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Ask a Mustachian / Re: How to respond to this email???
« Last post by AnnaGrowsAMustache on Today at 12:21:24 AM »
I am a CPA with 10 years of experience that recently decided to go solo....

A financial planner I know well referred a client to me that is a pediatrician with three rental properties. She requested a 2018 tax estimate for the sale of 2 of the properties and is wondering if she should sell the third.  She wants me to run a few different scenarios. She asked for an estimate of the time necessary to give her an estimate. I told her 3.5 hours.  Her response:

My husband commented to me that he was surprised that an experienced accountant would take that long to come up with ball park estimates of taxes. So that we are on the same page about expectations, realizing that you are embarking on a new business, I want to be clear about what I need. Here goes: One paragraph or less, in separate documents, for each of the properties/sale scenarios. 

Considering this response:  "As I'm sure you're aware tax returns are never as straight forward as we think they should be.  I have already spent 1.5 hours conversing with you via phone and email regarding your rental properties and overall tax situation.  I estimate it will take an additional 2 hours to put together an estimate covering the three sale scenarios we discussed.  Let me know if you would like me to proceed with the estimate."

Too harsh? I'm annoyed. I want to write back and tell her "I am always surprised when I get a bill from my pediatrician for $125 for one office visit but I always pay it without b*itching or questioning because I respect my pediatrician and value the service she provides".

I know that this is just the beginning of PIA clients. Wondering if I should just go back to being a contractor for a firm where I do the work but don't have to deal with this crap.

It would take me longer than 3,5 hours to answer her frickin email. Does she imagine she's your only client??
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Yes! Marry me!*

Hmmm...Probably not helpful...  Someone will likely respond, give it a couple of days. It can take longer for people to respond when there are trickier elements like multiple countries or currencies involved.

*Because you live in one of my all-time favourite countries and play instruments.
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Throw Down the Gauntlet / Re: One Song Wonder: Week 5+
« Last post by joonifloofeefloo on Today at 12:17:51 AM »
It might be less work intensive to do monthly or longer versions... since people seem to like the concept and aren't begging to escape :-)

Good point, DS!

I'm allergic to eternal threads so wanted to assure people an end, but the 31st seems like a good go for this month and then whatever an OP decides beyond that?
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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: What comes after the ACA?
« Last post by EnjoyIt on Today at 12:17:35 AM »
All I said is historically whe the markets do well during a presidential election the incumbent is very likely to win. I also said that corporate profits are essential to a sustainable withdrawal strategy in retirement. Each statement was written separately and do not imply one should vote for Trump or that a president has any significant impact on market performance.

I will admit that the corporate tax break has likely been one of the most pro corporate legislations in decades that I can think of. One would assume lower taxes will equal increased profits and increased profits will equal improved market performance but who knows if that will be a reality.

if you had to give me a choice between having enough money to pay for healthcare vs hoping the government gets these policies right I will choose the cash. Our healthcare industry is so fucked up and no insurance oriented legislation will ever fix the underlying problem since insurance isn't the real issue. Cost is the problem and no legislator is willing to discuss it and address it.
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Throw Down the Gauntlet / Re: One Song Wonder: Week 5+
« Last post by Dollar Slice on Today at 12:13:59 AM »
PTF!

It might be less work intensive to do monthly or longer versions... since people seem to like the concept and aren't begging to escape :-)
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Sorry I don't have a favorite instant pot recipe.  But everything I've made from minimalist baker has been good - here's an article with 12 1pot dishes:

https://minimalistbaker.com/12-plant-based-1-pot-dinners/

I've been traveling a lot this past month, but back home now. I'm too jet lagged to do much productive work, so I decided to watch a movie.

Yep - Watching Dominion right now.

http://watch.dominionmovement.com/

Makes me irate thinking of all the people in my life who flippantly say 'bacon tho'.  Those poor piglets and their mommies. It breaks my heart. I'm just 16 minutes into the movie and I think I need to stop for now.

Why do I watch? Because those animals need our voices. Because our planet needs us. Because we as a species are capable of doing so much better than we've been conned into doing.  The sheer number of people who believe they need animal products in every meal is testament to the fact that our cultural conditioning is filled with lies.
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Throw Down the Gauntlet / Re: One Song Wonder: Week 4
« Last post by joonifloofeefloo on Today at 12:06:32 AM »
I hope you don't mind, I copied your intro post. I can make it "mine" if you ask. Just need to get some time and a different device (laptop, not tablet).

Any which way is great, oneday! Thank you for doing it!
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Throw Down the Gauntlet / Re: One Song Wonder: Week 5+
« Last post by joonifloofeefloo on Today at 12:05:41 AM »
Following! ha! :)
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Throw Down the Gauntlet / Re: One Song Wonder: Week 4
« Last post by oneday on August 15, 2018, 11:59:52 PM »
I hope you don't mind, I copied your intro post. I can make it "mine" if you ask. Just need to get some time and a different device (laptop, not tablet).


https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/one-song-wonder-week-5/new/#new
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Throw Down the Gauntlet / One Song Wonder: Week 5+
« Last post by oneday on August 15, 2018, 11:57:49 PM »
one song: one improvement [one week]
Thread Aug 16 - Aug ??? (Can't promise to be as prompt as jooni shutting this one down, but plan to wrap no longer than the 31st)

After one week-isa, we lock the thread and start a new one so people aren't receiving notifications for the rest of their lives.

The idea: You know those tasks that are quick and really improve your day, but you avoid like the plague? This thread supports us to set press play on the song of our choice and move on that task for the duration of the song. Extra Challenge: Whenever we see this thread because someone has bumped it up with a new "go", whoever is on it stops what they're doing, and joins in.

Stuff one might improve, depending on personal circumstances:

*improve minimalism: scan stuff
*improve personal security: shred stuff
*improve environment: put dry dishes away
*improve mood: write a thank you note
*improve body: do pushups
*improve blood sugar: eat some protein
*improve ambience: put the thing back into the storage room
*improve foot happiness: vacuum one room
*improve stress load: wash one unmentionable
*improve floor smoothness: wash one section of floor
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