Of interest rates and inversions The media frequently broadcasts unsettling stories about interest rates or about poorly understood economic concepts like the inverted yield curve. Most of those stories gloss over the issues, with a series of talking heads predicting... read more
“Remain calm! All is well!” Such words are uttered by Kevin Bacon during the climax of the movie Animal House (1978), as his character – the antagonistic Chip Diller – helplessly attempts to address a fleeing mob of shrieking parade-goers. The context of the scene... read more
If you’ve developed a plan to address the future viability and ownership of your CPA practice, congratulations. You’re ahead of most practices. But having a plan to govern who may become partners or how they’ll be selected is only part of what you need to consider.... read more
As a longtime partner in your CPA practice, you’re proud of your professional expertise and what you’ve been able to accomplish. Whether you took the step of becoming a partner to have a bigger say in how your practice serves its clients, to gain a greater reward for... read more
A simple map for partner buy-ins Typically, CPA firms devote a great deal of thought to partner retirements. That’s no surprise, given that most CPAs work hard throughout their careers to ensure they are able to make the most of their post-retirement years. But it’s... read more
We all like to think that we’ll know when it’s time for us to walk away from work for good. In fact, many of us are so eager for the things we’ll be able to do when we retire that we look forward to it. Some obligatory lunches with longtime colleagues, transition... read more
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