Month: April 2020

Extended Deadlines to be Aware of

Extended deadlines represented by calendar and note pad

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, some important deadlines have been extended. The ones below include state and federal deadlines faced by most of us. But many other institutions are extending deadlines for things like payments and applications. If you need some extra time, check with entities you are involved with to see whether they will accommodate you. As they say, “It can’t hurt to ask.”   Federal tax returns are now due July 15 Realizing that people may have a hard time gathering the information needed to file their income tax returns or make payments by April 15, the U.S. government extended the deadline to July 15. State return deadlines may or may not be extended You’d think all states would follow the lead of the federal government and extend their tax return deadline to July 15th. Most, but not all, did. To find the deadline in your state see The Motley Fool. Property tax deadlines may be extended In San Francisco the property tax deadline has been extended from April 10 to May 4. Check with your tax collector to see if the deadline has been extended. The Real ID deadline is extended to October 1, 2021 With […]

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Printable Grocery List Saves Trips to the Store

printable grocery list

I’ve been using printable grocery lists for years. When I’m in a hurry (almost always!) my handwriting is so bad no one can read it, including me. Because the list reminds me of basic needs, we rarely run out of things. That saves extra trips to the store, which is especially important these days. I use button-style magnets to attach the list and a pen to the refrigerator. When someone uses the last of anything they circle it. On grocery day all I have to do is remember to grab the list on my way out the door. Why use a grocery list? So you don’t run out of staples To minimize trips to the grocery store To save time at the store So someone else can do the shopping Here’s a printable grocery list you can personalize If you use Microsoft Word, you should be able to download, personalize and print the list. To save time, I organize my list in the order things are found in the grocery store. No backtracking because I passed the peanut butter two aisles ago! If someone else does your grocery shopping you can add brand, size and other preferences. I print several […]

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