Script of new introductory video

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This is the working script to my new personal introduction video that will be recorded soon and then made into a multi-media video some time after that: “Hello, this is accountant Tony Novak with a quick 10 point personal introduction: 1. The value I bring to clients today comes directly from experience and relationships built over several decades […]

Problem with Acronis Cloud Backup has me scared

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I am investigating a problem with Acronis Cloud Backup where the problem is that the server becomes not available. The pattern I see that is also reported by other users is that this happens shortly after the customer upgrades their service and then attempts to do a restore. It has me scared. I do have […]

Why I prefer Microsoft Office over Google Apps (and Excel over Sheets)

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These notes are prepared in advance of a collaborative article with another CPA. The proposed article is meant for accountants about the benefits of Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets. This is why I prefer Microsoft Office and Excel: I am paying Microsoft for a service so there is a legally enforceable contract. I have the right […]

A practical approach to bitcoin for regular people

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Today I set up an account on Coinbase so that I can conduct transactions in bitcoin. If you don’t know what either of those terms means, there is probably no point in continuing to read further. But if you are aware of bitcoin and might have been wondering whether “regular people” should be involved, this […]

Review of my data backup plan: everyone should have one!

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Everyone should have a data backup plan with built-in redundancy that anticipates human error and known risks. Those who do not, it seems to me, always eventually wind up losing data. I’ve lost important data over the years including legal and financial records and family digital photos so I feel like I’ve learned the hard […]

LinkedIn premium still a lackluster offer

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  LinkedIn premium continues to lack a motivator for users. After determining that Inmail doesn’t work and knowing the details of those who view my profile hasn’t turned in any additional value, the basic account seems to hold virtually 100% of the value of LinkedIn service. I suspect eventually they will find a benefit to […]

Simple and Basic PC Care Tips

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Our household had a lot of time-consuming PC problems this past month. Everone who has a PC should take these five basic precautions and parents have to do it for their kids’ machines or face dealing with the consequences: 1. Have an up-to-date anti-virus system. ESET has been flawlesshas been flawless system. ESET has been […]