The Business Method

Ep. 128 ~ The Lifestyle Accountant

December 14, 2016

Stuck in your accounting job? Learn how to escape the 9-5 cubicle, discover the freedom to roam and enjoy your lifestyle…..this is the tagline and topic of today's podcast. On this episode, we are chatting with the founder of LifestyleAccountant.com, Jeff Maddux. Jeff is a recovering 9-5 accountant who has created a community specifically for accountants that want to and have escaped their cubicle job to design their own life. The Lifestyle Accountant community has many different resources where accountants can come together and learn more about using tools to help them create this lifestyle. They teach people about mini-retirements, credit card consulting, using reward points and miles, personal finance automation, small business finances and how to still keep a successful career as an accountant while creating time and location independence.

*Those that mention hearing Jeff Maddux on our podcast will get a free lifetime membership to The Lifestyle Accountant Community.

Steps for Accountants to Create Location Independence:

1. Cloud Software -Xero -Quickbooks Online

2. Create an Online Presence 3. Learn from Successful Accountants 4. Read the Four Hour Work Week 5. Connect with prospective clients 6. Identify a niche you want to work with 7. Invest in being an entrepreneur 8. Just do it…..book the ticket….someday will never come 9. Make sure your finances are in order Financial Automation Apps -Mint.com -PersonalCapital

22:06 ~ Frequent Flyer Mile Hacking

Honorable Mentions:

Cloud Accounting Software: -Xero https://www.xero.com/ -Quickbooks Online https://quickbooks.intuit.com/var/homepage/

Chris Hooper, CEO of Accodex http://www.accodex.com/

The Four Hour Work Week http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/368593.The_4_Hour_Workweek

Mint.com https://www.mint.com/

Personal Capital https://www.personalcapital.com/financial-software

Josh Bauerle CPA on Fire http://cpaonfire.com/

John Lee Dumas Entrepreneur on Fire http://www.eofire.com/

Maneesh Sethi ~ Hack the System Blog http://hackthesystem.com/

Contact Information:

The Lifestyle Accountant Blog http://www.lifestyleaccountant.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffmadduxcpa

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifestyleaccountant/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffmadduxcpa