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Financial Advice You Can Use

How you can make the most out of working with a financial advisor

This story appears in the August 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

It's no secret how much entrepreneurs like being the boss. Flexibility, tax breaks, more time with family and oft-bigger incomes are just a few of the bennies homebased business owners enjoy. But like any entrepreneurial endeavor, there are one or two flies in the ointment when it comes to going it alone.

Perhaps the most imposing challenge for business owners--after finding customers, that is--is handling your personal finances. Once you leave the icy grip of your corporate cubicle behind, you also walk away from a fistful of corporate perks and benefits, including company-administered retirement plans, insurance packages, and pension or stock option programs.

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