I’m NOT a Financial Planner, But …

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”  – Jim Rohn First off, I hope you’ve had the chance to respond to last week’s blog post — and thanks to the many who took the time to help US help YOU before tax season strikes. But secondly, I’m here to challenge your thinking a little today. This blog post … Read More

R MendenI’m NOT a Financial Planner, But …

Shakopee Accountant Defines: “Common Sense Identity Protection”

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs (1955-2011) Enough has been written, by now, of Steve Jobs, that my two cents seems a bit stale. But I would like to say this: Steve Jobs made the … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Defines: “Common Sense Identity Protection”

Deadlines And Mistakes

"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." -Socrates I’m continuing my (well-received — thank you!) series on hidden financial mistakes this week. But first a few reminders for you: 1) "Extension friends" (that means the ones who filed for one in April, or earlier): we’re coming down to the wire … Read More

R MendenDeadlines And Mistakes

Shakopee Accountant Reports On: “Financial Mistakes Hardly Anyone Talks About”

"The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves." – Robert Burton In the course of our daily work around here, we not only work with numbers a LOT … but we also get a regular course on how people (our clients, mostly) *think* about those numbers. … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Reports On: “Financial Mistakes Hardly Anyone Talks About”

Shakopee Tax Professional’s: “Back-of-the-Napkin Financial Principles Even *I* Use”

"The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well." – H. T. Leslie Meeting with clients this past week (and the week before) has been a blast. No — really! And yes, I know, I should get out more. The reason we enjoy doing this (especially this time of year), … Read More

R MendenShakopee Tax Professional’s: “Back-of-the-Napkin Financial Principles Even *I* Use”

It’s About Halftime

"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back." – Harvey Mackay I have an action item for you in a moment, but before I get there, allow me to explain… You see, one of … Read More

R MendenIt’s About Halftime

What if King George Had Said ‘Alright…’

"Wealthy people get wealthy by not losing money." -Warren Buffett Truly, have you ever considered how history shifts on small decisions? What we celebrate on the 4th was the bravery of men who said [Roger paraphrase] : "If you’re going to tax me, I need a representative. And, since you won’t give me THAT … well, we’re free anyway. Government … Read More

R MendenWhat if King George Had Said ‘Alright…’

Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is

"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." – Luke 12:34 I’m in a bit of a contemplative mood as I write, this morning. After a restful weekend with friends and family … being out and about, listening to the radio and watching some TV, I’m struck by this question — why is it that so many people … Read More

R MendenPutting Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Shakopee Tax Professional Answers, “How Warren Buffett Did It”

“Fortune favors the bold.” – Virgil Ah, sweet May. I love it. The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. Once the weather begins to get warmer, you see people start thinking about summer and, of course, they want to lose weight to look good in their bathing suits. Why do so many wait until it gets warmer until … Read More

R MendenShakopee Tax Professional Answers, “How Warren Buffett Did It”