Tax Literacy Quiz – How much do you know about taxes?

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Do you wait until the last minute to file your taxes?

About 1 in 3 folks do.1

And certain states are more notorious for tax procrastination than others.

The top five states with the most tax procrastinators in 2022 were:1

#5. California
#4. Alaska
#3. Georgia
#2. Hawaii

Can you guess what state had the MOST tax procrastinators last year?

It was Nevada.1

In terms of cities, those with the biggest tax procrastinators last year were:1

#5. Portland, Oregon
#4. Seattle, Washington
#3. Baltimore, Maryland
#2. Denver, Colorado

And, finally, the home of a whopping number of procrastinating Nevadans: Las Vegas.

Why do so many folks put off their taxes until the last minute?

Some wait because they don’t expect a refund. Others say taxes are just too stressful, complicated, and time-consuming.1

One thing, however, CAN turn the tables for any of us taxpayers and get us to be more on the ball with paying our taxes.

And that’s having a better understanding of them.2


Want to find out how much you really know about taxes? Click here to take a 2-minute quiz on some tax basics.

Happy tax filing,
Your Eagle Wealth Team


The Health Benefits Of A Meat-Free Day

The health benefits of a plant-based diet are clear, but becoming entirely vegetarian or vegan is not for everyone. Luckily, one can still enjoy many health benefits by being “meat-free” for just one day per week. Here are some of the main benefits of this healthy lifestyle transition:

  • You’ll decrease your risk of heart disease—Coronary heart disease is linked to a meat-based diet, and most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by switching to a plant-based diet.
  • You may ingest more vitamins, minerals, and fiber—On your meat-free days, you will likely prioritize other foods such as veggies, fruits, whole grains, and other plant-based products. This variety will help you round out your diet.
  • You may be reducing your consumption of potentially dangerous processed meat—According to the World Health Organization, processed meats rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer.

These are merely a few benefits of being meat-free for a day. Want more inspiration? Google “Meatless Monday” for recipe suggestions.

Tip adapted from MindFood.com8


The Week on Wall Street

Stocks dropped last week as investors focused on “what's next” for interest rates after mixed comments from multiple Fed officials.

Fed Officials Weigh In

Stocks struggled out of the gate again last week, ending Monday and Tuesday in the red on concerns that recent economic data could derail the Fed’s plan for short-term rates.

The markets recovered Wednesday through Thursday morning when weekly jobless claims were better than expected. But stocks fell broadly Thursday afternoon following mixed comments from multiple Fed officials. All three averages ended the day down more than 1 percent for the first time in a month.3,4

On Friday, a strong jobs report gave investors much-needed confidence. The U.S. economy created 303,000 jobs in March—higher than economists’ expectations—while unemployment dropped slightly to 3.8 percent. Markets rallied after the news, but not enough to recoup all weekly losses.5

What’s The Scoop?

Several Fed officials made speeches last week, including Chair Jerome Powell. In a Wednesday speech at Stanford University, Powell said it was a “bumpy” path to a soft landing, but Fed officials are continuing to look at the long-term trends.6

Last week, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic suggested one cut. San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly noted no guarantees, and Cleveland’s President Loretta Mester said rate cuts may come later this year. Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari rattled markets by suggesting that no cuts may be on the table, followed by Fed Governor Michelle Bowman, who said on Friday that it’s possible rates may have to move higher to control inflation.7,8

The flurry of comments comes following the end of the Fed’s blackout period. Fed officials are not allowed to make public comments except for very narrow windows during the year.


Any companies mentioned are for informational purposes only, and this should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of their securities. Any investment should be consistent with your objectives, time frame, and risk tolerance. Source:, April 6, 2024. Weekly performance is measured from Monday, April 1, to Friday, April 5. ROC 5 = the rate of change in the index for the previous 5 trading days. TR = total return for the index, which includes any dividends as well as any other cash distributions during the period. Treasury note yield is expressed in basis points.



3. The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2024

4. The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2024

5. The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2024

6., April 3, 2024

7., April 5, 2024

8., April 5, 2024

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