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What My 4 Year Old Taught Me About Savings

March 5, 2009

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Recently we started giving my 4 year old an allowance for helping around the house.  It’s only a dime here and a dime there, but he’s EXTREMELY proud of his money and what he can do with it.  His ultimate idea right now is to only save to buy Star Wars stuff, but what he’s […]

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So What If The Markets Keep Going Down??

February 10, 2009

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Being in finance, I often field a lot of questions about the various markets.  One of the most repetitive questions I’ve heard is, “what happens of the stocks keep going down?” Well there are various answers to this.  When you enter the market, you often answer questions about how conservative or aggressive you want to […]

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Top 10 List – What I Learned From Being Laid-Off

February 7, 2009

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Hundreds of thousands of people were laid-off this week.  I found myself being swallowed in the latest unwanted trends and forced to hit the curb trying to find another way to make a living.  Although I understand the business sense behind the decision, it still sucks… So I’ve compiled a list of odd ball things […]

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Financial Risk and Flying Pigs

January 8, 2009

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There is currently a belief that financial risk is easily measured. That we can stick some sort of risk-meter into the financial system and get an precise measurement of the risk of complex financial instruments. The poorly misguided belief that this risk-meter exists plays a key role in getting the financial system into the mess […]

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Difference Between Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

December 10, 2008

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Every so often, accountants get asked some dumb questions.  Some of the questions I’ve received are “I never signed up for insurance, so why does medicare keeps getting deducted from my check?”  Or “can I get paid in cash so I don’t have to pay my child support?”  Even ones like “I don’t have a […]

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Realistic Forecasting For Start-Ups

November 18, 2008

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Since my experience with start-ups began a few years back, I have seen many examples of top-down forecasting that has left many venture capitalists wondering if the speaker had any credibility whatsoever.  Top-down forecasting is taking the market level from it’s highest point and working down to come up with your sales figures.

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Guest Blog – BizCover.com.au

November 17, 2008

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From time to time, I have found it of great value to share and embrace other start-ups and ingenius business ideas.  With that being said, I have come across a fabulous team from Australia that is making waves on their side of the world with a new business venture that I am sure will be […]

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Testing wpToGo on my Android G1 phone

November 12, 2008

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Gonna be awesome if this works!

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My New Toy & Some Social Media Tech News

October 30, 2008

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Ok I admit I’m a tech gadget nerd, just like 3/4’s of the population right now. Once I got my Google Android phone, I’m SO happy I never bought into the iPhone hype. I’m an accountant, and I use a lot of email, blogging, web surfing, Twitter, Facebook, Brightkite, etc. With that being said, I […]

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CFO Career Booms During An Economic Crisis

October 21, 2008

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As finance executives are having a hard time finding the silver lining in the credit crisis, its no wonder that the recent problems on Wall Street have forced them to revisit their bank relationships, redo their forecasting, rethink their cash management strategy, and worry a lot more about what tomorrow will bring. But under the […]

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