Even with the government shutdown, it is almost “Tax Time”.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that tax season will open on Monday, January 28, 2019. The IRS will begin accepting paper and electronic tax returns that day.
Due Date for Individual Returns this year is April 15, 2019.
But even if you can’t know for sure exactly when you’ll be able to file your return, it’s not too early to get ready for tax season.
Five Key actions to consider as you get ready to file your taxes for the 2018 tax year.
Olympic athletes are known for their devotion and dedication to reaching the top of their sport. They have rituals and habits that define who they are. They also have a support system – coaches, trainers, and family.
How can you take those same principles and apply them to your financial success?
Use your existing technology
Technology is all around us. It is your choice to use it or not.
Be a success like our Olympians and use of technology that is right on your smartphone to develop good financial habits.
Do you know this person?
Shortly after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day of 2018, you closed your eyes and vowed a resolution: sign up for a gym. go every day and lose the 15 pounds and reclaim your shape.
A few days, and a few inspirational Instagram posts, later, you found yourself at a local big-name gym, inking an annual contract. Sans the hidden fees, that worked out to a little under $35 per month — a steal, for 365 days of value.
But by early February, the commitment began to wane. “Every day” became every other day; every other day slipped to twice per week… once per week… zero times per week.
You are paying the “FAT TAX”
Finding time to focus on yourself and your health seems almost laughable during this crazy, fun and stressful time of year. But I’m here to challenge you to focus on your F.A.M.I.L.Y. and not only survive the holidays but laugh, smile and thrive.
FAMILY – the holidays are full of family. From your own family to the aunts, uncles, and cousins that you only see at Christmas time. Allow me to break up the repetitive traditions with a different look at FAMILY.
I admit I subscribe to the Dallas Morning News. It is delivered 7 days a week to my house.
I realize that a few of you will read that and think, “Isn’t Michael Tannery a tech kind of guy? What is he doing taking the newspaper?” Isn’t that Old School?
I know that many of the articles I read are available to me online, and it is not unusual for me to have read the articles before the paper actually arrives at my house.
Arrives is a loose term. As a former paperboy, (Entrepreneurial Training at age 12) I prided myself on “porching” the paper from my bicycle as I rode and delivered the paper daily. My paper makes it over the curb and sometimes to the sidewalk.
The idea of the teenage paper boy/girl has gone the way of the home telephone. Almost non-existent and the service could be on par with the decline of the subscription levels.