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Lose Weight, Get a Tax Deduction

Lose Weight, Get a Tax Deduction

It’s hard getting motivated to lose weight, but here’s something that might help: The IRS  recognizes obesity as a disease and allows taxpayers to deduct certain weight-loss expenses. (IRS Revenue Ruling 2002-19) Prior to this ruling, individuals could only claim a...

Vacation Time for Nannies

Vacation Time for Nannies

To get and keep the most talented employees, employers must treat nannies and other household employees like professionals. Therefore, offering employee benefits is an important consideration for all household employers. By providing an attractive employee benefits...

Long Term Care Insurance to Help with Senior Care

Long Term Care Insurance to Help with Senior Care

While often purchased through independent means, long term care (LTC) insurance as an employee benefit is being offered more often by employers. Under this LTC policy, services to meet LTC needs such as adult day care, home health, skilled nursing care, and custodial...

Work Agreement for Nannies

The work agreement is an essential document for both the household employer and nanny. A comprehensive work agreement goes a long way in establishing a successful working relationship. Not only will it prevent problems from occurring, it will set the tone of the...

Preparing for Nanny’s First Day

Preparing for Nanny’s First Day

You've just hired a nanny! You are now a household employer, and as such, you need to prepare for nanny’s first day on the job. He or she needs to become acquainted with your household, its operations, its environment—even your household’s culture. Be ready to spend...

Child Care for Weddings

Child Care for Weddings

Many couples today hope to find a balance between what they want for their wedding day, while staying considerate to the needs of their families and friends. One issue that may arise is whether or not children should be invited. While some couples may wish to avoid...

Senior Care Interview Questions

Senior Care Interview Questions

Hiring senior care workers mirrors that of hiring nannies and other household help. In fact, it is much of the same thing—entrusting the care of your loved one and home to another. In the end, you want a safe, happy, and comfortable home for all who live there, and,...

Hiring a Nanny on Your Own: The Real Cost

Hiring a Nanny on Your Own: The Real Cost

If you have considered using an agency like ours to hire a nanny but you also want to see about doing it on your own, know what you are getting into and budget your time and money accordingly. The worksheet below, provided by our affiliate company GTM Payroll...