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Blogging and Taxes with the New Tax Bill

By Keith Schroeder / January 15, 2018 / 22 Comments

Bloggers often miss many opportunities when organizing their taxes. Writing on a regular schedule occupies a large part of the creative artist’s time. Taxes frequently become an afterthought.

Over the last two year several bloggers have approached me to review their tax situation.

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The Genius of Never Giving Up

By Keith Schroeder / January 12, 2018 / 11 Comments

I was contacted recently by an old acquaintance. Brad is a reader of this blog and started to take exception to my style of writing. He felt any idiot could write a blog and I can assure you any idiot is writing this one. He felt it beneath a CPA to write what I do…

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The Cost of Yes

By Keith Schroeder / January 10, 2018 / 4 Comments

At one time or another everyone has experienced the desire to do more things that interest them. It might be traveling the world or trying multiple sports or musical instruments. A few people, prodigies, manage to conquer several musical instruments at once.

In business we see Elon Musk tackling business after business with endless energy. Small business owners are lulled into a false sense of ability when they try to multitask at the same level.

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When Claiming Fake Deductions is Legal

By Keith Schroeder / January 8, 2018 / 4 Comments

Google has a neat feature called Alerts. This feature allows you to get a daily update on any topic you desire. The setup process is so simple even an accountant like me can do it without a problem. Once set up Google scans the internet, news and social media for mentions of your selected topic/s.…

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A Recap of 2017 and a Few Resolutions

By Keith Schroeder / January 3, 2018 / 9 Comments

2017 was one heck of a year. Business was good, investments were good, personal life was awesome. The good news never seemed to stop. Many people like to make New Year’s resolutions. Not me. I forgo the whole ritual. Instead, I plan all year round. When an idea strikes I write it down. It’s a…

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The Pay It Forward Revolution

By Keith Schroeder / December 29, 2017 / 10 Comments

I can clearly remember the first time I heard about the Pay it Forward philosophy. The year was 2002; the location Schenectady, New York; the event Albacon. Back in those days Mrs. Accountant and I were groupies of the science fiction convention circuit. The insanity only lasted a few years, but it was a fun…

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2017 Tax Bill: Small Business is Punished for Raising Wages

By Keith Schroeder / December 22, 2017 / 26 Comments

Normally I don’t like to comment on a tax bill before it becomes law, hence the reason I’ve only commented once on the current bill as it wound its way through the halls and committees of Congress. Now that the bill is sitting on the President’s desk awaiting his signature I’m comfortable opening a dialog…

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Finding Focus in Chaos

By Keith Schroeder / December 18, 2017 / 8 Comments

The world is crazier than it is sane. People complain about having no money and then get rid of what they have as fast as possible. How many people can’t make it until the following week without money issues? A short week and most people are already down to fumes. Thank God, payday is Thursday…

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