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Turn your refresher course into a tax break


Maybe you feel the need to brush up on your skills in your particular line of work. One option is to take a refresher course at a local college this summer. What makes it even more enticing? You may be able to deduct the cost as a business expense.

Tax Tip of the Week

Want customer loyalty Improve your waiting room


The waiting room experience can be either a deal breaker or a first step toward long-term customer loyalty. If you subject your clients to stressful and uncomfortable delays in an unpleasant environment, you may lose them forever.

Business Tip of the Month

5 essential steps to becoming debtfree


Americans hold more than $1 trillion in credit card debt and over twice that much in loans, according to the Federal Reserve. After mortgages, student loans are the second largest source of debt, and auto loans aren't far behind. It's no wonder many Americans have almost nothing set aside for emergencies or retirement.

Financial Tip of the Month
   
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