Combined with higher standard deductions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most people do not have enough medical expenses and other qualifying itemized deductions to exceed the standard deduction. Health savings accounts, which are not subject to those limits, can reduce tax bills.
Sunday was National Train Your Brain Day. In honor of the day, we came up with tips and resources for you to start your mental tuneup. If you start getting in the habit of training your brain, it will be second nature by the time busy season begins.
Even if your manager is not as helpful to career advancement as you would like, it might be possible to move up by catching the attention of your boss' boss. Thinking strategically, knowing your numbers and demonstrating your commitment to growth can help.
Cybercriminals have gotten more efficient about targeting ransomware attacks, according to a Europol report. Hackers typically want to squeeze money out of companies, but there is also a risk of ransomware being deployed as a means of sabotage.
The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for global economic growth in 2019 to 3%, which would be the lowest rate of expansion in a decade. The IMF has cut its estimate for 2020 to 3.4% from 3.5%.
Japanese mothers say they feel pressured to create beautiful, Instagram-worthy "chara-ben" lunches that look like pandas or other animals packed in plastic bento boxes for their children. Bento boxes have become a status symbol, and some mothers have been shamed on social media when their creations haven't been colorful enough.
On the second floor of Manhattan East Sanitation Garage Number 11 is an unofficial museum called Treasures in the Trash that features Pez dispensers, autographed baseballs, knives and other items curated from garbage by former sanitation worker Nelson Molina. Workers can't take items home with them, so Molina began an informal collection that has blossomed.