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    December 1st, 2014


    Update on Seminars

    Today, I begin my 18 day trip to the Midwest to give many seminars before I fly home (maybe) on Thursday December 18.  I had previously posted my schedule which you can find here, but wanted to update a couple of items. On Wednesday December 17 I will be doing a farm bill seminar for […]

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    December 1st, 2014


    A Little Recognition

    Our blog got voted one of the 50 best accounting blogs for 2014 by Accounting Degree Review.  It is always nice to get some recognition, however, what is more important is that there are 49 other accounting related blogs listed that may be of interest to our readers.  I would suggest looking through the list […]

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    November 26th, 2014


    Happy Thanksgiving!

    As I spend time in Southern California with my three oldest sons, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels over the holidays.  It looks like the East Coast will have a large storm today and I know this will mess up travel, but try to be like me at the airport.  […]

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    October 13th, 2014


    Less Than Two Full Days to Get Your Return Filed

    I think I must have have gotten 10 or more tax returns wrapped up and out the door today but I know I still have at least 20 or more to get finished by Wednesday at 5 PM (actually earlier for me: I am headed to Southern California to play in my two oldest sons […]

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    September 17th, 2014


    68 Days and Counting

    I am a member of the Emerald Club through National Car Rental.   It appears that so far this year I have been in a rental car with that company for 68 days.  As a direct result of that (and other related days away from home) my wife has talked me into taking her on a […]

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    August 4th, 2014


    On a Personal Note

    As most know, I attended the Farm Financial Standards Council annual meeting in Billings last week.  This ended at about 11 am on Thursday and that afternoon, I got a tour of the Padlock Ranch which is about 400,000 acres of ranch land located in Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana.  A lot of the acres are […]

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    July 31st, 2014


    A Trip to the Zoo

    I posted yesterday on one of the sessions from the Farm Financial Standards Council annual meeting.  Last night, we traveled to the Zoo Montana for dinner.  This zoo was in financial difficulty about two years ago and almost closed down.  The zoo has about 70 acres of ground, however, only 25 acres is being currently […]

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    July 30th, 2014


    The Bakken From an Economist’s Perspective

    The first item on the Farm Financial Standards Council annual meeting agenda was a discussion on the Bakken Oil Field by Scott Rickard, an economist with Montana State University – Billings.  Here are some of the key points from the presentation: Geography – The Bakken oil field essentially covers the Western Half of North Dakota […]

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    July 9th, 2014


    The 12 Day Business Trip

    Today starts my (its seems annual) 12 day business trip to the Midwest.  I start in the Minneapolis office for a couple of days of meetings with CLA staff and then head over to the Sioux Falls area for meetings with clients and prospects. I then head down to Omaha for a Monday seminar I […]

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    June 25th, 2014


    The US has Some Awesome Scenery

    Today’s post will not deal with any tax issues and other farming related items, but rather, will share a few photos I took today on our drive from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to West Yellowstone, Montana.  We traveled through the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks and some of the best scenery in the US is […]

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