Here are 5 things you should know.
1. You can drag YouTube captions anywhere in the video frame instead of keeping them at the bottom.
Sometimes it’s hard to follow the captions and the video at the same time, especially if the “action” is at the top of the video frame or if you need to really concentrate on what is being shown. By moving the captions box to a more ideal location, you can better multitask your viewing and reading!
2. 130 million American adults have low literacy skills with 54% of people 16-74 below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level.
Because it is useful to understand that not everyone has the same reading comprehension. As such it is not always helpful to advise them to do things you find easy. This could mean reading an article or study or book etc. However, this can even mean reading a sign or instructions. Knowing this may also help avoid some frustration when someone is struggling with something.
3. If you live in the US and make less than $73,000/year you qualify for the IRS Free File Program which allows you to use a variety of tax prep software to file your taxes completely for free.
Here’s the link to the IRS Free File Program https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
Some common questions:
Q: How do I actually use the program?
A: Here is a video walkthrough
Q: Does this cover federal and state taxes?
A: Some of the programs will file your state taxes for free as well, but the majority require you to pay
Q: What type of income is the $73k/year referring to?
A: The number is based on your adjusted gross income (AGI)
Q: Does the income limit change based on your filing status?
A: No, even if you’re married and filing jointly, your income cannot be above $73k AGI combined.
Q: Does this cover stocks and crypto?
A: Yes, all situations should be covered, just make sure to READ THE FINE PRINT.
4. Your old Wii is the perfect retro gaming console.
Since the Wii uses a composite cable, supports 240p output, and is easy to mod, it’s the perfect console to connect to an old CRT TV. While N64 and PS1 Emulation are a hit or miss sometimes, NES, SNES, and Genesis work perfectly. It is the easiest and cheapest way to play old games with scanlines.
5. Never tell anyone the one-time passcode that is sent to you via text or app.
Scammers are calling and sounding very convincing that they’re calling you from the company because of suspicious activity and you will receive an OTP as a way to build their legitimacy, but what they’re actually doing is attempting to log into your account and when you give them the OTP then that’s the last hurdle and they’re in.
It doesn’t matter if it’s PayPal, Amazon, Google, your bank or credit union, or insurance company, NEVER GIVE OUT THE ONETIME PASSCODE that is sent to you. That is only for you to type in, EVER.