Don’t be a victim of Tax scams!

Don’t be a victim of Tax scams!

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By: Ms. K

Don’t be a victim of Tax scams! Even though it is the end of the holiday season, does not mean you can’t be a victim of tax scams. Always be careful when people call you, and try to make you make a payment especially if they say the only accept prepaid debit cards. I repeat that is a SCAM. The IRS would never demand money without officially sending you a certified mail letter to your house. They will make you believe that paying them is urgent and needs to be done immediately.

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Financing Breast Cancer Awareness

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By: Ms. J

Did you know that you can save a life by donating to a breast cancer awareness fund? Throughout the month of October, many organizations will be hosting walks and/or runs to raise money to support this cause. You can participate by attending one in your area. Do it as an individual event or start a team. Advertise what you are doing through social media or word of mouth and ask people to donate to your cause. Even better ask your employer to match your efforts to double your donation.

The funds that are donated:

  • provide free screening tests
  • helps support those who are diagnosed with it
  • research to find a cure
  • educate the public

If you want to find one in your area go to:

http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MSABC_CY14_FindAnEvent

http://ww5.komen.org/FindAnEvent.aspx

http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/makingstridesagainstbreastcancer/

Staying Relevant-Finance Edition

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By: Ms.J

Recently I decided to update my resume, which I have not done since I started my job last year. If you are not keeping a running tab of all the work you do at your job, when it is time to update your resume your mind can draw a blank. I have deduced that updating your resume can be just as hard as starting your resume from scratch. Where do you start? What do you keep or discard? Does this make sense? Am I putting all the critical details of my job ?

Staying relevant by keeping up with your resume, LinkedIn, job boards and other various career oriented internet sites are essential to your growth. As you update these items, many are watching and keeping a running tab of what you are doing. As times change, there may be an opening whether at your company or a new one that may consider you for this opportunity. At some point in your career path you may not need to apply to jobs, but be recruited based on your job profile on these various internet sites. It can be a tedious task but in the long run it can mean more money in your pocket.

Staying relevant is all apart of branding. Branding is not only for celebrities or famous people, it is for everyone. Building your brand allows you to stay relevant in your field. You may become a subject matter expert and/or an essential person in your department. Your brand is not limited to one place but rather you can take it anywhere you go and it speaks for yourself, however you have to let people become aware of it. Essentially, with time and diligence it will have a life of its own.

Stay Relevant !