Posts Tagged ‘family’

The Bittersweet Joy of Raising Children

My youngest daughter turned 18 on Wednesday and while Mrs. Accountant and I are not yet officially empty nesters the handwriting is on the wall. High school needs to be finished and an adjustment into adulthood is in order before she leaves. The timing is the only thing undecided.

My oldest daughter (I have two girls) stuck around home milking mom and dad for all it was worth. At first the prodding was gentle. As the years passed the cattle prod was more insistent. It’s wasn’t about her behavior either.

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The Cost of Yes

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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A Recap of 2017 and a Few Resolutions

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 Sound of Christmas

  Think of the most beautiful sound you ever heard. I bet it was the sound of a child singing at Christmas time (or holiday of your religion). The video above of children singing Christmas Canon for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a moving sound. It echoes into the heart and soul as their voices lift.…

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Confessions of a Sexual Nature

A clickbait title like above requires some quantification before we begin. It’s not what you think. Fewer than one in a thousand have a clue what I am about to reveal. And the personal finance ramifications are incredible. If you live the story the cost can be a million or more; it can even cost your…

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Travel the World from Your Doorstep

Traveling is a real pain in the tail. Even people who love traveling don’t like the moving part. Planes, trains and automobiles are a necessary part of traveling. Without transportation you can’t get from here to there. People claiming to enjoy travel really are saying they like to experience other places and new people. Not…

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2017 Tax Bill Review, Part 1

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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