Singer Rihanna and PowerBall Lottery Winner Get Advice

Recent news reports indicate concerns shared by entertainers, high income earners, and people who gain sudden wealth. One prominent group has announced their suggestions for a refreshed approach.


Richardson, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/20/2012 -- According to recent news reports, R&B pop and hip hop singer Rihanna encountered disagreement with the accounting firm hired to assist with her "Last Girl On Earth" tour in 2009 on which she had been scheduled to perform with artists like Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj.

"You can often predict if an accountant will be a good fit for your objectives if they specialize in scenarios like yours and how they respond to the questions you ask them," said Brenda Chen, Publications Director of Books Training (

Ms. Chen furthered, "Is the accountant resourceful with their answers? Are they ethical? Are they willing to research alternatives for you? Many people have unique circumstances but still want quality advice that they can trust."

Ms. Chen also adds that the PowerBall lottery player who purchased a winning lotto ticket in Michigan could also benefit from competent advice while stepping forward to claim the $337 million prize, the third largest jackpot in PowerBall history and the seventh largest in the United States.

"Some accountants may specialize in working with high income earners, high net worth families, or small businesses while other accountants only service large firms," Ms. Chen explained.

"Consider accountants who have experience with situations and goals like yours first. Most importantly, schedule a meeting so you can interview them before committing to your working together," Ms. Chen suggested.

Ms. Chen advised, "It's important to educate yourself. Students of our software training programs at Books Training feel empowered when they gain knowledge about accounting and their software."

Ms. Chen explained that a basic accounting and bookkeeping course can help people who are not familiar with managing business finance. Some people also find it helpful to learn QuickBooks with a professional QuickBooks training program because QuickBooks is a very popular software used for small business accounting.

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Ms. Chen concludes, "After you do your research, know that you have your future on the line so don't be afraid to ask some very tough questions. A compatible disposition and qualifications are important but never hire any advisor on their location, personality, experience, or fee structure alone."

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