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Do you rush to file your tax returns as soon as possible? Do you gather all your documentation and stand at the IRS virtual door on opening day? As with everything, filing early has its pros and cons, but is filing early really a good idea?? Like many things in life, the answer is, “It depends.”
Not every situation is conducive to filing early. Filing for an extension and putting it off as long as possible may make more sense for some filers. Read on to learn the good, the bad, and sometimes the downright ugly of filing early and why waiting might be best.
Feelings of dread and the tax season seem to go hand in hand. Preparing ahead of time for the filing of your income taxes can reduce your stress. At least you won’t have to go hunting at the last minute for your documents.
People often struggle in both life and business with the process of goal-setting—more than likely, you’ve read a lot about creating SMART goals. SMART is an acronym for: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Being realistic is one of the criteria for setting goals that will serve you, but the truth is, the rest of the acronym helps ensure that your goals are realistic.
Prepare Now for a Stress-Free Return Modified from original post, published December 19, 2019 Taking some time off during the Holidays? Looking forward to enjoying some festivities, but dread the mountain of work you know will be waiting when you return? Make a few preparations now before you leave, and follow some tips when you …
12 Ways to Improve Your Mood in Less than a Minute We interrupt our regular scheduled programming to bring you these much needed mood lifting tips. If you’re like me, the shift back to standard time might leave you a little less than cheerful. I love Fall, and the cooler days, but I also love …
Procrastination is an issue that many people use to put off doing something that they don’t want to do, or maybe they just don’t know how to start. And it is a destroyer of any time management system you may have in place
Improve Focus and Productivty for Better Time Management Part III of the Time Management Series Improving your focus and productivity so that you can manage your time better is within your grasp. It’s all about knowing how to set goals, create well thought out to-do lists, and then implement the actionable schedule you create. With …
Once you let go of time wasters and focus on being productive without over scheduling, you’re going to meet your life goals faster than you think.
Timewasters almost seem as if they’re utterly uncontrollable because they come from outside sources. They can be family, friends, colleagues, and bosses, and others, causing the issue for you. Identify these issues for yourself. Once you realize what’s happening, start setting boundaries, or find a way to work around the person or thing that’s distracting you.
Unsolicited emails from unknown senders are sometimes the onset of cyberattacks. They may entice you to click on a link or open an attachment that may contain malware. Clicking on the links can also direct you to some compromising websites, so be cautious. If a link looks suspicious, look it up on the web and do a quick research. The rule of thumb is to ignore seemingly malicious emails. But if you’re really curious, or just not sure it’s evil, there are several ways to protect yourself and your environment.
Your children need protection from the lurkers and hackers in cyberspace. With more schools shifting to online learning, almost all kids now have access to the internet. Parents should be actively involved in teaching their children safe cybersecurity habits.
“Smart people get scammed.” The first chapter in Frank Abagnale’s book, “Scam Me If You Can,” and the best place to begin. If you’re like most, you probably think it will never happen to you. You might be thinking, “I wouldn’t fall for something so obvious,” or perhaps you have put measures into place that will prevent it. You may have a fantastic, undecipherable, complex password, and you never, ever click on links in emails from strangers. Ok, I’ll give you points for that; you’re off to a great start.
Cyber security is not at all that difficult. Once you have incorporated it into your system it can be as normal as walking. All you need is to debunk the myths and learn how you can build your cyber security habit.
10 Tips to Keep Your Online Environment Safe School is starting up again, and for many students, they will be learning in a hybrid situation, meaning part of the time in the classroom and part of the time at home, remotely. With mom and dad working from home, and kids attending virtual classrooms, we need …