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Friday, December 28, 2012

Tax Savings Lease Calculator

The end of the year brings many things: shorter days, colder weather, the Holiday season and looking forward to the New Year, to name a few. However, one thing that you may not be looking forward to at this time of year is thinking about taxes, but that’s why the Tiger Leasing team is here to help!

Our Tax Savings Lease Calculator can help you lower the true cost of ownership on your business equipment. All you have to do is enter the cost of your equipment in the shaded box of the Tax Savings Lease Calculator. After clicking “Calculate,” you will see the estimated lowered cost of your business equipment after tax savings.

With 2013 just around the corner, make sure your business takes advantage of the 2012 tax incentives. Your business equipment must be put in use by year end and each company should contact their tax adviser to learn more about the specific impact to your business. Contact Tiger Leasing for more information today!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dealing With Stress in the Workplace

The Holidays and year end are coming soon, unfortunately this time of year means an extra dose of stress for many people, especially in the workplace. Some stress is normal, but constant stress can interfere with your productivity and can even have a negative impact on your physical and emotional health. Instead of letting stress take over at work, check out these tips from Tiger Leasing to learn how to manage your most stressful situations.

Prioritize and Organize
An easy way to let stress get the best of you is not organizing important tasks you need to do. It may sound too good to be true, but a simple to do list will help you keep tasks that need to be done in one place. To take it one step further, prioritize your list. Move any deadline assignments to the top and have the rest of your tasks descend in order of importance. Besides keeping yourself organized, the best part of to-do lists is being able to cross things off once you’ve finished!

Take Care of Yourself
When work stresses you out, that stress can leave the workplace with you. In order to reduce that risk, it’s important that you take care of your physical and emotional health both at work and at home. It can be hard to sleep if you come home from work stressed, but getting enough sleep is critical. Lack of sleep can lead to fatigue which causes even more stress at work.

A healthy diet is also important in staying well and stress-free. You may think you don’t have enough time for a lunch break at work, but skipping meals can make you irritable and even more stressed. Eating small frequent meals throughout the day helps keep your energy up and your focus high, which lets you knock those important tasks off of your checklist.

Break Up Your Work
Working on task after task at work can take a toll on your emotional health and lead to major stress, which is why it’s important to take a break every so often. After you complete a project or when you find yourself nodding off, get up and take a 5 minute walk to liven up your mind and body. In addition to giving your brain a break, taking a quick walk can spark creativity, stretch muscles normally cooped up at your desk and wake your body up.

Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
You are only human, which means you can only handle so much work at a time. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to talk to your boss or ask coworkers for help. If you have a deadline assignment that you can’t complete on time, find out if it can be extended or ask if a co-worker can team up with you to help. Remember, nobody will know that you need help unless you ask for it!

Stress at work can lead to problems in and out of the office, so remember these tips the next time you feel stress starting to build up. How do you relieve your workplace stress? Share with a comment or post on our Facebook page.


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Friday, December 14, 2012

How to Keep Your Holidays Simple

The Holidays are a time of year when people tend to go overboard. From extravagant decorations to expensive gifts, the Holiday season often brings extra stress instead of a relaxing time with friends and family. Check out these tips for how to make your Holiday season simpler than ever:

Use a calendar
A combination of work, parties, shopping and travel all contribute to busy schedules during the Holidays which is why it’s important to keep track of all of your to-dos on a calendar. Having all of the things you need to do and places you need to be in one place will help you from becoming double booked and overwhelmed.

Set a budget
Between buying gifts and decorations, cooking meals and traveling, it’s easy to break the bank during the Holidays. This is why setting a budget early is important. Determine how much you want to spend, break down how you are going to spend that money and commit yourself to sticking to that budget. Use cash to buy gifts so credit card bills don’t sneak up on you.

Change up gift giving
If you have lots of friends or a large family, gift giving can get expensive and challenging. You may not have enough time to go to several different stores or you might not know what to get someone. To avoid this problem, Secret Santa is a fun alternative where you only have to buy gifts for one person. Another option is eliminating gifts all together and choosing to donate to a charity in a friend or family member’s name.

Delegate tasks
If you are having a Holiday get together at your house, you may feel obligated to have your home spic and span and decorated from top to bottom. If you have kids, get them involved by having them help clean and decorate while you cook to make things get done faster. If you don’t have kids, recruit your friends to help you get your home ready.

Quick and easy decorating
Some people love decorating for the Holidays while others feel obligated. Maybe you want your home to look festive but you don’t want to spend hours decorating? There’s a solution! Holiday lights, garland, wreaths and a Christmas tree are all quick, simple ways to decorate that also don’t require much take-down time.

Simple meal
Cooking a meal for a large group of people can be a lot of work and can get costly. Instead of preparing the entire meal, offer to cook the main dish and ask each person attending to bring a certain dish or beverage. This takes the burden off of you while ensuring there will be enough food for everyone.

Sometimes simpler is better! What do you do to keep your Holidays simple? Share with a comment or on our Facebook page. Happy Holidays from the Tiger Leasing team!


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