Should I file a paper or an electronic return? If you’re due a refund and want your money quicker, opt for the latter. The IRS says if you do that and choose direct deposit as the way you want to receive your refund, it likely will be in your hands in fewer than 21 days versus six weeks or more for a paper return. … [Read more...] about 7 things to know about the IRS tax deadline on Wednesday
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Considering the reduced demand due to COVID-19 and increasing inventories, we are more likely to see an extension in output cut beyond July 2020 by OPEC+ nations to keep the prices firm. With the second wave of COVID-19 on the cards, many nations fear a possible lockdown again to deal with the pandemic, dampening the slight improvement we are witnessing in the consumption supported by stimulus measures by the government to boost manufacturing sectors to revive the economy. … [Read more...] about OPEC may extend crude output cut beyond July, prices to stay in tight range
Adjust to culture add vs. culture fit Many companies are evolving to focus on a culture add versus a culture fit. Instead of seeking people who “fit right in” with everyone else, look at what perspective gaps are missing and who adds this much-needed value to the team. When companies are restricted to a location, trying to get people to relocate or find the best culture adds can be difficult. … [Read more...] about Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?
The reasons given for TikTok’s ban in India and its potential ban in the U.S. by the countries’ governments come down to them viewing the app as a security threat. This is due to the fact that TikTok is owned by Chinese-based ByteDance. The U.S. and Indian government fear TikTok either has or could funnel information about its citizens to the Chinese Communist Party. Of course, the geopolitics of late also come into play here. … [Read more...] about Ban TikTok in the U.S.? 44% of Republicans would be fine with that
Skeptics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Bath followed people’s finances and expectations for 18 years and found that overly optimistic thinkers end up not rich, but sadder and poorer. Perhaps optimism is not a self-fulfilling prophecy. … [Read more...] about The power of positive thinking has been debunked. Try reality thinking instead