Happy Tax Day. Okay, so most people aren’t celebrating and are simply glad that they got their taxes done on time (or filed an extension). Filling out our taxes is, at best, annoying. It can instill the idea that finances and money are a subject we don’t want to think about. Who wants to learn more than the bare minimum? Yuk. Lucky if we can balance a checkbook. But in the end, how we make our money, and how we spend our money makes up a big part of our life – and whether we are satisfied or not.
You may not care about taxes, and even less about finances or investing. Nevertheless, the more we can get a handle on our own potential pocketbook, the more stable and happy are our lives. But who do you trust? Investment companies? Wall-street pundits? Mathematicians (who often don’t even speak our language)? Family is sometimes helpful, but oftentimes are no more knowledgeable than we are.
This leaves the web, where most information comes from these days. And yet, we know that caution is vital here as well. Scammers or others who care more about making their own buck than yours. Well, that may be true of all of us, still it would be nice to have some trustworthy sources. Check out this post, Time and Money at Tax Time, for just a handful of good, straightforward sites that talk about or explain money issues. You may have a favorite too. Just reading a story or two a month would get us way ahead of where we are today. Meaning NEXT Tax Day, we might really think ‘Happy Tax Day.’