Tax Time? For You, Yes!

Most people aren’t thinking “taxes” in August, unless they filed for an extension on last April’s filing deadline. But if you want to volunteer to help others during the 2012 filing season, now is the time to sign on to AARP Tax-Aide – the nation’s largest free tax preparation and assistance service. What is AARP Tax Aide? It’s an AARP Foundation program that helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by making sure they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. AARP Tax-Aide is …

The Human Touch

I found this article from the New York Times today particularly interesting. It’s about doctors asking the right questions of their patients, and taking the time to understand a patient’s history – rather than just “checking the right boxes.” The author tells a seemingly negligible story of a patient calling about a headache – but by asking the right questions, the doctor on the line saved the life of that patient, who was suffering from a rare postpartum condition. The …