CRASH! 4 Car Accident Conversations and Lessons Learned

The loud BANG and subsequent smoky haze emitted from a car’s driver seat airbag going off makes for a jarring experience. You’re bound to be launched into a state of confusion and anxiety, especially if it’s your first accident.

Toward the end of last year, a handful of National Life employees separately got in car accidents in an eerily short time span. While thankfully we’re all safe and sound, our experiences were frightening and stressful.  The silver lining was that each of us learned a great deal and we want to share our experience with you.

To read each author’s story and tips, please click on their names here: Maddy Dickinson, Justin Schwartz, Dena Jackson and Desiree Day.

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How CPA Firms Can Make Money Unrelated to Their Time

My experience has been that 90% of bottom line profits for CPA firms are earned between January 1 and April 15.  From May to December, they try to keep their best people on the payroll without spending down all of their profits.  To accomplish this, many firms encourage their staff accountants to take vacations, complete their CPE requirements, or take additional courses – all to avoid having to pay for excess capacity.

Wouldn’t it be easier to find new services you could offer–services your clients already need–and begin incorporating them into your practice? (more…)

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FEEL SECURE ABOUT S.E.C.U.R.E.

It is a well-accepted fact that Americans have continued to fall short when it comes to saving enough for retirement.¹ Whether this failure is due to a lack of financial education, poor planning, or fundamental flaws to the American retirement system, has been widely debated.  Yet for many individuals, thinking about financial insecurity can cause a terrible feeling. In an effort to help, the government recently passed a spending bill which included legislation aimed at addressing worries about retirement readiness.

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