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E-Cycling Drive March 24, 2018

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Student Engineering Council at The University of Texas is organizing its annual electronics recycling drive. Austinites will have the opportunity to dispose of potentially hazardous electronic ..

Free Shred Day March 3, 2018

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Criminals need very little information to steal identities and garbage cans offer an abundance of information from paperwork. Do your best to thwart identity thieves. Bring up to two file boxes of ..

Time on your tax return

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The IRS estimates that the average taxpayer spends 13 hours preparing a tax return. This estimate includes record keeping, tax planning, form submission, and other related activities.  ..

The cost of keeping paper

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Studies show that, on average, 80 percent of a company’s documents are never accessed again. Yet companies expend resources to store documents. Save money by adopting a document retention sc ..

Will you or won't you

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The majority of Americans do not have a will. Age and assets are key factors in explaining why not. (c) Can Stock Photo / zimmytws ( Older Am ..

Get a head start on organizing tax records

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Your tax documents will be arriving in the mail and you need a system to manage them. I use a plastic document envelope—available at your local office supply or grocery store—to file m ..

Update your "In Case of Emergency" file

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, January 16, 2018
(c) Can Stock Photo ( January is a good time to update your “In Case of Emergency” file. Start by reviewing your will, durable power of at ..

Book Review: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Charming is the first word that comes to mind about this slim volume about döstädning, the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning. I had read only a few pages when I thought, “I woul ..

The Internet of Things

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices—such as vehicles and home appliances, to name but two examples—embedded with sensors and network connectivity which enab ..

Wearable devices and the health of your privacy

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Fitness apps and devices can track how far and where you walk, run or cycle. Some devices can record your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, glucose levels, or sleep patterns. Then ther ..

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