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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Equipment Leasing Tax Savings Calculator

As Tax Day approaches, many businesses are focused on tax deductions, equipment depreciations and tax savings. Equipment leasing is a smart choice for business owners looking to acquire new equipment for a number of reasons. Equipment leasing can also benefit businesses during tax time as well.

Use Tiger Leasing's Equipment Leasing Tax Savings Calculator to find out how you can lower the true cost of ownership on your business equipment. Our Equipment Leasing Tax Savings Calculator is easy to use, and you can have an estimate of your savings immediately.

Recently, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HR 2847) was passed. This bill extends the increased section 179 deductions through 2010. This amount had been increased to $250,000 for 2009 by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Non-Tax/Capital Leases allow you to take advantage of Section 179 deductions for recently leased equipment. These equipment leases also allow you to depreciate any excess as determined by the depreciation schedule for that asset.

Equipment leases allow for other tax benefits, so contact your tax professional today. For an estimate of your tax savings, and the cost of your equipment acquisition, use our Equipment Leasing Tax Savings Calculator.

Our Equipment Leasing Tax Savings Calculator is just a tool for estimating your savings. Please contact your tax professional to learn about the specific impact to your business.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Get Fit at the Office!

Spring is just around the corner, and as important as health is throughout the year, spring is a great time to focus on getting in shape. Work schedules and personal lives usually don't make working out convenient, but that's really no excuse. Taking care of your health is important, and everyone should make time for it.

To lose weight, it is important to keep two things in mind. Move more and eat less. It's as simple and as complicated as that. Tiger Leasing has put together some simple ideas for getting fit from the office, so you don't have any excuses.

  • For those who drive to work, make a commitment to parking a little further away, so you can get more steps in every day. Walk briskly, pump your arms and watch your posture.

  • Take the stairs whenever possible. If you work on the fifth floor, take the stairs for a few flights, and take the elevator the rest of the way up if you need to. You can start small, but you will be doing a huge favor to your health by just taking the stairs. Not ready to take the stairs? Do the step motion in other places to get your body in shape. Look for curbs wherever you are, gas stations, parking lots, etc. and take a few steps up and down.

  • Move, just move. Fidget, twitch, get restless. Jumping jacks and jogging aren't the only activities that burn calories. Tap your feet while you're sitting at your computer. Stand up while talking on the phone. Take a lap around the office every hour and stretch your legs. The added movement can burn more calories per day than you expect, and that will result in a higher weight loss.

  • Get a Swiss ball, also called an exercise ball, to replace your office chair. You will be strengthening your balance and your core muscles. This simple swap allows you to burn more calories without ever leaving your seat!

  • Find other people at your office that are as fit- minded as you are. Interact with others that share your healthy goals. From exchanging healthy snack ideas to taking walks together during a break, finding support at work can boost your chances of success.

  • Schedule your meals so that you're eating at regular intervals every day. This will keep you from getting that "starving" feeling when you go too long between meals. This technique has also been shown to support a higher metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels. Pack healthy snacks like fruit or nuts to eat throughout the day.

  • Count those calories. No more mindless nibbling, pay attention to what you're eating, and how much of it you're eating. Figure out and track your daily nutritional needs with the help of Web sites like or Simply being conscious of what you're eating can help you save hundreds of calories, and pounds.

  • Drink more water. There have been many reports saying how much water you should drink a day, but in all reality, there is no magic number. Water does a lot more for your body than just quenching your thirst. You'll save calories by choosing water over sugary juices. Water also has the power to cleanse toxins from your vital organs and it helps to carry important nutrients to cells. The health benefits of drinking water are huge, so trade in that vending machine beverage and fill up at the water cooler instead.

Getting healthy doesn't necessarily mean spending hours a day in the gym or giving up all of your favorite foods. There are little steps you can take while you're at work that will get you on the right track to a healthier life.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Wasting Time

We're all guilty of getting a little distracted in the office every now and then. While some of those little interruptions may save our sanity every once and awhile, there are times we could all do without. By getting rid of some of those distractions, you can reduce your stress levels and increase your productivity.

  • Limit your Social Networking. Social Networking is a huge part of the business world. Many companies encourage their employees to be active on LinkedIn, or become fans of Corporate's Facebook page. There is an important difference however, between networking with professionals and playing Farmville. Make sure you are acting professionally online when you're on your company's time.

  • Ignore your e-mail. E-mails have a way of demanding our attention immediately, whether they deserve it or not. Some e-mail systems interrupt our concentration by playing a noise with each new e-mail in our inbox. Others display a pop up window. How many of those e-mails actually require immediate action? Try disabling those notification features, or set a time goal for yourself that you will go for before reading through your e-mails. By concentrating on the task at hand, rather than being interrupted by every e-mail that comes your way, you will get your work done faster, and probably pay more attention to detail.

  • Postpone that call. Cell phones are amazing things, but they don't merit your undivided attention. The next time your personal cell phone rings at work, make sure it's not your family or an emergency, and let it go to voicemail. You can return the call during lunch, when you need a break, or after work. Set boundaries for yourself, and others will begin to respect them.

  • Plan ahead. Everyone has a part of the job that is their least favorite. Putting it off until the end of the day doesn't make it any less tedious/stressful/unpleasant. It's always tempting to do the easy or fun work first, but then the unpleasant aspect of your job sometimes doesn't get done. You need to plan ahead and prioritize your day based on how important a task is, not how much you're looking forward to doing it.

  • Clean your desk. Organized work environments allow for an organized work day. When your desk is messy and cluttered, it's easier to get distracted or disorganized. Before leaving your desk at night, take the time to organize your paperwork, e-mails and computer files so that you will have a fresh start the next morning.

  • Keep an activity log. Keep track of how long it takes you to do a certain project, and how much time you really do waste on e-mails a day. Keeping this activity log will also help you understand when you're most productive, so you'll know when to take on those important tasks in the future.

  • Discourage talkative coworkers. Almost every office seems to have that one coworker who believes everyone is interested in everything. From tales about children to travel plans to family matters, it's hard to avoid their stories. There are ways you can politely discourage your talkative coworker without hurting any feelings. The important thing to remember is that your time is valuable, and you don't need to spend it all day listening to someone else's stories.

Stay productive during the work day, and focused on the task at hand. Your work performance will improve and hopefully your stress level will go down! Don't let distractions ruin your workday!


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