Where Am I page. Over the last few months nobody said a word. When I finally added the easier cipher on the Where Am I page only one person contacted…

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A Life of Failure

By Keith Schroeder / October 27, 2017 / 4 Comments

I’m such a loser. My whole life has been one failure after another and I’m sick of it. How many times have you felt this way? More than once, I bet. Life, no matter how fortunate, throws periodic curves. This is not a character flaw; it’s life. Hard times define you more than success. Success…

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When Maximizing Gains are a Stupid Idea

By Keith Schroeder / October 25, 2017 / 7 Comments

There are times thinking like an accountant determines how much of your hard-earned money you get to keep and how well your investments perform. Money isn’t the only thing accountants think about either. Time is more important than money by a long shot and plays into the equation every time. This past week my oldest…

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10 Things My Dad Says . . .

By Keith Schroeder / October 23, 2017 / 7 Comments

Hey, everyone! My dad took off for a conference I think he said is called FinCon. That would make me a junior accountant, or, as “dad says”, a junette, since I’m a girl. As luck would have it my dad left his computer on (as if a password would stop me). I’m pretty good at…

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This Is All an Illusion

By Keith Schroeder / October 18, 2017 / 20 Comments

This is all a lie; none of it is real. Everything I told you is an untruth, an illusion to get you to do what I want. And even that is an illusion. For nearly two years now people have followed and watched and read this blog. Nobody, until I pointed it out this moment,…

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Class Action Lawsuit Database

By Keith Schroeder / October 16, 2017 / 12 Comments

Don’t be alarmed, but The Wealthy Accountant is involved in a class action lawsuit. Mrs. Accountant and I were also dragged into the mess and we couldn’t be happier. Class action lawsuits are everywhere as major corporations find increasingly clever ways to strip hard-earned money from your hide. Enterprising shysters, ah, I mean attorneys are…

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How a Broke Farmer Became a Millionaire

By Keith Schroeder / October 13, 2017 / 13 Comments

1978: It was hot and dry the summer of 1978 in northeast Wisconsin and I hated it. My fourteenth birthday was around the corner and I was recently out of the hospital from heart surgery. The doctor said I needed to sit still as I healed over the next six months and my grandmother did…

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