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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait to Implement CECL

Posted by Jim Groark on 6/9/20 3:00 PM

By now, you’re probably wondering what to do about CECL. Although it’s been delayed, the fact is that CECL is still happening. In our educated opinion, now is the time to start finalizing CECL plans.

Here are four reasons why we believe financial institutions shouldn’t wait to implement CECL.

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Do It Yourself CECL

Posted by Jim Groark on 12/24/19 10:24 AM

Over the past 20 years I’ve experienced the usual ups and downs of home ownership. A leaky roof, a flooded basement, as well as the two-week bathroom remodel that turned into an eight-week job. I’ve seen it all. At first, I tried to tackle many home projects on my own. I soon discovered that I was a pretty good painter and a really bad plumber. After I accidentally caused an upstairs toilet to leak into the family room ceiling, I resolved to get help from a trusted plumber that had the proper tools and know-how to get any plumbing job done right.

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Top 3 Takeaways on the WARM Method from the April 11, 2019 ‘Ask the Regulators’ CECL Webinar

Posted by Jim Groark on 6/3/19 11:24 AM

I watched the CECL WARM Method webinar provided by FASB and the regulatory agencies. I thought the webinar provided a very thorough review of the Weighted-Average Remaining Maturity (WARM) Method. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, click here to view it now.

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How to Get Someone to Do What You Want

Posted by Jim Groark on 2/17/16 10:30 AM

One of the worst ways to get someone to do something you want is to tell them what to do. Most parents learn that lesson the hard way. The better way to incent certain behaviors is to have the other person see the benefit of exhibiting the desired behavior.

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