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TIP OF THE WEEK: Don't Indulge, Invest

When profits finally begin to roll in there's always an urge to "indulge"  yourself and your family in the wonderful things you've postponed buying in lean times. But this may be the right time to invest.

Check with your accountant or financial adviser. Consider your debts. Ths may be the perfect time to make some careful long-term investments or a deposit in your savings account, to prepare for the next "difficult" time. Unfortunately, there probably will be one. 

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