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How Rich Am I? How Rich Are You?

By Keith Schroeder / September 18, 2017 / 10 Comments

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…

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Debt Collector’s Suicide Bomb

By Keith Schroeder / September 11, 2017 / 14 Comments

This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.   In the waning days of the second millennium of the Common Era I found myself in Austin,…

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Sleep Yourself Rich

By Keith Schroeder / April 24, 2017 / 3 Comments

Tax season is over. The long days and endless weeks are finally at an end. It’s time for a nap. In my younger days I also ran long stretches with limited sleep. Farming is intense during spring planting and autumn harvesting; college was late night studying or visiting with friends; and now taxes provide me…

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The Trauma of Retirement

By Keith Schroeder / April 21, 2017 / 8 Comments

Over the years I have retired many times. So have you. The demographic of this blog leans heavily toward early retirement. This has always bothered me. I always feel like I have to be an apologist for all the folks enjoying their work. Life would be less bright for me and my brethren if we…

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The Dangers of a Side Gig

By Keith Schroeder / April 19, 2017 / 2 Comments

Tax season is officially over and not a moment too soon. As much as I love the work, when months go by without a day off it begins to wear on me. The worst part is the sitting. Too many hours planted in a chair coupled with sleep deprivation and health is not getting the…

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Secret Messages

By Keith Schroeder / April 17, 2017 / 2 Comments

Sometimes accounting can be a downright boring subject. It is the job of your favorite accountant to spice it up a bit with stories and jokes so the message resonates and therefore gets through. No matter how brilliant my idea to increase wealth or lower taxes, it is worth nothing if I can’t keep you…

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Crime and Punishment

By Keith Schroeder / April 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Tax season is racing toward the finish line. There are 5 days left, including today. I’ll work every day, even Easter Sunday to get as many returns out before the due date. The stack of tax returns on my desk is taller than I hoped by this time. Incomplete files are put to the side…

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It Pays to Have a Hobby

By Keith Schroeder / April 12, 2017 / 11 Comments

The demographic reading this blog does the things necessary to retire early. The same demographic believes in a side hustle to retire even earlier or to fill time once work becomes an elective. These facts make hobby rules an important consideration. The tax law has a massive loophole few use. Accountants in the room will…

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