before you skip this post, i realize that no one reading this actually wants to be an accountant. and really, this post doesn't have anything to do with actual accounting, so the title is misleading, however catchy it may be.
if you didn't already know, i work in accounting. every time i tell someone that i get the question "so, will you do my taxes?" so here's a disclaimer - i hate doing taxes! i don't actually do taxes for my job, and i dread income tax time. i use TurboTax to file my income taxes and fully recommend it - unless you have a lot of complicated things on your return. when in doubt, i would definitely recommend you to go to a CPA! that was a little off topic, but there you go.
one of my accounting professors in college would spit out his own little "proverbs" during class. (some are actually from Proverbs) he let you write them down & memorize them to get extra points on tests. i think he mainly did this because he taught at such a high level that his test grades were horrible. but it was entertaining either way & pretty good advice. so, today i'm going to share some of my favorite ones with you.
stay away from cherry tomatoes on business interviews & dates
[his reason being you might go to cut it and either squirt juice on the other person or the tomato will go flying across the table - he's speaking from experience]
your greatest ability is dependability.
the difference in loving your job & hating your job is whether you can choose to be there or not.
80-10-10 is the key to becoming financially independent.[give 10% to God. invest 10%. and live off the 80%]
if it's free then you can't afford it.
[ex. healthcare reform]
that which is easily gotten is quickly despised.
you can choose your sin but you can't choose your consequences.
[this was based off of the Tiger Woods scandal of '09]
a little sleep, a little folding of the hands, and poverty will strike you like a bandit in the night.
[Proverbs 24:33-34; Proverbs 6:10-11]
it is just as important to know how to live as it is to know how to make a living.
you get the job when you walk through the door, after that all you can do is lose it.
the best predictor of the future is the past.
the most important financial decision you will make in life is the person you marry.[that's sound advice.]
never loan that which you cannot afford to give.
on a first date, take her to an italian restaurant.[he says this increases your probability of success. haha]
the best place to take a stand is the place of first contact.
plans fail for lack of advisors.[Proverbs 15:22]
trend is your friend.
buying stock is buying future earnings.
the biggest enemy of business is uncertainty.
time is your greatest ally to becoming financially independent.
when a guy asks you to marry him, ask to see his credit report.
there are two ways to make money:1. work really hard
2. invest, read, and take Mr. Good's tax class
the biggest reason people lose their job is because they don't get along with their fellow employees.
graduates should leave here and become young champions for Christ.
don't settle for a hot dog when you can have steak.
the goal of a graduate is to become financially independent.
the less people look like angels, the more laws we need.
the more people look like angels, the more laws we need.
if you want a greater reward, you must take a greater risk.
the purpose of insurance is to protect yourself against a loss you can't afford to sustain on your own.
so, just let this show that some accountants do have a sense of humor & pretty solid advice to boot!