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Financial Planning and the Death of a Spouse

By Keith Taxguy / June 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

There are critical times in the course of life when financial independence is at risk of destruction. A lifetime of planning, saving, and investing can go up in smoke in a few short years without an adequate plan to protect the most vulnerable member of a marriage (or any relationship, for that matter) after the…

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My Allergic Reaction to Commercial Media

By Keith Taxguy / June 13, 2016 / 3 Comments

Cable TV arrived late at my household and left early. Back in the 80s and early 90s we only had local channels available over the airwaves. As the year 2000 approached I broke down and allowed cable TV to enter my home. It was a disaster. I could not believe I was paying for something…

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Life is a Joke, Then it is Over

By Keith Taxguy / June 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

*** Don’t miss an exciting episode in the wacky world of the Wealthy Accountant. Subscribe with the button in the upper right hand corner. It’s free! (As if anyone would pay for this madness.) _____________ A thought experiment: Why do you want money? What drives you to attain financial independence? Why is retirement such a…

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Addiction: The Killer of Financial Independence

By Keith Taxguy / June 6, 2016 / 2 Comments

A cold summer wind is blowing out of the east this morning as the horizon brightens with twilight. Mrs. Accountant steps beside me and places her hand on the inside of my elbow. I bring my steaming mug of coffee to my lips, anticipating the scalding bitter liquid. I swallow. Heat radiates from my core.…

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Camp Mustache III Roundup

By Keith Taxguy / June 4, 2016 / 6 Comments

There is a raggedy band that gathers in the hills east of Seattle every year over the Memorial Day holiday in the States. From around the planet they gather, each with their own unique story. I was one of those stories. Camp Mustache III was a resounding success again this year as Joe, Kristin, and…

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Finding a Mate Wealthy Accountant Style

By Keith Taxguy / May 31, 2016 / 5 Comments

I am writing this as I sit in the Seattle airport waiting to go home after a long weekend at Camp Mustache 3. (More on Camp Mustache later in the week as I write a roundup post.) The weekend was nothing short of incredible. The people I met and the stories shared have me tingly…

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Buy a Car $4,000 Under Blue Book

By Keith Taxguy / May 26, 2016 / 5 Comments

Cars are a leading cause of wealth destruction; they are also a necessary evil in our society. The only way to win the “car” game is to prepare for battle with a fully loaded arsenal. Today I am going to show you how I buy cars for $4,000 or more under Blue Book. Before we…

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The Power of Knowledge

By Keith Taxguy / May 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

Many years ago a young man entered my office wanting to see me. He had a fan folder filled with documents and needed his tax return prepared. In a weak moment I allowed him a meeting without an appointment. As I always do with a new client, I started to ask questions. It is my…

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