Don’t Be An April Fool
April 1st is a day of fun and jokes for all ages. It seems like every year people come up with new elaborate stories that pass as “news” on April Fool’s Day. When all is said and done, the people that remember what date it is and are mentally prepared are the ones that never get fooled. Make sure that you don’t open any suspicious emails that turn out to be viruses.
April is also a reminder that spring is finally here. It’s also a great time to clean up your paper files that are probably piling up, and make plans for the things that you may have been putting off during the winter months. Spring is a great time of the year to clean up your desk, and renew your subscriptions, memberships and plans.
Some tips to keep in mind for April:
Summer Camps — If you have school age children, now is the time to register them for summer camps. They fill up quickly, and the best camps start enrolling in April for June sessions.
Summer Vacations — If you haven’t made any plans for summer vacations yet, now is the time to request time off from your boss, buy airplane tickets, book hotels and/or make reservations for camp sites. Before you realize, summer will be here.
Insurance — Check on your auto insurance, and make sure that it’s not expiring. While you are doing this, also make sure that your tabs and registration are current. Some states will let you register online or through the mail. If you need emissions testing, plan ahead during the middle of the month, so you aren’t having to wait in a long line.
Medical Insurance — Do you have enough medical insurance coverage? If not, then it’s important to have basic medical coverage, so you and your dependents are covered in case of accidents, illnesses, doctor visits, and/or hospitalizations.
Life Insurance — Now that spring is here, it’s a good time to invest in life insurance. Make sure that your life insurance is up-to-date, and if you haven’t written a will, then it should be something that you do, especially if you have dependents.