Cost of Free

The Cost of Free

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Does free even have a cost? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of cost is “the price of something; the amount of money that is needed to pay for or buy something; something that is lost, damaged or given up in order to achieve or get something.” Accountants have an obsession with costs. We classify them; we group them, …

August 2014

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THE FINANCIAL EDGE Are you achieving your heart’s desire? by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom It is easy to be overwhelmed and burned out. Many can no longer see their dream. Every day we have a full 24 hours of choices. One way to hold yourself accountable is to measure your activities, specifically identify and measure the key activities that will achieve your …

July 2014

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THE FINANCIAL EDGE Are you looking for Financial freedom? Or Financial success? by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom CPA Just because you have money, does not mean you have financial freedom or financial success. It is much more than just having money or assets. What is financial freedom? It is the freedom to be yourself and do what you really want in life. …

May 2014

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THE FINANCIAL EDGE Acres of Diamonds – A story of Opportunity retold by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom CPA A farmer lived in Africa. His most recent visitor shared the fascinating tales of finding diamonds in Africa. He got so excited it that he sold his farm and headed out to strike it rich! For many years, he wandered searching for diamonds. As …

February 2014

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Making decisions with the head, the heart and gut. by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom CPA Every day we make decisions – some are important and some are trivial.  In my line of work, we base decisions on data.  However that is only one perspective of the issues – other factors that affect the outcome are involved.  Factors such as internal desires and …

January 2014 Newsletter

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Where are you going?  by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom CPA The beginning of the year is a good time to review last year’s results and plan for this year.  A financial budget is a tool that is available to help guide and design your future.  It can tell your story before it happens. Let’s get started… Understand your business.  Discover changes in …

Lighten UP!

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Life throws many things in the way, situations that bring me frustration, anger and disappointment. Situations such as: NFL replacement refs Political ads road construction tax law changes I tend to take life very seriously. My boys have given me many opportunities to lighten up. Halloween is one. My boys love trick or treating. They dress up every year. Halloween …