My name is Mark Goodfield. Welcome to The Blunt Bean Counter ™, a blog that shares my thoughts on income taxes, finance and the psychology of money. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a partner with a National Accounting Firm in Toronto. This blog is meant for everyone, but in particular for high net worth individuals and owners of private corporations. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are written solely in my personal capacity and cannot be attributed to the accounting firm with which I am affiliated. My posts are blunt, opinionated and even have a twist of humor/sarcasm. You've been warned. Please note the blog posts are time sensitive and subject to changes in legislation or law.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


You may (or may not) have noticed that I did not post my blog on Monday morning as per my usual routine. This is because I have just returned form a trip to South Africa and Botswana and I am recovering from an over 30 hour airport/travel day. The trip was awesome and I had some great safari experiences.
I will post a blog or four :) discussing my trip in the next few weeks, but as of next week, it is back to your regularly scheduled programing. Here is one of the impressive photos my wife took (she is the family photographer) in Africa. This photo was intentionally cropped, and wait until you see what is on the right hand side of the leopard in the full shot.