There are a multitude of financial decisions that must be made when running a family child care business. This resource offers valuable advice-whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned child care provider-to learn how to worry less about monetary details so that you can keep your focus on the children. You will find information on ways to reduce your expenses, earn more money, and pay off your debt; how to handle special financial situations such as applying for a loan or grant; what you need to know about the basic principles of retirement planning; the five fundamental rules of investing and how to balance and diversify your investment portfolio; and information on the rules and benefits of the six major individual retirement account (IRA) plans.
Tom Copeland, JD, has written several books on business issues for the family child care field. He trains thousands of providers each year on record keeping, marketing, contracts, and other business topics.