Star Wars: Through the Eyes of an Accountant

Marty proudly wearing his First Order Stromtrooper shirt.

Have you heard? Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this week! You might ask, what does this have to do with accounting, or tax advice, or financial planning?


I'm a numbers guy, so the thought of Star Wars breaking all sorts of box-office records does sound awesome to me. But no, there really is no accounting reference here.

No discussion about how much the depreciation on an AT-AT would be, or whether or not worker's compensation covers limbs lost while fighting the Sith.

We're not going anywhere near articles that estimate the cost of each Death Star (it's in the billions of billions of billions by the way), or the challenges of trying to depreciate a new (old) Milennium Falcon. Definitely not.

This is all about the die-hard Star Wars fan in me.

▻ I'm excited for the new chapter, and excited my son gets to start with a new chapter.

▻ I'm excited for the new director and writer and producer, all of whom are going to take the franchise in a new direction without harming what has already been done.

▻ I'm excited about the new Star Wars swag (t-shirts, action figures, bobble-heads, etc.) I can add to my collection.

▻ I'm already excited for the next two installments that will round out the Star Wars ennealogy (trilogy x 3).

So after seeing The Force Awakens 2 or 3 times, I'll report back and explain again how it has nothing to do with accounting and everything to do with the sci-fi nerd in me. And how much I contributed to the records it will inevitably break.



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Pocket Marty was born during a conversation with clients and friends talking about how they wanted to have a mini version of Marty on call 24/7 to answer questions or give an opinion...and not always about accounting.

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