I’ve got some important information to pass along to you. If you’ve been to one of my seminars you know that I’ve always advised people to go to the IRS website and download publication #552 – Record-keeping for Individuals. Well, they’ve stopped publishing it. Never fear. I’ve found a wonderful substitute that lets you know what you have to keep and how long you have to keep it – plus a whole bunch of other good stuff. Here’s what you do: go to USA.gov and in the search box type: Managing Family Records. It’s 7 pages. Also, at the top of the website you’ll see in small print: free publications. Click on that as well and search – Keeping Family and Household Records. It’s 9 pages.
Also, at the seminars we talk about stopping junk mail. Here’s another method. Go the the website:volunteer.guide.org and search junk mail. That website links you automatically to a lot of the sites we talk about in the seminar. So, it saves time. However, don’t forget about the app Paper Karma that lets you unsubscribe one piece of mail at a time with a few clicks on your phone.
I also got an update on firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s where you send unsolicited email that you don’t want. The FTC says to be sure to include the complete spam email and your email provider. State that you’re complaining about being spammed. If you try to unsubscribe from an email list and your request is not honored, file a complaint with the FTC.