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Showing Gratitude

May 03, 2021

I want to begin by saying thank you for the condolences I have received in light of my fathers passing. I am extremely grateful for your support and it has helped tremendously. 

Tina will be leaving on a white water rafting trip in the Grand Canyon from May 6th through May 16th. Tina is a huge part of what I do and I will likely feel a little lost without her in the days that she is gone. Regardless, I am elated that she gets to enjoy this experience and look forward to her return.

Please remember that Mother's Day is approaching fast. Take this time to show appreciation for your mother as I will be doing the same. 

Nurses Day is also approaching soon, and I ask that we all take the time to show gratitude to our nurses, especially for the work they have done during this pandemic. 

Thank you again for your continued support and I look forward to another productive week. 

The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah.

“The secret of happiness isn't found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

– Socrates

Errors to Avoid When Filing Your Extended Tax Return

If you filed an extension on your tax return, it's important to avoid some common errors to ensure your return is processed as quickly as possible. Avoiding these mistakes will help you ensure that your tax return is complete and accurate:

  • Missing or Inaccurate Social Security Numbers: Make sure your return has your correct SSN. It should match what is printed on your Social Security card.

  • Misspelled Names: This seems like a simple issue to look for, but mistakes happen. Or, if you go by another name, make sure you use the name that is printed on your Social Security card.

  • Filing Status: Claiming the wrong filing status can deny your return. Make sure to choose the right option (electronic filing software can help prevent this). The Interactive Tax Assistant Tool can also help determine your filing status and any relevant credits you should (or shouldn't) be claiming.

  • Math Errors: Even simple addition and subtraction mistakes can delay your return. Consider using an electronic filing software that does math like this automatically to avoid mistakes.

  • Incorrect Bank Account Information: If you opt to receive your refund via direct deposit, make sure you list the correct bank account information. Listing an incorrect account number can delay your refund even further.

  • Unsigned Forms: Lastly, you should double-check that all sections of your forms are signed. Missing signatures can delay your return.

* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov1

A Beginner's Guide to Juicing

Juicing is an amazing way to get some extra fruits and veggies into your diet, especially on those busy days when you can't seem to find time to make a nutritious meal. Plus, it's easy to get started and start reaping the many benefits.

First, decide what kind of juicer you want. The two most common types of juicers are masticating and centrifugal juicers. Masticating juicers "chew" the food and move slower. It takes more time to prepare the produce for masticating juicers because they can only juice small pieces, but you retain more of the nutrients. Centrifugal juicers are a little more affordable and juice with a spinning disk. You don't have to prep the produce as much, but the juice also doesn't retain as many nutrients.

Next, you need to decide what to juice. You'll learn which fruits and veggies have the most juice and what choices combine well with others, but to get you started, here are some simple recipes:

Green Juice

Purple Juice
Beets (you can juice the green tops as well)

You can also add a little ginger, turmeric, or even garlic to give your juice extra flavor and kick.

Tip adapted from Live Simply Natural2

Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

Last week’s riddle: A certain month can begin on a Friday and end on a Friday as well. What month is it?  Answer: February. In order for a month to start and end with the same day of the week, it has to have a complete number of weeks and have one more day. The only possible month is February which has 29 days in a leap year.

Footnotes and Sources

1., February 26, 2021

2., April 18, 2019

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