Orlando Accountant On: “A Penny-Pinching Tax Professional’s Guide To Romance”

What is it with the Giants and acrobatic catches? Five years ago, it was David Tyree … and this year, Mario Manningham comes through with the game-changing catch on the Giants final drive. By the time you get this, enough has been said about the game — but even though I’m not a Giants fan, what I loved about their … Read More

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“Your W2 Is Missing, And What You Should Do” Orlando Accountant Advises

"Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have." -Doris Mortman I’ve put together a primer on automating and leveraging tools in order to get out of debt but, before I get there, today, as I write on Monday, it’s the second-to-last day which organizations can mail W-2’s without facing consequences (you might … Read More

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“Those Little Mistakes Will Be Your Undoing” Orlando Accountant Warns

"Failure doesn’t kill you … it increases your desire to make something happen." – Kevin Costner As I write this on Monday morning, there are a bunch of tears in Baltimore and San Francisco. If you’re not a football fan — let me briefly tell you why: yesterday, in Baltimore, a game-tying "gimme" field goal went wide left, and in … Read More

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Deadlines and Mistakes

"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." -Socrates I’m continuing my (well-received — thank you!) series on hidden financial mistakes I’ve seen over the years … a couple more for you. This hasn’t been an exhaustive list, but I do hope it’s been helpful. Gray Laney’s "Real World" Personal Strategy More … Read More

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Orlando CPA’s: “Back-of-the-Napkin Financial Principles Even *I* Use”

"The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well." – H. T. Leslie Meeting with clients this past week (and the week before) has been a blast. No — really! And yes, I know, I should get out more. The reason we enjoy doing this (especially this time of year), … Read More

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Re: Guarding Against Your Own Private Downgrade

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change." – Barbara de Angelis Last week, we were all reeling a little from the S&P downgrade and all of the other chaos flying around the "body politic" (and economic, to boot). After … Read More

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Guarding Against Your Own Private Downgrade

"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." -Benjamin Franklin What a messy weekend. Heartbreaking news from Afghanistan, the S&P downgrade — and now all of the resultant (and gruesomely predictable) political posturing. Oh, and as I write this, it’s no surprise that the stock market is "reacting" a … Read More

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A Story You Should Read

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James This might offend you, though I’m not trying to ruffle feathers — however, I will be a bit bold here: Could you be focusing too much attention on your family? Now, far be it from me to suggest that your family isn’t the BEST possible investment … Read More

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What if King George Had Said ‘Alright…’

"Wealthy people get wealthy by not losing money." -Warren Buffett Truly, have you ever considered how history shifts on small decisions? What we celebrate on the 4th was the bravery of men who said [John Newcomb paraphrase] : "If you’re going to tax me, I need a representative. And, since you won’t give me THAT … well, we’re free anyway. … Read More

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Raising Wealthy Children

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino These last couple weeks, I’ve been ruminating on how the rich can "act" poor. And there have been a variety of responses — and the questions: "Jon, fine — but how about what it takes to teach wealthy thinking?" A great question — and the … Read More

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