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Corporate Monkey, CPA

Executives Are Roosters

A rooster is showy, perhaps eccentric, craves attention, and often displays power & aggression.  According to The Animal in You, “The rooster’s active mind is always working on a way to create more drama in its life.”  

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The Principles of Early Retirement, Or How To Win Your Freedom.

We are today in the midst of an Early Retirement renaissance.  Never in history has the freedom of Early Retirement been so available to so many people.  And thanks to the internet, never have so many people been aware of the possibility.  

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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) – The Most Badass Early Retirement Savings Vehicle

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are the most badass savings vehicle around for Early Retirement Dreamers.   You get DOUBLE THE TAX BENEFIT of any normal retirement account, and you get COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL FLEXIBILITY – well, almost.  If you’re an Early Retirement Dreamer,

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Optional Insurance Benefits at Work – A Bad Deal For Employees

Does your workplace offer optional insurance benefits?  I mean beyond healthcare, such as supplemental life insurance, long-term care insurance, or supplemental disability insurance.   Many companies offer these plans as optional benefits, paid out of pocket by the employee.  In case you have any doubts,

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The Corporate Ladder

Most of us in the corporate world are familiar with this:  The Corporate Ladder.  At the top of the Corporate Ladder is The Corner Office:  the trophy room of Corporate America.  That is the modern equivalent of hanging a big fat lion’s head over the mantle.  

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My Parking Lot Monkey

I think many people are proud to have no free time – it’s almost a badge of honor.  The problem is, if we don’t slow down, it becomes difficult to appreciate the little things in life.  Today, I was wandering around in the parking lot on my crutches…

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My Corporate Escape Plan

This is the view from my office…..  Nice, right?  How many people have such a view?  Not many, for sure.  It’s beautiful! I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve wiled away staring at that view, masterminding my Corporate Escape Plan while my boss thinks I’m actually counting beans.

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