There are new tax laws and that means confusion when doing taxes. That’s just one of the hurdles you’ll have to overcome to file this year. Then there are scams, finding the time to do your taxes, and even how to pay Uncle Sam if you owe money.
WalletHub has got you covered. They researched the best tips from experts and the government itself. Here are some of the best pieces of advice they have to offer:
- Gather all your paperwork.
- Seek free advice. Why pay if it’s free?
- Use IRS approved software.
- Use your losses to your advantage.
- Make a plan.
- Take the time to do itemized deductions.
- Be prepared if you can’t pay.
- Avoid Tax Refund Pre-Paid Cards. They come with fees.
- Reevaluate your withholding levels.
The biggest piece of advice is ask experts. If you have a complicated tax situation, let someone who knows their way around tax forms do it for you.
Organic foods are more popular each year. And why not? They’re rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and they are grown or raised “purely.” As we like it more, the industry is mirroring what mainstream eaters like. That means mac and cheese, sweets, and carbs.
It turns out, though, there are tricks being used in organic snacks that make them about as bad as junk food. High fructose corn syrup is now restricted, but in organic food you’ll find brown rice syrup which is equally as high on the glycemic scale. Granola bars are made with organic raisins, but the nutrient values are as poor. The more processed it is, the more it’s just like “regular” food.
Despite all the talk of organic food it does come down to the sugar being in there, in some form, and nutrients being cooked right out of the healthy treats.
You can certainly eat organic foods that are healthy for you, but reading labels is a must. The lower the processing, the better the food.
It’s time to sacrifice something important. Yes, it’s the Lenten season. The question is, could you sacrifice your phone? After all, it is the most addictive thing in most of our lives, so it only makes sense.
Catherine Price, author of “How to Break Up With Your Phone” has some excellent advice on how to walk away from the device you may feel is chained to you. If you dare… give it a try.
- Make changes to your physical environment.
- Make changes to your phone so it isn’t enticing.
- Think of your phone as a craving and fight it.
- Find an unplugging buddy.
Source:Good Morning America
As much as we love a good sheet mask, we love finding one that works really well and is affordable even more. And that’s what the folks behindFast Beauty Company(or FBC, for short) wanted too, so they started their own company to make them. Sisters Simona and Diana Kubasova just launched the new skin-care line exclusively on Amazon, partnering with dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali to get it all right.
The line includes cute sheet masks for the face, neck and décolletage, as well as micellar wipes. It’s skin care made simple and quick, which is something busy women appreciate. All of the sheet masks get the job done in just five minutes and none of them are over $15, with most in the $5 to $8 range. Plus, they come in pretty packaging, which is always nice.
"While there are certainly many who enjoy 10-plus-step daily skin-care rituals, sometimes we just don't have the time needed to do them," Bhanusali says about the brand's time-centric mindset.
The line is exclusively availableon Amazon, but it’s not one of Amazon’s in-house brands. In the future, they’ll be adding micro-needling patches, face and body scrubs and “some unique Instagram-worthy moisturizers,” and hopefully those will be just as budget-friendly.