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Should We Run Our Marriage Like a Business?

By Keith Taxguy / July 12, 2018 / 13 Comments

Two and a half years ago when I started this blog I had a vision for what it would become. The original primary goal was to encourage readers to slide a chair around behind my desk and view the world from my side of the desk. I’ve always found the world interesting from my perch. Things I would never know or experience were front and center due to my position in the world. It all fascinated me.

Before long I expanded my vision. I wanted this blog to be a sort of personal journal to my children. When I’m gone (and hopefully while I’m still here) my girls can reference the thoughts of their dad. Some things are modified to protect the guilty (as I like to say), but the flavor is all there. Who and what I am is on these pages. This is the most real me I’ve ever presented. It took decades of writing, learning and growing to reach the point where I was comfortable exposing myself to the world.

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Why Banning Gays and Transgenders from the Military is Bad for Your Wallet

By Keith Taxguy / August 28, 2017 / 19 Comments

Hatred is in the air and it’s costing the nation plenty and a whole lot more to those who harbor the hate. The President has now banned transgender people from the military and the alt-right is cheering. And it’s a stupid idea. It is easy to see how dumb this policy is if you think…

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Optimism and the Fountain of Youth

By Keith Taxguy / July 28, 2017 / 20 Comments

When Donald Trump won the Presidency many people were elated. Many more were depressed. Others felt scorn, concern, nervousness, helplessness and betrayal. How could this happen? A man with no political experience and a fire brand built on controversy win the election? Shortly after the election Warren Buffett was quoted as saying America would be…

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Investment Commercial Real Estate Profits and Pitfalls

By Keith Taxguy / June 21, 2017 / 4 Comments

Residential investment property is forgiving for the most part. Professional managers exist in most markets and except for the very worst of conditions it is possible to fill most apartments even if it is not at a profitable rate. The number of residential properties available is large and unloading a single family home or duplex…

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You’re Using the Wrong Definition for Retirement

By Keith Taxguy / June 2, 2017 / 7 Comments

Old dogs can learn new tricks. Preconceived notions are not reality or facts. Several years ago life was going fine for me. Business was good, the sky was sunny and I thought I had a firm grasp on how the world worked. An avid reader, I chanced across a blog that pulled me in deeper…

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Camp Mustache IV Roundup (Seattle)

By Keith Taxguy / May 30, 2017 / 10 Comments

There has never been a conference I didn’t learn something from. Camp Mustache IV in Seattle this past weekend was the best ever for learning. Others may have had a different experience. Where you are on your journey determines how valuable a conference like Camp Mustache is. Two years ago I attended my first ever…

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Losing Touch with Reality

By Keith Taxguy / May 26, 2017 / 2 Comments

Just when you find someone really good word gets out and they get busy/popular/semi-famous or some other bullshit. A great tax guy stops taking new clients and is slow as hell because he has too much work to do. An awesome blogger is discovered by the world at large and is inundated with requests until…

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