Jules Hawkins

Kid’s shouldn’t be accountants… but they should understand the value of money

As you might know, Allison and I have two fantastic sons. Chris is taller than his mom, has a voice deeper than mine, and has just started high school. Duff is not quite as tall, has just started grade 4 and the French Horn, and for the first time in...

How to improve your life, push your limits and save the world

Earlier this month, I was sworn in as the President of my Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918). The number in the name will tell you that this particular Club has just reached its centenary. I’m President # 101. You often hear about how service...

Taking the trauma out of the tax return

Yes, it’s that time of year again…cue music – “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Nobody enjoys doing their taxes. Although, personally, I like one thing about this time of year: I...

Driven to Distraction

One of the things I find most irritating is dealing with cars and businesses. It’s detailed, not particularly obvious, and keeping track of it is onerous. And clients ask me about it ALL THE TIME. So… a perfect topic for a blog post… it lets me...

Become an Accountant, See the World!

Over the Xmas period, we did our usual round of social events – eating too much food, catching up with old friends, and meeting new people at these gatherings. For some reason, this year, I was asked more often than usual: “How did you, born near...