Category Archive: Just for Fun

Sep 06

Business Insider Reports its Top Colleges

Business Insider has published its current listing of “The 50 Best Colleges in America”, which is based largely on government compiled data and student experience measurements compiled by Niche, an education research firm.  The rankings were based on the following criteria: High-quality education On-time graduation rates Early-career earnings “a memorable and enjoyable campus experience that instills …

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Jan 12

How Hollywood Sees “The Accountant”

As recently reported by Variety, a new Warner Brothers film will put a face to the role of average mild mannered accountant.  Apparently, he looks like Ben Affleck. Of course, this particular accountant also moonlights as an assassin.  As one might.  And presumably hangs out with Anna Kendrick (role undefined) and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (your run …

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Dec 19

Forty Under 40 Honored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Forty “rising stars” in the field of business valuation and forensic accounting were recently honored by The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (“NACVA”). Following a nationwide examination of practitioners in the field, the NACVA named its “Forty Under 40” list of top, up-and-coming valuation experts. The honorees exemplified the founding principles of the NACVA, …

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Dec 09

A Fishy Application of the Sarbanes Oxley Act

The Supreme Court has been asked to decide the case of a commercial fisherman accused of harvesting fish too small to meet federal fishing guidelines.  The reason the highest court in the US will hear the case?  Federal prosecutors have applied provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in trying their case. The scope of such application is …

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Mar 26

Quarter theft stacks up

A New Jersey man recently entered a guilty plea for his ongoing theft of quarters derived from parking meters.  The individual, who had access to the room where the parking meter change was kept, took “handfuls” of change on a regular basis over approximately two years.  At the end of the period, the theft had …

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Feb 06

2013 Worst Passwords Revealed

SplashData released their 2013 list of “Worst Passwords of 2013”.  The list is compiled from files containing stolen passwords posted online.  The following table ranks the top 25 worst passwords for 2013 and compares them to 2012 and 2011.   Rank 2013 2012 2011 1 123456 password password 2 password 123456 123456 3 12345678 12345678 …

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Jan 31

Millennials Holding on to Cash

Who are Millennials?  They are known as Generation Y, who are between the ages of 21 and 36.  In a recent survey conducted by UBS,  Millennials are described as, Lazy. Entitled. Narcissistic. Spendthrifts. Digitally obsessed. Google the term ‘Millennial’ (ages 21-36), and these are some of the words you will find to describe this generation. …

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Jan 14

Interesting IRS Facts

As 2013 has come to an end, we all must start gathering our 2013 tax records to start preparing for the dreaded tax man.  Do you ever wonder how many returns or how much money the IRS collects?  Or how many audits are conducted? In the 2012 IRS Data Book, released by the IRS, contains …

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Jan 06

‘Twas the Season to Pirate New Christmas Movies

When it came to satisfying their craving for Christmas movies, many people took to the internet in 2013 to pirate their favorite seasonal films. The rate by which these movies were downloaded provides one measure of the relative popularity of various Christmas titles. According to recently reported data, which records download counts of 33 pre-selected …

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Jan 02

Most Productive Day of the Week?

According to a recent survey conducted by Accountemps, it is Tuesday.  Thirty-Nine percent of the Human Resources managers interviewed ranked  Tuesday as the most productive day of the week.  The survey was conducted by an independant research firm, with over 300 U.S. Human Resources managers being interviewed at companies with over 20 employees. How did …

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