Archive for September 2017

Choose Your Friends Carefully

There is no doubt the kids are back in school. Three times a week I visit the gym midafternoon, a slow time of the day for the establishment. All summer I had the floor to myself or nearly so. Then the days got shorter and the kids went back to school. This gives mom free…

Read More

Higher Interest Rates Will Cause Inflation

There was a time not that long ago when people believed higher interest rates slowed the economy, caused higher unemployment, dampened demand and put pressure on prices. The Federal Reserve in the United States and Central Banks around the planet held this belief tight to the chest. When the economy overheated, causing inflation to creep…

Read More

Too Frugal

Focus is considered one of the most important traits of success. It makes sense. If your mind is constantly wandering it is hard to stick to a project until completion. Frugality also requires focus. I was lucky growing up in the boondocks where the siren song of spending was only visible in the hazy distance.…

Read More

All the New Stuff at The Wealthy Accountant

Astute observers will have noticed the curtains around this blog look different lately. The much talked about redesign is complete. As you can see it has been implemented. As expected, a few bugs needed working out, hence, the purpose for this special, Sunday Edition, post. Everything from before is still here with numerous additional features…

Read More

How to Complain To Your Credit Card Company

Today we have a special guest post from Josh Wilson of Family Faith Finance. Josh’s idea for an article is one I would’ve written if I’d thought of it. I talk about using credit cards as a tool to better manage your finances and those juicy bonuses they offer, tax-free. But what if something goes…

Read More

If You Haven’t Retired by 30 You’re a F—— Failure

When I first discovered the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community I didn’t even know it was a community. Always eager for a good read, I mentally grazed on the offerings of blogs around the internet. Intrigued by frugality I was naturally drawn to these blogs and news articles. Poverty was well in my past,…

Read More

How Rich Am I? How Rich Are You?

Over the years I have been accused of being a millionaire by clients. The quest was to discover how much wealth their accountant had. I was mum. Few of my local clients read this blog; only the few who do know the scope of my wealth and understanding of money. The inquisitors would have been…

Read More

How to Lose a Million Dollars in a Day

There is an insidious side to the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community nobody wants to talk about. I was aware of this issue for some time as the owner of an accounting practice. What I found most disturbing is how blatantly bloggers and talking heads in the demographic keep giving advice that will lead…

Read More