How Do Tax Brackets Work?

  When people get angry about Federal taxes we often hear quite a bit of bemoaning of U.S. tax brackets. This is often embellished with stories such as “I lost money when I actually earned more because it pushed me into a new tax bracket!”. Just to be clear -that statement is always a falsehood. That scenarioRead More…

How Do You Access A Deceased Person’s Computer?

  If you earn the reputation as the ‘technology person’ at your workplace, sooner or later you’re going to start to get some questions about what people should do on their home computers. It’s generally a good idea to avoid these kinds of requests. However, there’s an exception to every rule. We don’t all expectRead More…

How Should You Explain Your Computer Problems To IT?

  First off, here’s the obligatory IT solution that will solve most of your troubles:  “Turn it off and turn it back on.” Now, if that doesn’t work -you’ll need to show someone what exactly it is that you’re seeing on your Windows Computer screen. If it’s just a style/formatting problem -go ahead and justRead More…

How Should I Spell Words Over The Phone?

  When spelling out something important over the phone (to your IT department perhaps) it’s best to use the NATO Phonetic Alphabet. Most people who hear spellings over the phone on a regular basis are familiar with it -as are most Veterans. Instead of saying the letter, say the word to the right (pronunciation keyRead More…

How Can You File Your Taxes For Free?

If you’re starting out in your career, odds are that you have quite a bit of debt already, and the last thing you want t do is pay money to a company in order to pay your taxes to the government. In case you weren’t aware, Turbo Tax and H&R Block aren’t the only meansRead More…

Do You Know How To Do A Google Search?

  In The Psychology of Science, Abraham Maslow famously stated, “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Most people tend to use the Google Search Engine as a blunt tool -and treat every search as if it’s the same. They’re not. Google Search isn’t a hammer at all -it’s moreRead More…

Why Should You Save Your College Syllabus?

After college, many people are able to enter into their chosen profession via internship, connections, or volunteer work. Some college graduates aren’t as fortunate and need to wait for their resume to get noticed. For people without a lot of experience -this can be intimidating. That’s why I suggest saving each and every syllabus fromRead More…