Much of the Barefoot Accountant's blog is devoted to articles discussing various accounting, tax, or auditing statements, bulletins, codes, regulations, interpretations, opinions, pronouncements, and methods promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB). Like Delphic oracles of antiquity, these supreme bodies of accounting and taxation have a reputation for issuing statements veiled in ambiguity and incomprehensibility to the uninitiated, keeping tax attorneys and certified public accountants—the high priestesses of the accounting and tax mysteries—gainfully employed. Although a number of guides and interpretations are available to professional accountants on the market today, many fail to provide a comprehensive understanding of the accounting and tax pronouncements. Moreover, most—if not all—are not readily accessible to the general public and are prohibitive in cost. Accounting is the language of business. In light of our country's present economic difficulties, too much is at stake not to understand its syntax, grammar, vocabulary, and methodology. It is the mission of the Barefoot Accountant to assist the "uninitiated" small business owners and individuals in understanding this very important language.