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Editor's Insight
Today we have learned that technology is making spending easier, in particular, spending on gadgets and digital stuff like songs and apps. More importantly, we have learned that people would rather change their eating habits than give up their digital entertainment and information-gathering habits. To me, this sounds like the solution to the nation's obesity problem. People will report to community weigh-in centers, and for every pound lost, they get a free digital download! This will lead to a new savings plan. Not only will people save because they are eating less, they will save on digital costs too. Sounds brilliant!

Gail Perry, CPA
AICPA Survey: Technology Has Made It Easier to Spend, Not Save
All those songs, games, apps, mobile connections, and movie downloads are taking a toll on Americans' wallets, with more than half of US adults saying technology has made it easier to spend money and only 3 percent saying it has made it easier to save, according to a survey conducted for the AICPA.
Top Six Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Accounting Firm
If you've been in the business for a few years, and you've established your position in tax preparation or financial advising, you may be getting the itch to start your own firm. Owning your own accounting firm can be an incredibly rewarding experience with an impressive side of perks.
Fun during Busy Season Can Lead to More Productive Staff
Just because accountants are logging eighty-five hours a week doesn't mean they should be deprived of a break once in a while. In fact, allowing yourself - or your staff - to take breaks can lead to more productivity. The staff at TravisWolff believes so much in this concept that they formed a "Fun Committee."
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