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Info Sharing: Got questions regarding IRS Stimulus Check?

Got Questions?

Do you have questions regarding the IRS Stimulus Check? I have had many many many questions about the checks, eligibility, etc. Until today, I didn’t know where to turn for answers to my specific questions. I had been checking IRS website, but wasn’t seeing much detail pertaining to COVID-19 and the stimulus checks.  However, IRS now has a dedicated website page. (As of 3/31/20

Website URL

The IRS direct link is IRS.gov/coronavirus on the Coronavirus Tax Relief page. 

Types of Questions and Responses 

Once you get to that page, you will see a link for the Economic Impact Payment: What you need to know. From that page, you will be presented with responses to questions like, the following:

  • Who is eligible for the economic impact payment?
  • How will the IRS know where to send my payment?
  • The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?
  • I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?
  • How can I file the tax return needed to receive my economic impact payment?
  • I have not filed my tax return for 2018 or 2019. Can I still receive an economic impact payment?
  • I need to file a tax return. How long are the economic impact payments available?
  • Where can I get more information?

Info Sharing

Remember, I am just sharing this information informally as a regular person who had questions and couldn’t find the answers. So, I am using my various platforms to share the website link and the types of questions the IRS updated on the IRS web page as of 3/31/20. I am in no way representing IRS or attempting to be an expert. Just want to make that clear. This post is for information sharing only. Recently, I shared some inspirational posts to help re-ignite your spark and quotes that help me through tough times. BE ENCOURAGED

Re-ignite your spark

Maya Angelou Inspiration

Conclusion

I sure hope you find this information sharing handy. Since it appears the IRS will be updating the web page with details as they receive them, I would encourage you to continue checking irs.gov/coronavirus for those ongoing updates. You are not alone. We will get through THIS together. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Home. 

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Sippin’on lemongrass

Almost every time I purchase lemongrass from the grocery store or at the farmers market, I’m asked how I use it? My answer is, I boil it in water for 10 minutes and drink it as a tea.

What Is Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is an herb with a lemony scent. The culinary herb is produced from the stalk of the lemongrass plant (Cymbopogon citratus). This plant grows in many tropical climates, most notably in Southeast Asia. It is a common ingredient in Thai cooking and can also be found in dishes from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India (Indiamart .com)

Boiling lemongrass for tonight’s tea

Here’s a helpful article describing more of the benefits of lemongrass, including the Health Benefits of Lemongrass.

“Lemongrass tea is traditionally used for relieving anxiety and it has a diuretic effect against bloating… Because lemongrass oil is high in citral and limonene, it may have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Lemongrass oil is utilized in aromatherapy and as a topically-applied essential oil.”

To learn more on the amazing benefits, check out the Spruce Eats.

I’m so thankful to my coworker Richard for putting me on to lemongrass and all its health properties.

Photo Credit: The Fit Global

Do you drink herb teas like lemongrass or ginger tea? Get your sip on.

If you’re interested in herbal drinks, then you will enjoy my post related to Golden Milk.

Enjoy. Night night

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Journey to Sacramento Fashion Week

The countdown to Sacramento Fashion Week (SacFW) begins. My 16-year-old daughter, Tyra Simone, will be walking the runway modeling designs by Samantha Wall-Laidler and Designer Zenzele Nuru. Partnered with Stylist, MarioB, they are preparing a runway experience to remember.

Today’s Rehearsal

The rehearsal leading up to the show is all about being fitted and styled in flattering custom outfits, practicing model walk and poses to the music, as well as going over the show lineup from beginning to end.Rehearsal was held in room facility on the beautiful campus of California State University Sacramento (Sac State). Being that I completed the last three semesters of my undergraduate studies on this campus, I always look forward to coming back to see the beautiful enhancements.
Sac State Campus

Week of SacFW

While my daughter is walking (modeling) in Saturday’s show, there are various makeup, beauty, modeling workshops being held later in the week for all those interested.Welp, there will be more details after the show, but just wanted to share some behind the scenes leading up to this weekend.

SacFW Event Details

“Fashion in the City”February 21 & 22, 20208pm to 10:30pLocated at The Rink Studios in SacramentoCheck the EventBrite link for more details.Let the countdown begin. We are looking forward to this weekend’s show and can hardly wait for everyone to see the designs Zenzele selected for Tyra and her bestie Tejah.It’s not easy getting Tyra to and from casting calls, rehearsals, fittings and shows throughout Northern California and beyond, but she loves it so that’s what matters. A mommy’s working never done.Click HERE if you missed the Throwback video.Will you be at the show?
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I’m EXHAUSTED

Confession!!!!

I’m tired y’all. No for real for reeaaalll. Since the middle of December, I’ve been going 100 miles a minute. Between my full time job, running my Destiny Inspired business, raising two girls, managing my oldest daughter’s modeling, hosting events, attending/supporting other events, ghostwriting blogs for others, managing clients and more. Whewwww

Ya girl is TIRED!

I had to share that. I love posting all the great stuff, but I also love the behind the scenes.

Oftentimes people ask me how I do it all since I do way more than what is posted. The answer is that I just get it done BUT this last couple weeks, I am feeling EXHAUSTED. My 43 year old body is like HOLD UP SISTA.

So, I’m hoping my glasses make me look NOT SO EXHAUSTED. lol

This Super Mommy is Super Tired!
I will be scaling back and catching up on my nap times.

