September 27, 2017
It’s no surprise that business owners spend a great deal of time on their computers and mobile devices. In today’s technology-driven work world, it’s inevitable. With the ease of connectivity, it’s hard to get away from the office and truly live offline, even for short bursts of time. So much so that our work lives tend to infiltrate our personal lives more and more—creating an unhealthy balance between business and your personal down time.
Everyone needs time away from the grind to properly reenergize, which is why taking time off of work and remaining unplugged while you’re out is important. Here are a few suggestions to help you live out of the office and offline more often.
There’s no doubt that the internet has transformed our businesses and our lives. However, like most things, balance is the key. Take time daily—or at least weekly—to do some of the activities suggested above or to incorporate some of your own favorite offline pursuits. Chances are, you’ll find that doing so will improve the overall quality of your life.
The combination of running a business and your life and preparing for tax time can drive some people into a slight panic. But no need to get stressed if you are prepared. Now is the time to start organizing all documents required to file your tax return.
Like the old paraphrased saying goes: In this world, two things are certain—death and taxes. The recent federal tax overhaul changed a lot of rules, so it’s as important as ever to understand your tax obligations, including those on Social Security benefits.
Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known malware, Emotet.