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“I just want to do hair.”

It’s a phrase that Tom Kuhn, accountant-turned-beauty-industry executive, hears regularly on the salon floor. But for stylists, most of whom Kuhn describes as “reluctant entrepreneurs,” being good at cutting or coloring hair isn’t enough to ensure financial success. So Kuhn created a finance class to help stylists and other professionals who rely on commissions. The course is part sales training and part financial education — something most stylists don’t hear about in beauty school. Brook Landers took the course to learn how to quickly grow her business at the 526 Salon in St. Paul, Minn., where she’s worked for going on two years. She was particularly interested in learning how to measure success since “you don’t know…………… continues on The Republic
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Top Tips For Cutting Pet Care Costs
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Anyone who owns a pet will know how beloved these animals come to be. They occupy a huge place in your life, and you would do almost anything in your power to keep them happy, healthy and alive. (For a better idea of the cost involved with owning a pet, read The Economics Of Pet Ownership.)

TUTORIAL: Budgeting Basics

However, owning pets can be an expensive undertaking, and while there is no doubt that they are wonderful companions, they can play havoc with bank balances and savings.

According to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 millions homes. For 2011, it estimated that a staggering $ 50.84 billion w…………… continues on San Francisco Chronicle
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