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A Day in the Life

Tiffany Mosig - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dear Diary,

Yesterday I found myself in a sea of unfriendly traffic where everyone around me seemed to be challenging me for poll position. To escape, my route suddenly took a quick right into a convoluted game board of challenges that led to and from 4 distinctly different shopping centers, none of which was the one I was trying to get to. Trapped in my car I was hungry, tired and aggravated and just wanted to land somewhere that I could get out and stretch. It wasn’t to be. Jammed parking lots, shopping lines, and the wrong order at the drive through were killing the holiday spirit in me. Why did I think I could get anything done at lunch time? What was I thinking?  read more >


Yin and Yang

Tiffany Mosig - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What a month. It’s as if every time I take a breath, something happens to take it away. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years. A newly elected president stuns the world. Tampa and Havana shake hands to save the oceans. Another product is recalled. How good or bad it feels depends on where you stand.  read more >



Tiffany Mosig - Monday, October 10, 2016

This is Homecoming season, time for games and parades and reunions. I don’t know how you feel about revisiting your past, but high school reunions can be stressful. The first reunion is the hardest. Everyone is out to impress, and anxious to prove that they’re in a ‘good place’ - happy, successful and beyond their former social status. Indeed, some people were. But most of us were still struggling in relationships and jobs.  read more >


Legacy: getting to the real payoff

Tiffany Mosig - Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Recently someone jolted me with a statement. Having lost a large sum of money in business, he said dejectedly, “that was my legacy to my kids.” Screech of brakes. Wait. What?
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What does it take to be a CPA?

Tiffany Mosig - Friday, August 12, 2016

What does it take to be a CPA?  read more >


Freedom (to/of/from) (insert your word here)

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, July 11, 2016

Freedom has lots of faces. I guess it depends on the preposition you’re using. Free will seems to fall under the “freedom to/of” heading like freedom to choose and freedom of speech. It’s good to have lots of those. And we do have lots of those.  read more >


FBAR deadline is June 30th. Period.

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, June 13, 2016

Spoiler alert: If you don’t have ownership of or signing authority for foreign financial accounts, you may feel this doesn’t apply to you. But just because it doesn’t apply now, doesn’t mean it won’t sometime in the future, right?  read more >


Dates to ponder in March

Tiffany Mosig - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Just because there is a significant tax date in March, doesn’t mean it’s the only thing we remember about spring’s lead-off month. Other days are significant too. So just for fun, let’s march through some of the good ones.  read more >


Leaping Lizards, it’s Leap Year!

Tiffany Mosig - Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Is anyone else noticing that “rounding up” is the new painless way to fundraise? Retailers, banks and non-profits alike are asking us to round up so the pocket change will accumulate for the benefit of ourselves or someone else. Not a bad idea. It’s just a few dollars or cents that you’ll never miss…  read more >


Is this the year you finally hire a personal assistant?

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, January 18, 2016

Even though the New Year is just days old, I’m already behind in my resolution to be on top of everything in 2016. We all try to be organized. And none of us likes madly looking for critical paperwork when we’re about to miss a deadline. That’s why so many small business owners find that having a personal assistant the key to maintaining sanity and having a life.  read more >


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