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Rx for Success: Early Reading

http://www.thestate.com/opinion/op-ed/article133355609.html

How to Build the Best Preschools

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/insider/pre-k-academic-free.html

The Business Case for Early Childhood Education

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/opinion/the-business-case-for-early-childhood-education.html

A South Carolina Parent Guide to the Early Learning Standards

http://scchildcare.org/media/1041/ParentGuidetotheStandards8608.pdf

The Importance of Early Childhood Interventions to South Carolina’s Competitive Future

http://sccompetes.org/earlychildhood/

Scams Against the Elderly: Know the Danger Signs

News of yet another investment scam is alarming enough, but when the victim is elderly, the crime seems especially offensive. Senior citizens are a favorite target of con artists for a variety of reasons. Here are some popular schemes to look out for. Scams take many forms, but those involving gold and precious metals are…

Consider Four Tax-Smart Ways to Save for College

The cost of sending a child to college is daunting. According to the latest figures from the independent College Board, the total average cost for the 2010/2011 academic year – including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other sundries – for in-state students at four-year public colleges was $20,339. For…

Charitable Contributions: More Than Just Cash Might Be Deductible

Many taxpayers give much more than just cash to their favorite charity. Many also provide their time, travel, meals, and other “out of pocket” expenses in order to assist the charity in doing good work. And while you can’t take a charitable deduction for your time, you are allowed to deduct other expenses incurred in…

Make the Right Pricing Decision

In business, making pricing decisions is always tough – and even more so when the economy is slow and sales are slipping. It’s tempting to cut prices hoping to generate higher sales volume. But sometimes that just produces lower margins on a low volume. What do you do if you’re being squeezed by cost increases?…

Are You Keeping an Eye on Your Company’s Cash?

Do you regularly monitor your company’s cash accounts? You should. Even if you leave the job to your bookkeeper or accountant, you should stay aware of where the cash is going and how the spending is approved. Along with inventory “shrinkage,” theft or improper expenditures of cash are among the chief sources of loss for…

What to Do with Your 401(K) Savings When You Change Jobs

If you change jobs you may have an important decision to make – what to do with your 401(k) plan. You’ll have several choices. Unfortunately, the easiest choice is the worst choice: that is, to take a distribution from the old plan and put it in the bank. It may be tempting, because who couldn’t…

Look into Benefits of a Solo 401(K)

Have you heard about solo 401(k) plans? The traditional type of 401(k) retirement plan is now available for self-employed individuals. And it lets you save more than other types of plans. In the past, 401(k) plans were typically offered by larger corporations. Employees could make pre-tax contributions by payroll deduction. The company would then usually…

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