Did you know that trading of cards for business and personal visits dates back to the 15th century in China and 17th century in Europe? They were about the size of a playing card and were used to announce the impending visit of some member of the aristocracy. By the late 18th and early […]
Typically, the last day to file your taxes is April 15th, but this year the deadline falls on April 18th. So if you procrastinate about doing your taxes, you have a few extra days.
You may think the IRS is giving you a present of a few extra days, but the real reason has a […]
The days of a 40 hour work week seem to be a thing of the past. With email, texting, messaging and voicemail, many of us don’t disconnect from work even when we leave the office. With the constant barrage of work related interruptions, having balance is important to your mental and physical well-being. We’ve […]
Whether you are preparing your taxes or getting a jump on spring cleaning, if you are like me, before you through out those important papers, you may ask yourself, “how long do I need to keep that? ”
Here are a few tips on how long you should keep them:
3 Years (after satisfied)
The New Year offers us the opportunity to forget our mistakes of the last 12 months and start with a fresh slate. Whether you believe in luck, fate, or plain old hard work, why not stack the cards in your favor. Cultures from around the world have their own “lucky charms” to help ring […]
As the year comes to a close, many of us will be reflecting on the past 12 months. Was it a good year, did we do all we set out to accomplish, but more importantly, what are we grateful for?
We’re all so busy multi-tasking. Driving the kids to school, soccer games, taking care of […]
I remember the days when I would kick and scream and beg for five more minutes to sleep before pulling myself out of bed to go to school. I’m sure many of us who are now parents go through this daily ritual with our children.
Fast forward about thirty years and now I’m like a […]
According to an October 2015 Forbes article, Halloween spending was set to top $6.9 BILLION in 2015. That’s a lot of Snickers! While you’re out collecting your booty, there are some basic Halloween Safety Tips* to make it more enjoyable and safe, for adults trick or treating with their kids AND your furry friends.
You took the big step and had your estate planning documents drawn up. Now, where do you keep them and who to give them to?
Many people feel overwhelmed when they sign their estate planning documents, but it is truly a gift to your loved ones knowing that your affairs are in order and your […]
Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, in 1789, said “…but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Unfortunately, we are all going to face death at some point. How we prepared for it can make it a lot less traumatic for our family. While most of […]