My SELF-CARE goals for this week include getting more sleep, enjoy some coloring in a coloring book and treat myself to a bouquet of flowers to celebrate ME just because.

Thank you Lord for some good restful sleep tonight to prepare for my week.

Good night peeps. May you have RESTFUL sleep too.

Are you feeling fatigue and ready to step up your self-care?

Here are a few self-care ideas:

Last week, I treated myself to a 60-minute full body massage and I will do that again soon.
Treat yourself. Love yourself.
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2019: Thanksgiving Recipe Thread — The Q Tree

Wheatie’s pies reminded us it is time for the annual Thanksgiving Recipe Thread. Please add your favorites and drop a few stories in from your favorite holiday get-togethers. My Mother’s mother had a saying, “May I always have more guests, than I do dining room chairs.” Remember those who have no family and please, make […]

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How To Use Instagram For Business?

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms, and every business should consider using the platform. (Source: Business News Daily)

According to Hootsuite, “More than 25 million companies worldwide are already using Instagram for business, and more than 200 million users visit at least one business profile every day.” As a business owner, when you develop your business plan or business marketing model, you really should consider a social media platform with such impressive statistical data.

If you are trying to decide if Instagram is an ideal marketing tool for your business, you may want to consider that “1 billion people use Instagram every month and 500 million people use Instagram Stories every day.” I don’t know what your business is, but I could find significant value in using a free online tool, such as Instagram, to for business marketing.

Instagram is a photo and video social platform. With an effective marketing strategy, businesses can promote products, services, and increase sales on this free platform.

Benefits of Using Instagram for Business

  • Create a Business Profile
  • Review engagement insights
  • Customer engagement
  • Expand your reach with hashtags
  • Advertise and promote posts
  • Learn the likes and dislikes of your customers
  • Utilize Instagram Influencers
  • Stream live or post videos in the feed or on your “story”
  • Offers free or promotional products
  • Host contest or post a poll to gather feedback

Steps to Use Instagram for Business

  • Step One – Get an Instagram Business account
  • Step Two – Optimize your business profile (include website URL and short biography)
  • Step Three – Add a business logo or professional headshot
  • Step Four – Show what you do in a visually creative way with photos and videos
  • Step Five – Grow and Engage Your Audience
  • Step Six – Measure success. Make adjustments

 

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Are you following @destinyinspiredconsulting on Instagram yet?

Are you ready to get started using Instagram for your business today? 

Knowing what the statistics reflect about Instagram’s popularity, its benefits, and the simple steps to get started, will you be starting or increasing your use of Instagram for your business sooner than later? 

Be sure to follow Destiny Inspired Consulting on all our social media platforms and repost/share with friends. Do you need assistance with your social media and digital marketing techniques? Contact info@biancalatrice.com for assistance. 

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Destiny Inspired Consulting offers social media consulting, digital marketing, career and professional development services.

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Thanks for reading the Destiny Inspired Blog . This is a blog created to inspire and encourage. Contact me if you need Social Media Marketing , a speaker for events or blogging assistance.

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Inspirational Quote of the Week

“How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”

“How you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted, and emotionally stable you are, which is why your perceptions of others reveal so much about your personality and character.” 

Source: leadershipfirst.net

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TONIGHT (8/27/19): First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom Hosts #EqualPayCA Panel with Project Runway Judge and Former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth & Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber 

Excerpt from Governor Press Office Media Release

“First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom Hosts #EqualPayCA Panel with Project Runway Judge and Former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth & Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber” 

“The panel follows a workshop for college women to ensure that they are getting paid fairly at every step of their careers.”
 
SACRAMENTO – First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will lead a discussion on equal pay and gender equality in the workforce hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus TONIGHT (8/27/19), joining New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Black Caucus and Vice Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
 
The event will also feature a “Know Your Rights Workshop” from Equal Rights Advocates, and the launch of #EqualPayCA: College Edition resources designed to help college students across California achieve pay equity at every step of their careers. A typical woman loses hundreds of thousands of dollars over her lifetime to the wage gap, but one study showed that negotiating a pay bump in your first job can increase lifetime earnings by over one million dollars.
 
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm [6:30p per event flyer]
Where: California State University, Sacramento, University Library, Carlsen Center, Room 1520, 6000 J St Sacramento, CA 95819 
Who: First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, award-winning journalist and author Elaine Welteroth, and Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber.

For the full media release, CLICK HERE

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Nothing Like a Sprinkle of Inspiration

Happy Monday!

Don’t quit your day dreams! Let me say that ONE MORE TIME for those who didn’t hear me in the back of the room. DO NOT QUIT your day dreams and Don’t Settle for less.

The RIGHT people will notice you and appreciate your talents, skills, and abilities at the RIGHT time. #DueSeason #CareerInspiration

Now that we remember what NOT to do, let’s discuss what we NEED to do:

* Dream Big & Bigger

* Take Career Risks

* Mentor & Help Others

* Inspire Others

* Each one, Teach One

* Take one step at a time to avoid feeling so overwhelmed

* Remember that it’s never too late to start fresh

Like my LinkedIN connection Brigette Hyacinth says, “Nothing can replace the human touch.” So, while you are waiting to be promoted, developing personally and professionally, etc., Please remember to CONNECT with others. #humantouch

Speaking of CONNECT, Are we “connected” on social media? Let’s get connected.

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