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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.
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 …
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.
“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.
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 …
Do we take our brains for granted? Designed to solve problems, the human brain helps us to survive, make decisions, be creative, and think strategically. Humans can use their brains to imagine, make things up, fantasize. But the brain needs to be exercised, just like any other muscle in our body. Failing to do so can leave it soft and not functioning as it should.
When you think of a successful CEO, do you wonder how they make it look so easy? How did they get where they are? It almost seems a fantasy that someone can run a company, spend time with family, exercise every day, yet still manage to enjoy their hobbies as well, such as writing a book, or building a boat. You know the kind of person we’re talking about because there are loads of these successful people out there.
A few months ago (feels like a lifetime right?) many of us were displaced from an office setting to a home office setting. There have been a few that made that transition seamlessly. I am not one of those few! I am an extrovert by nature. I recharge my batteries (energy if you will) by interacting with people around me.