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Loans, Scholarships and School

One of the reasons I am often given for why a would-be midwife puts off her training is money. Truth is, it can be very expensive to be a student. I remember how unreasonable the costs seemed when I first became certified as a childbirth educator. I needed to buy about 5 books, pay for […]

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Jul 16th, 2011 Finances

Keeping the Business Running

I have a very short break between terms. I am trying to use this break to update all the to do items that have been piling up for my business.  It’s true, I’ve been neglecting my business.  Part of me is sad to watch the website and books stagnate – I have put so much […]

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May 13th, 2011 Finances

Start Up Funds

It is tax time here in the US, and for many families that means making decisions about how to spend their tax refund. If you were thinking of using yours to start your training or your business, I want to encouarge you to do two things. First, be sure you know how much you will […]

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Jan 31st, 2011 Finances

Birth and Taxes

It’s that time of year again. Time to roll out your income and expense sheets and start getting your tax information ready. This year will be a new experience for me.  I’ll be filing in a new state and as a different business entity.  I’m not sure about all the issues I’ll need to understand, […]

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Jan 14th, 2011 Finances

How to track the money

I thought I better clarify something I said yesterday.  I am NOT bad with money, and I do a good job of making sure my business does not lose money for my family. But I do not do a good job of keeping the accounting software I have up to date. I could, accounting software […]

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Nov 17th, 2010 Finances