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Community Chatter: How do you organize your time?

Community Manager
Community Manager


Community has a new series going around, called Community Chatter.  This is where we get to know each other and share out tips, tricks, and anything else that's relevant to the the topic posted.  We are interested in hearing about what you're doing in the thread below.   



 Join the conversation and share your tips on how you organize your time below or in our  TurboTax and QuickBooks Community.




Betty Jo Parra , Community Manager: 

This year has flown by and I have to admit that for the most part, time was really hard to keep track of.  I think it is simplest for me to keep track of everything thanks to automation.  



At home it’s, “Alexa, set a reminder for 8am to wake up the girls”, “Set an alarm for 30 min from now”, “Kitchen timer for 10 minutes”.  Without the ease of shouting at a smart device to take care of my time management, I am pretty sure that all things home life would be forgotten.  

When it comes to work on the other hand, I am saved constantly by my Outlook calendar.  If it wasn't for pop up reminders, I would miss every meeting, and forget to take breaks (oh wait, I still do that 😉 )

So if you are not using technology to its fullest potential of automation yet, I highly suggest you research it.  The effort it takes to set it up, will give you loads of time back in the future.




Austin Grimes , Community Manager: 

Using a to-do list is the easiest way for me to stay organized. Each morning I will take a few moments to review any tasks I may need to complete, then I will prioritize the tasks and write them out on a to-do list for the day. I’ve found that this method really works to help me organize my time since I’m one of those people that has to write things down, or I may forget!



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Lists and notes for sure.  I am a huge fan of checklists and sticky notes.  They keep me organized as well as giving that satisfactory feeling when I check something off or throw a post-it away.  I also keep important tasks and appointments on the calendar app in my phone.  I've tried planners, computer calendars, all kinds of stuff but I find having notes in my line of vision or alarms on my phone calendar are the best because they're more in my face and I don't have to open a program on my computer to get to the reminders.

Preparing taxes is not my life, but my life is amazing because I prepare taxes.
Level 1

I dod not get my simulate payment $1200 or $600 ????
I am In SSI and I am marred have one kids I full the form Non-Files on line for IRS because I have 5 yeas child when I put the information they ask someone can claim:
you are dependent
Your spouse as dependent
I check by mistake X that I am dependent, I call IRS they correct it for me but they said they can not give me my simulate payment $1200 or my wife or my son I need to do Recovery Rebate Credit when I apply for tax return
Now $600 payment I have to get but I did not receive it that is mean they lie and not correct it
So I going to stay every payment not receive any till I wait for tax return

Level 15

That certainly is community chatter.  Welcome ahmed --------------- everybody is welcome here!

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Level 15


You seem to be lost on the internet. The info here is for accounting professionals who are using specific Income Tax Preparation programs. This is a Community Peer Support topic for your own CPA, for instance, trying to prepare client tax returns and run an office, too.

Stimulus info can be found at these links:






Good luck.

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Level 11
Level 11

Oh my gosh, the IRS kidnapped your wife and son?