Slide background Accounting Services Made Easy
So you can focus on what is important to you!

Education Week

This last week, my wife, Julie and I attended the Campus Education Week at my Alma mater, Brigham Young University (BYU). Every year, during the week between summer term and fall semester, the campus puts on an education experience for all who wish to attend. This year’s program offered over a 1,000 different classes designed to strengthen and enrich the attendees’ lives. Brigham Young once counseled,

“Put forth your ability to learn as fast as you can, and gather all the strength of mind and principle of faith you possibly can, and then distribute your knowledge to the people”.
Here are some of the highlights (and one lowlight) of the week.

Monday Lowlight

We drove to Provo and checked into the hotel where we had reservations. When we pulled down the bed covers, we saw strands of hair all over the sheets and pillows. There was a spot on the sheet by the pillow where it looked like the prior user had blown his/her nose on the sheet. When we called the front desk, they brought up sheets for us to change the bed. Definitely a lowlight.

Tuesday Highlight

I attended a panel discussion put on by 4 attorneys practicing in the area of immigration. Very enlightening. One of the lawyers made an interesting comment that rang true to me. He said, “active immigration is entrepreneurial”. I find that true in our accounting practice. Many immigrants just want to establish their trade and work for their living. They are small business owners.

Wednesday Highlight

I attended a lecture on “Why Boys Need Heroes”. The teacher explained that boys in the last few decades have shifted from admiring Washington, Lincoln and other noted statesmen to sports and music figures. It’s a shift from having heroes to idols. Here’s what heroes do for boys.

  • Heroes provide vision for what boys can become
  • Heroes inspire boys to reach goals and dreams
  • Heroes can be mentors to show boys how to be men
  • Heroes show how to overcome obstacles
  • Heroes show how to sacrifice

Thursday Highlight

We got “total redneck”. Julie bought tickets to the Nashville Tribute Band and we relaxed and enjoyed the original songs and beats of this group of inspirational country boys. I’ve been singing their songs in my head ever since.

Friday Highlight

We had fun at a cooking demonstration by Chef Brad. He showed how to make sourdough waffles and buttermilk syrup. I kept looking over at Julie; making sure she was jotting down the recipes. Chef Brad placed pulled pork on the waffles, then the syrup, and then he topped it off with a touch of Sweet Baby Rays barbeque sauce. He provided samples to the 300 people in his class. It rocked my taste buds!!



Here at Valentine CPA, we’re here to help make life easy. Reach out to us today for any tax or financial questions or concerns!

Contact Us

Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Why Choose Us?

  • CPA and former IRS agent on staff
  • Over 30 years in business
  • FREE business consulting
  • NO "set up" fee and no contracts
  • FREE tax strategies and advice
  • Phones answered "Live"
  • Work is GUARANTEED or we pay fines

Social

Guide to Financial Planning

  • Jan 3, 2016

Identify monthly outflows as living expenses, savings, and discretionary. Eliminate unnecessary expenses from the discretionary category. If further cuts need to be made, reduce living expenses by obtaining a less expensive auto or home. Reduce savings as a last resort. Track income and expenses monthly and review every six months...

Read More

Guide to Charitable Contributions

  • Jan 2, 2016

Qualified charitabl organizations include non-profit groups that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific, or literary in purpose, or that work to prevent cruelty t children or animals.......

Read More

Payroll

We provide guidance on all of your payroll and quarterly tax issues. Our rates are cheaper than Paychecks, ADP, employee leasing programs and most all payroll services.

Bookkeeping

Our bookkeeping services include: Personalized QuickBooks training, Standard QuickBooks set-up, technical support, ect.

Tax Preparation

We provide tax and financial management services tailored to meet the needs of our business clients. All our Tax Preparation & IRS Help comes with FREE unlimited support.

The hardest thing to understand in the world
is the income tax

- Albert Einstein -