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Personal Solutions to the Healthcare Crisis

By Keith Schroeder / December 11, 2017 / 33 Comments

In the United States healthcare has gone from crisis to tragedy. Double digit increases in insurance premiums for many years on one hand and a tax code that forces you to pay up on the other is a painful experience for many family budgets. The current tax code contains a health insurance mandate; have health…

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Side Gig: Tax Preparation

By Keith Schroeder / December 6, 2017 / 41 Comments

A common request the last few months involves starting a tax preparation side gig. A seasonal tax prep business can be rewarding if you follow a few simple rules. And if it spirals out of control you might find yourself working a full-fledged business 30 years later like a certain tax professional we will not…

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2017 Tax Bill Review, Part 1

By Keith Schroeder / December 4, 2017 / 58 Comments

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is a certain unnamed accountant will do rather well over the next several years with the new tax code. The bad news is you will not. The current tax bill on the verge of becoming law will make an experienced tax professional more…

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Walking the Less Traveled Road

By Keith Schroeder / December 1, 2017 / 8 Comments

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to extend my Thanksgiving holiday by attending a few days of continuing education training. Northeast Wisconsin isn’t a bad place to get an education as long as you can get to Green Bay or the Fox Cities. But when you live in the middle of nowhere it takes…

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Don’t Read This Blog!

By Keith Schroeder / November 23, 2017 / 15 Comments

For thousands of years in the Western world the best way to be noticed was to have your book banned by the church. Intelligent modern authors would welcome such attention as it guarantees their work will be lifted from obscurity into the light. Every year books are banned. Sadly, your favorite accountant has never made…

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Your Share of Passive Income

By Keith Schroeder / November 13, 2017 / 18 Comments

The biggest risk most people have when it come to building wealth is putting all their eggs in one basket. Having one full-time job supplying you with 100% of your income means you are either doing well or in a crisis. Wealthy people and large corporations have multiple streams of income and continually work to…

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Camp Accountant

By Keith Schroeder / November 10, 2017 / 19 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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Real Estate versus Index Funds

By Keith Schroeder / November 6, 2017 / 31 Comments

As you work toward financial independence the question pops into your head: Which investment is best to get me there?  Index funds usually, or at least should, top the list. Real estate is not far behind. People wrongly believe real estate is a better investment vehicle than a broad basket of stocks. The first fallacy…

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