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Caleb Newquist - Voice of the Editor

Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

Latest posts

In conjunction with our monthly theme on retirement planning, we have some information for you today on the rules for early withdrawals from retirement plans, and, in particular, a summary of the exceptions that can allow a person to make an early withdrawal without penalty. Client counseling needs to be done thoughtfully and carefully in this area.
College grads have it tough these days. Not only are jobs hard to find, but most grads have to worry about paying off their student loans, which is hard to do without a job. To make matters worse, many have to deal with credit card debt they amassed during college.
The nation is off and running with its attempt at a socialized health care program for the masses, although there are those who have suggested that the recent Supreme Court decision will create rather than solve many of the problems associated with health care. One thing is certain, however: many new jobs will be created, and there will be lots of health care-related work for accountants and lawyers.
Do you have any financial regrets? The National Foundation for Credit Counseling polled more than 2,200 consumers and found that overspending topped the list of financial regrets, followed by insufficiently preparing for retirement. Take our poll on Facebook and share your biggest financial regrets (it's okay to add "No regrets!" as an answer!). But there's a deeper meaning to this poll for accountants.
Is your firm considering a merger or an acquisition? There is a cause and effect process that relates to the valuation of an accounting firm, and we often focus on the effect rather than the causes. M&A strategist Joel Sinken sheds some light on the causes that play into the valuation of a firm.
While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka PPACA and known to many as Obamacare), the IRS provides guidance on contribution limits for flexible spending accounts.
Pay close attention to "Twelve Ways to Get a Midyear Boost." The title is misleading because the article actually presents almost thirty ways to get a midyear boost. We're approaching the dog days of summer (my favorite time of the year) – don't let this summer slip by without implementing some energizing changes in your workplace.
We all know (or at least it is hoped and perhaps assumed that we all know) right from wrong, how to behave with clients, what types of activities are taboo, what words aren't to be spoken in polite company, how to use discretion when dealing with client information. But we're not just talking about the Golden Rule here. The best way to ensure cooperation and adherence to the rules is to put the rules and expectations in writing.
The latest attempt of our government to offer tax incentives to employers who expand their workforce is being met with the same yawns that previous unsuccessful new hire tax breaks have received. Is it time to try something new?
When I speak to accountants about improving their visibility on the Internet, I often begin with a discussion on making their websites more attractive to search engines. One of my favorite tips for accountants is to do a search for the terms you would use to describe your own website, including the geographic location. So, if you're based in St. Louis and specialize in tax preparation, search "St. Louis tax preparation," or "St. Louis tax CPA," or "St. Louis efile tax" – whatever you think best describes your practice. That's the first step.


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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

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