Shakopee Accountant: “I’m A Myth-Buster”

"If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of." – Bruce Lee Scattershooting around the tax world while simultaneously preparing for a sure-to-be-busier tax season (thanks for all the recent referrals — keep ’em coming!) AND navigating the perils of another holiday season … well, it means one busy Roger! Seriously, we’re getting … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant: “I’m A Myth-Buster”

Shakopee Accountant On: “How To Handle All These End-Of-Year Giving Requests”

"The only way to get positive feelings about yourself is to take positive actions. Man does not live as he thinks, he thinks as he lives." – Vaughan Quinn The other day, I received probably the 20th "Consider including _____ in your holiday giving plans" request of the season. I’m not tired of it (in fact, I welcome it), but … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant On: “How To Handle All These End-Of-Year Giving Requests”

“Make These Moves This Month” Shakopee Accountant Advises

"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives."  -Anthony Robbins Hey, maybe my readers of last week’s Black Friday tips REALLY took it to heart! Apparently, sales from that day were up a whopping 16% from last year, which, as I write this on Monday morning, is driving the stock markets up, … Read More

R Menden“Make These Moves This Month” Shakopee Accountant Advises

Shakopee Accountant On: “Betting On Black”

"95 percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself."  – Brian Tracy You know how Thanksgiving got its start, don’t you? Smack in the middle of horrendous civil war, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving which should take place every year. I believe Lincoln understood a fundamental … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant On: “Betting On Black”

Shakopee Accountant Reviews: “Questions Which Might Affect Your 2011 Tax Bill”

"If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be." -Goethe I have a few questions for you, which won’t take very long to answer, but can help US help you keep your taxes down, even for this year. Just email the … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Reviews: “Questions Which Might Affect Your 2011 Tax Bill”

Shakopee Accountant Reports On: “Living In a Material World”

"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough." -Charles Dudley Warner There was a recent "Freakonomics" podcast about the folly of prediction. Fascinating stuff — and (predictably) one of the most valuable conclusions? The experts are usually wrong. When you study how experts make opinions and, more importantly, the characteristics of those who make GOOD predictions, … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Reports On: “Living In a Material World”

Shakopee Accountant Asks: “I’m Not Lying–Are You?”

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather Now that “extension season” has all been about wrapped up, we’re able to breathe a little easier around here at Team Menden. And one of the things we’ll be focusing on, next, is how to maximize YOUR tax savings for 2011. We’re … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Asks: “I’m Not Lying–Are You?”

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”

“A Tax Hike for You?” Shakopee Accountant Advises

"Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity." – Goethe Monday morning, we all woke up to a new deficit-reduction plan from the White House: raise taxes. (Story here: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-obama-deficit-20110918,0,2819262.story ) I’m not here to beat anyone’s political head on the wall, so I’ll restrict my comments to a few key points — for YOU: 1) It’s not a … Read More

R Menden“A Tax Hike for You?” Shakopee Accountant Advises

In A Sandwich?

"Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." – George Herbert If you take a broad view of our culture over the last 50 years (and you do it objectively), you can see … Read More

R MendenIn A Sandwich?