After the Class of 1948’s 70th reunion in May, the Gazette took a closer look at six of its members and found a group committed to living to the fullest as they age into their 90s.Take Steven Stadler, who got married last year at age 91 and still travels abroad annually. Or Sayre Phillips Sheldon, who recently celebrated her 92nd birthday in the pool with her aquatics class and is politically active. There’s Henry Lee, who compiled the class’s 70th Anniversary Report, recently marked his 72nd wedding anniversary, and oversees upkeep of the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial in downtown Boston.Eleanor “Buster” Foley Glimp, widow of former Harvard dean Fred Glimp, paints in two-hour sessions in her kitchen/studio without pausing to sit, and reads the entire Boston Globe and New York Times each morning. Her best friend, Natalie Basso Ryan, regularly walks to the Harvard Art Museums and the Cambridge Library, despite breaking her leg a while back. At 92, Ray Goldberg just published his new book on food globalization, and this month he teaches a seminar at Harvard Kennedy School.
Next year, your taxes are due on Thursday April 15. While that isn’t normally an exciting day, there’s one reason to look forward to it … it’s three and half months into a year that isn’t 2020! However, if you are planning on waiting until a lot closer to that day to get your taxes done, here are three reasons you should scrap that idea and file your taxes as soon as possible …Sooner is better no matter the result: The sooner you file for a refund, the sooner you’ll get money back. If 2020 has hit you hard financially, that refund may be something you’ve been eagerly awaiting. And if you end up owing the government money, you’ll have more time to pay. It’s a win-win.You’ll lessen your stress: Filing tax paperwork was simple when you were 24. It usually took me about 20-30 minutes on my computer and it was submitted. Once life gets more complicated, it’s not quite as easy. If your taxes are going to be more difficult than past years, lessen the stress it might cause by getting started as soon as you have your W-2. Filing early can prevent April 15th from being a source of stress for you.It’ll be smooth sailing: Not only is the IRS less busy at the beginning of the year, but tax professionals are as well. Keep this in mind if you’re not filing on your own. For those of you who file online, this won’t be a big deal, but if you need a pro to help sort you out, you’ll be glad you made an early appointment. The closer you get to April 15th, the longer the whole process will take. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details