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Goals, Deadlines and an Uncle’s Advice

February 22, 2016

By Mike Bossy I started my CPA practice in October of 1984.  This was done very much on a whim.  It was impulsive and with little planning; I was not sure how I had arrived at the decision...

Merry Christmas, Music and Amazing Things

December 14, 2015

By Mike Bossy I am truly grateful to live in a great country like Canada and I feel fortunate to have the freedoms I may sometimes take for granted. There are amazing things that we get to see, watch...

Remembrance, E.L. Doctorow and Bucket Lists

December 12, 2015

By Mike Bossy Two great friends of mine tragically passed recently and it has taken me quite a while to figure it out. I realize one really can’t.These incredible people were a...

Crayons, Dreams and Kolbe “A” Index

August 7, 2015

By Mike Bossy I was reading the July issue of Success magazine. There was an article entitled Stay Inside the Lines…Or Not, but coloring eases grown-ups’ stress. What I remember about colouring while...

Dark Waves, Bismark and Constructs of the Mind

July 28, 2015

By Mike Bossy I just finished reading Dark Waves :The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. The Lusitania, was a British owed superliner plying its trade on the Atlantic Ocean during...

Church, Basketball and Confidence

July 28, 2015

By Mike Bossy There is some major reconstruction going on at my church, St. Mary’s Tillsonburg. While the renovations are taking place, mass is being held at the former St. Mary’s school. The...

STEP, Canada Geese and Regulations

June 24, 2015

By Mike Bossy This past weekend, I attended the annual national conference of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). This is part of my ongoing training so I can keep my Trust and...

Vision, Mickey Mouse and Transition

June 24, 2015

By Mike Bossy I pulled one of my favourite t-shirts out of the closet this morning. It has Mickey Mouse on it. Every time I wear it,  for some reason I feel good. Walt Disney and what he left...

Golf, Transition and the Family Participation Plan

June 18, 2015

By Mike Bossy  Jason Webster, my financial advisor, invited me to a seminar he held at the Otter Creek Golf Club in Otterville. There were three great speakers.  David Turnbull of Manulife’...

Trust, Transition and the Referability Habits

June 11, 2015

By Mike Bossy I recently returned from the Ontario Conference of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) in Woodstock, Ontario.  One of the speakers talked about the inter-generational...

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