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The Good Life Report - Tax Deadline Approaching & How You Can Reduce Clutter Around The Office

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." 

- Abraham Lincoln

Red, White, and Blue Bundt Cake


12 servings

Just because the Fourth of July is over doesn't mean you can't keep sharing your patriotic pride! This layered Bundt cake is easy to make and just as delicious as it is picture-perfect.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of white cake mix (plus the water, eggs, and oil the box recipe calls for)
     
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
     
  • White frosting
     
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles
     
  • Bundt pan

Directions:

  1. First, make the cake as directed on the cake box.
     
  2. Pour ⅓ of the cake batter into a small bowl and mix in the red food coloring.
     
  3. Pour ⅓ of the cake batter into another bowl and mix in the blue food coloring.

  4. Layer the bottom of the Bundt pan with the red cake batter. Then, carefully pour the white cake batter on top. Lastly, pour the blue batter over the white batter. Don't stir.

  5. Bake as directed.
     
  6. As the cake is cooling, separate the frosting into three bowls and microwave the frosting until it's smooth. In the first bowl, mix the red food coloring in with the frosting. In the second, mix the blue food coloring in. Leave the last one white.

  7. Drizzle the red, white, and blue frosting over the cake. Sprinkle with red, white, and blue sprinkles. 

Recipe adapted from LoveBakesGoodCakes.com[1]

Don't Forget Tax Day


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadlines to file and pay federal income taxes were extended to July 15, 2020, which is just around the corner! If you haven't yet, make sure to get your taxes in order or file for an extension. This also includes individuals, including sole proprietors, who should make estimated tax payments throughout the year.   

*This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov[2]

Play Into Your Natural Tendencies

We all want to have a picturesque stroke and look like we're playing like the pros. But everyone has natural tendencies, and that's a good thing! Instead of trying to overcorrect your stroke, try to play into your body's natural movement. Things like your height, level of athleticism, age, and personal characteristics should help determine your swing.

Tip adapted from PGA.com[3]

Stevia vs Sugar: What's The Difference?

While many health professionals have talked about the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, stevia continues to be a favorite sugar alternative. But what exactly is stevia?

Stevia is an all-natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. It comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant and is 30 times sweeter than sucrose (also known as table sugar)! It's calorie-free, tastes good, and has even been shown to have some blood glucose-mediating benefits. Next time you're looking for a little sweetener for your morning coffee, consider stevia!

Tip adapted from MedicalNewsToday.com[4]

Tips For Digitizing Your Documents

We all know how important it is to save paper, but in an office setting, that can be easier said than done. Luckily, there are countless technologies out there to help you digitize your documents once and for all.

Here are some of our top tips to make this process a breeze:

  • Scan all your paper documents and save them in a PDF format.
     
  • Store your documents in a cloud storage solution (like Google Drive) that allows different access levels. This way, you can limit who has access to which documents.
     
  • Talk to your IT team about implementing extra security safeguards for sensitive information.
     
  • Establish a filing system so you can easily find your documents when you need them. 

Today's numerous tech options make it easy to say goodbye to that printer for good!

Tip adapted from Blog.Signaturit.com[5]


[1] LoveBakesGoodCakes.com, July 2, 2020

[2] IRS.gov, May 29, 2020

[3] PGA.com, July 2, 2020

[4] MedicalNewsToday.com, July 2, 2020

[5] Blog.Signaturit.com, July 2, 2020