What goes into the decision to create a spinoff?

Oct 9, 2015
U.S. companies are detatching parts of their operations left, right and center.
Posted In: spin-off, corporate finance, accounting, stocks

Why a share's price and its value might not line up

Jul 22, 2015
A company's share price doesn't necessarily always reflect its true value.
Posted In: Investing, Analysis, accounting, stock market, valuation, whiteboard

The whistleblower's tale: How an accountant took on Halliburton

Apr 21, 2015
Tony Menendez blew the whistle on Halliburton’s accounting practices. The fight cost him nine years of his life.
Posted In: whistleblower, finance, Halliburton, accounting, white-collar crime

How a poison pill works

Mar 23, 2015
Want to deter a company from buying you out? Use a poison pill!
Posted In: whiteboard, poison pill, merger, acquisition, takeover, hostile takeover, M&A, proxy fight, tender offer, buyout, accounting, business, investment banking

How hostile takeovers work

Mar 10, 2015
Hostile takeovers are all about applying extreme force in the form of cash.
Posted In: hostile takeover, accounting, proxy fight, stocks, whiteboard
An income tax form.

Affordable Care Act? Try 'Aggravating Challenge for Accountants'

Feb 6, 2015
Navigating the ACA during tax season can be stressful, and tricky.
Posted In: Taxes, ACA, healthcare, accounting, Affordable Care Act

My Money Story: What happens when you cheat

Feb 6, 2015
Former HealthSouth CEO shares why he confessed to his role in accounting scandal.
Posted In: fraud, healthsouth, accounting, prison, Financial scandals

Should companies be forced to rotate auditors?

Jul 9, 2013
The House of Representatives has voted to ban a proposed requirement that would force companies to rotate auditors every few years.
Posted In: accounting, audit, Congress

CPA secrets: Accountants charge higher prices for difficult clients

Apr 12, 2013
A CPA discusses why she charges what she does for doing tax returns. Hint: the easier you make your accountant's life, the cheaper your price will be.
Posted In: Taxes, accounting

What is an asset really worth?

Nov 28, 2011
I keep hearing talk about "mark-to-market" asset valuation. What does mark-to-market really mean? Steve, Las Vegas, NV
Posted In: Banks, accounting