Price Waterhouse Coopers – International Accounting Firm
One of the many services of the big accounting firms is to examine the financial statements for the Companies on the Stock Exchange, to assure future investors that they’re not investing their money in a bad Company.
Price Waterhouse Coopers is one of these firms. Some of their high profile clients are as follows:
- AIG, receiving total yearly fees of $94.5 million,
- ExxonMobil, receiving total yearly fees of $34.4 million,
- IBM, total fees of $75.6 million,
If Price Waterhouse Coopers makes a mistake, it’s a very expensive mistake.
With this being said, I have a question.
Would you put your money in any of these companies?
A few nights ago, I was sitting in the living room with the kids, and watching television. The movie, Philadelphia, was on TV.
Tom Hanks played the part of a dying man brilliantly. But what else is new? Everything he does on the screen is brilliant. As I was watching the end of this movie, I started thinking seriously about making a living will. I said to the kids:
“I don’t ever want to be like that. Instead of being a vegetable, I’d rather die and get it over with. If I’m ever in a position where I have to depend on a machine, or bottles of fluid to stay alive, promise me you’ll pull the plug.”
Immediately, they got up, unplugged my computer, and threw away every bottle of liquor I had in the house.
Those little stinkers!
Did you know the average American spends $15 a day eating out? This is about $450 a month. Increase this to $600 to $750 if you have drinks with your meals. In a year, this will add up to between $5,400 to $9,000.
Why people don’t have enough money
Now the people who bitch about money know why they don’t have enough money to do the things they want to do.
They’re too damn lazy to cook.
Whether or not this is true depends on the kind of purchase you are making. To simplify this, there are two kinds of purchases. The first is major purchases, or those you don’t make everyday. A house, car, boat, or motorcycle all come within this category. Then, there are the common, everyday purchases. Continue reading Will buying name brand products save you money in the long run?
The IRS Scam Artists are in rare form this time of the year
The last two years, many scammers have been calling people claiming to be Internal Revenue Service agents.
They’ll call you, say that you’re in trouble and threaten you. Then they tell you a policeman will call you back if you don’t cooperate. Finally, they ask you for money, and tell you where to send it. Some even have a side kick posing as a police officer. If you hang up, the sidekick will call back and threaten to come arrest you right away. Some may not even use a sidekick, and call you back with a disguised voice from the first call. Finally, if you are scared out of your pants, you just pay them.
DON’T DO THIS! HANG UP AND IGNORE IT!
The IRS does not operate this way
First of all, the real, true, one hundred percent IRS never calls anyone over the telephone. Second they never threaten anyone.
The IRS does not have to threaten you. All they have to do is send you a letter, say they’re the IRS, and you’re already threatened.