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A Decrease in Debt Means a Decrease in Anxiety: How to Make It Happen

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Apr 25, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Currently, Millennials are feeling the stress and increasing pressure of debt and it's impacting many areas of their lives. The AICPA released an article called "How to Take the Stress Out of Debt" in which they talk about the mental burden debt brings on top of the financial burden. They reported that nearly 75% of Millennials have debt and 43% have anxiety from their debt. This affects their sleep, work, and relationships in negative ways. But what can you do to help with this debt stress?

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Tags: accounting career, effective communication, Accountants Creating Budgets

CPA's, Are You Preparing For Your Golden Years?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Dec 4, 2017 1:33:49 PM

What comes to mind when you think of retirement? For many of us it's our grandparents. We watched them retire into their golden years with style, vacationing around the world, and relaxing at home. We enjoyed nights being dropped off and spoiled while our parents enjoyed some time sans kids. We loved those times and will cherish the memories forever. The thing is, this was brought on by years of successful planning towards retirement, something that many of us look forward to, but often look past the details it takes to get there.

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Tags: Accountants Creating Budgets, Accounting Career Advice, Accounting News

What Effect Does Passing the CPA Exam Have on Your Salary?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 6, 2017 1:41:00 PM

Getting your CPA sets you ahead of the pack of prospective accountants and results in greater job opportunity. With this comes an increased salary. But how much? The real question is not if it will result in bigger paychecks, but if those paychecks end up being worth the time, effort, and money put into the process. Your career revolves around making good financial decisions, so it only makes sense for you to determine the value of getting your CPA license. It seems pretty cut and dry when you look at the total sum of money. But, you should also consider where you are at in your career, your age, what opportunities for upward mobility already exist, what sacrifices will need to be made, and what your goals are to decided it it's right for you.

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Tags: Accountants Creating Budgets

The Eight Best Towns Where You Wouldn't Think to Look for a Job

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 7, 2017 5:43:51 PM

The reasons they picked these cities are likely different from those a Forbes or Business Insider would highlight, but it's great to have options. The diversity revolves around opportunity and lifestyle. We liked Outside Magazine's different take on cities they liked for their readers. The beautiful thing about being a CPA is how every option is possible. From New York City to a heli-ski operation in Alaska, there are accountants everywhere. Since Outside honed in on their top 25 choices based on great things like places to raise kids, enjoy great food and drink, and be super active, we thought we'd trim the list down with a professional oriented eye.

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Tags: Accountants Creating Budgets, AICPA, Accounting News

Why Accountants Should Mediate Rather than Dictate the Budget

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 2, 2017 12:32:46 PM

When you are in charge of making the financial decisions for your company, it can be easy to get into a mode where you call the shots. The problem with this is how people may disagree with you and stray, bend, or push the limits which will ultimately make your job harder. Much like coaching a team you may be the one in charge, but the key is to get your players to do what you say, not just telling them to do it.

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Tags: AICPA, Accounting News, Accountants Creating Budgets