accounting

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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...

Why I Thanked My Accountant

In 2013, I won the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for “Start-up of the year”. During my acceptance speech at the awards gala, I thanked a small handful of people who helped and mentored me along the way, and included among...

Are You Wearing Pants Today?

Just under two years ago Jules and Allison made the brave decision to hire someone (me) who confirmed in writing something to the effect of “I am 100% certain I have no idea where my husband and I will be living one year from now”, thanks CaRMs (Canadian...

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...