Happy April Greetings! What do rain showers, baseball, and Earth Day have in common? They all happen in April! So whether you’re anticipating May flowers, enjoying the opening of our national pastime, or renewing your focus on the environment, there’s much to enjoy this month.
April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to promote and increase awareness about the importance of financial education. It’s a great reminder of the importance of continuing to learn about financial planning, financial management, and making informed money decisions. By improving your financial literacy, you can make better choices about your personal finances, reduce debt, and build long-term wealth. We strive to provide our clients with ongoing communications and resources to help improve their financial knowledge, and we welcome any inquiries they might have. If you’re seeking a financial partner who provides guidance and education, give us a call.
April is also Stress Awareness Month. Stress can significantly impact our daily lives, affecting our relationships, work performance, and overall quality of life. It is essential to recognize the signs of stress and take steps to manage it effectively. This month provides an opportunity to prioritize self-care, learn stress-management techniques, and seek support from friends, family, or professionals if needed. By taking care of our mental health and well-being, we can improve our resilience and live happier, healthier lives.
It's doubtful you need the reminder, but don’t forget that taxes are due by April 18 this year. If you need extra time to file your taxes, you can request an automatic extension by visiting the IRS website. But remember, an extension of time to file does not give you an extension of time to pay. You must pay your estimated taxes owed by the April tax deadline to avoid possible penalties. Consult with your tax professional if you have questions or concerns.
We hope April brings you warmth, sunshine, and relaxing sunny days ahead. In the meantime, if you have questions about the markets or your finances – let’s talk. We are passionate about helping people feel more confident (and more knowledgeable) about their financial future.