I am a professor in the Accounting Department at Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ. I started this blog because I needed a better way to communicate with my students. I have three beautiful children and the best husband in the world. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and I follow all Cleveland teams.
More about me:
I have been “accounting” for things all of my life. As a child, one of my favorite games was a game I made up where I made play money and hid it around the house for my 7 brothers and sisters to find. The person who found the most money won. I did not want dolls, I wanted cash registers for Christmas. My favorite game was (and still is) Monopoly. And, guess what I collect…money. Yes! I am a numismatist. Also, my father brought home blank forms from his job that I loved filling out with made up information. It is no wonder that doing taxes would be the accounting function I enjoyed the most, but I don’t use made up information :). When I was a child, I wanted to be a cashier. In high school, I found out what an accountant did and I fell in love, and never looked back!
Since becoming an accountant, I have used my skills to help poor people learn financial literacy and nonprofit organizations maximize their donations. I have helped business owners establish businesses and get bank loans to keep their businesses afloat and to hire others. I ran my practice for over 15 years and employed many people. I am an accountant and accounting is what I do. I became a teacher so that I can help others enter into this profession, hoping they will feel as passionate as I do about the accounting profession.