A CEO’s Guide to Planning a Return to the Office

Nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic closed most offices, we are beginning to see reasons for optimism. The population of those who have been vaccinated is growing, and the number of new cases is declining from the winter peaks. By midsummer, a good portion of the working-age population should be vaccinated. Because of these hopeful signs, CEOs at companies …

Be More Realistic About the Time You Have

We are master storytellers. We tell ourselves fanciful stories to motivate ourselves to get vast amounts of work done in small amounts of time. We jot down task after task after task, sure that we can complete them all within a standard workday. And yet, at the end of the day, we’re stunned to find that work remains unfinished and …

Why Do We Procrastinate And How Can We Beat The Urge?

Ever find yourself eagerly logging your expenses, or clearing the furthest reaches of your inbox while contemplating whether you’ll ever find the will to finish that report, crunch those numbers or fix that problem? The problem with procrastination: by replacing important tasks with easy admin, we’re getting a really bad value exchange in return for a brief moment of satisfaction./Tristan …

Tips For 2020 Tax Returns With IRA Distributions

Many retirees and people who took Covid-related retirement plan distributions might need some extra time to work through their 2020 tax returns. Getty Images Those who took distributions from traditional IRAs at any point during 2020 will receive a Form 1099-R reporting the distributions to them and the IRS. Putting these on your tax return to minimize taxes might be …

How To Use The New Child Tax Credit To Improve Your Financial Wellness

The recently passed American Rescue Act brings some sorely needed relief to American families, especially for lower and middle-income households. One of the most valuable pieces of the legislation for these families is the new child tax credit. Getty Images According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, about 80 million children live in households that would benefit from …

8 Keys to Coach John Wooden’s Servant Leadership

The following is an excerpt from Lynn Guerin and Jason Lavin’s Coach ‘Em Way Up: 5 Lessons for Leading the John Wooden Way, out now from Entrepreneur Press. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden had what he called an “MBA”: a mop-and-bucket attitude. In other words, he believed in doing the hard work necessary to help everyone in his organization succeed. …

From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound

SAN FRANCISCO — This past week, a trading card featuring quarterback Tom Brady sold for a record $1.3 million. The total value of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin hit $1 trillion. And Christie’s sold a digital artwork by an artist known as Beeple for $69.3 million after bids started at just $100. 00manias-videoSixteenByNineJumbo1600.jpg These seemingly singular events were all connected, part of …

5 Worst Ways To Spend Your Stimulus Check

These are 5 terrible ways to spend your stimulus check. Getty Images The $1.9 trillion stimulus package — the American Rescue Plan of 2021 — includes stimulus checks of $1,400 for individuals, $2,800 for married or joint filers, and $1,400 for qualifying dependents. That means a family of four could earn up to a $5,600 stimulus check. Before you spend …

17 Reasons to Let the Economic Optimism Begin

The 21st-century economy has been a two-decade series of punches in the gut. The century began in economic triumphalism in the United States, with a sense that business cycles had been vanquished and prosperity secured for a blindingly bright future. Instead, a mild recession was followed by a weak recovery followed by a financial crisis followed by another weak recovery …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Expanded Child Tax Credit

Included in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is a major (albeit temporary) expansion of a tax credit designed to help working families with children weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s everything you need to know. AFP via Getty Images Key Facts The new stimulus bill will significantly expand the Child Tax Credit for the 2021 …