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Healthy Gift Ideas for Anyone

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:16 Comments Off

To help motivate healthier eating, Adams suggests thinking creatively — for the Mexican food lover, buy a low-fat Mexican cookbook accompanied with a set of spices for those dishes. Or maybe a co-worker is a tea drinker who would love a nice teapot filled with bags of green tea, which research shows helps prevent heart […]

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Meeting Member Desires

Thursday, January 12, 2012 6:00 Comments Off

More than 1,000 surveys during their membership sales process asked people why they joined health clubs. What was found was that members wanted to lose weight, have more energy, feel less tired and get in shape. However, when members spoke with the fitness staff on the exercise floor, their concerns fell into one of five […]

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MP3ing the Night Away

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:41 Comments Off

Music on the PCs a few years ago was a pretty sorry affair. Most people only ever heard badly produced “midi” files, or large and crackly “wav” files. People who knew a bit more about PCs were into mods and various tracker formats, but the quality still wasn’t there, the dream of realistically having CD […]

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Education Tax Deductions Post 2

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:25 Comments Off

HOPE SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDITS These credits are available for the first two years of post-secondary education. The maximum credit you can claim is 100% of the first $1,000 you pay in tuition and fees, and 50% of the next $1,000. In other words, it maxes out at $1,500. You can claim the credit on your […]

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Education Tax Deductions Post 1

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 17:34 Comments Off

It’s my understanding that a family must have an adjusted gross income of less than $100,000 in order to take advantage of the new education deductions. Our AGI works out to a bit over $100K. However, we have three children in college. Will we be able to use this deduction at all?

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Paying Off Student Loans

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:00 Comments Off

My husband and I — both teachers — have huge student loans to pay off. We want to know if there’s any way we can put off or just pay part of what’s due on our loans until my husband is earning more.

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Selecting an Accounting Package Post 2

Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:11 Comments Off

Step Two: Evaluate Software Packages After you have determined your needs, you will want to compare them with various software packages, the more the better. This process can be done efficiently through the use of the marketing materials and specifications each software company should provide on its package. After the initial “weeding out” stage, you […]

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Selecting an Accounting Package Post 1

Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:23 Comments Off

It is always amazing to me just how many resellers and VAR’s in the channel are looking for an accounting software program that will fit the needs of their unique business. Finding the right package is critical to the ongoing operation of your company.

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Creativity Wins

Saturday, March 5, 2011 3:46 Comments Off

Back at Red Sky, experimentation is precisely what got Smith into the online ad business. Part computer geek, part creative evangelist, he managed IBM mainframes for a pharmaceutical company as a teenager and followed a path in tech consulting. By 1992, after earning a business degree from the University of California at Berkeley, he was […]

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Doom and Gloom

Monday, February 28, 2011 7:39 Comments Off

The writers pulled all of their most gruesome tricks out of their bag. As if the heroin-addicted baby wasn’t enough, they had to give us the HIV-positive elderly woman who unknowingly contracted the virus from her fink of a fiancŠ¹. And who can forget the father who accidentally ran over his kid while they were […]

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