Hard to decide which necessary challenge is more fun? Atlanta’s carmageddon traffic or upcoming tax deadlines – regardless neither is going away soon enough. See TACKLE YOUR TAXES IN SEVEN DAYS and GETTING AROUND ATLANTA EVERY 7 DAYS.
TACKLE YOUR TAXES IN SEVEN DAYS By Kay Bell for bankrate.com. Image by Eva-Katalin-Getty Images
Remember when your mother scolded you for running up the stairs two steps at a time? Slow down, she would say. You’re going to trip and hurt yourself. Taking it step by step will get you there almost as quickly with much less chance of a painful fall.
As usual, mom was right. And her wise words are just as applicable to your tax-filing tasks.
When the tax filing deadline nears, folks tend to get in a hurry and rush through returns. That’s a bad idea, since you’re more likely to make mistakes or overlook tax breaks, both of which could cost you some serious tax dollars.
But by approaching your tax filing one step at a time and spending around an hour a day on taxes for the next seven days, you can complete your annual taxes in just a week. Here’s the Bankrate plan:
- Gather data.
- Examine exemptions, etc.
- Decide on your deductions.
- Find your forms.
- Count your credits.
- Fill out your forms.
- Sign, seal and deliver.
GETTING AROUND ATLANTA EVERY 7 DAYS
Save Your Commute and Win Cash and Earn Prizes. Choosing a commute alternative not only saves money, it also earns you money. Which program is for you?
Georgia 511 Traffic App (Not pretty but acurate)
WAZE app – Get the best route, every day, with real–time help from other drivers. (Clark Howard highly recommends WAZE for getting around Atlanta)