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Helpful Links

Links for Fun, Tax & Personal Finance

JUST FOR FUN

Hoopla Digital

Movies, books, comics and music brought to you by your local library. Great comic book selection!

https://www.hoopladigital.com

 It’s Never Too Late to Learn

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more

https://www.khanacademy.org

Fun and Affordable San Francisco Bay Area Events

https://sf.funcheap.com

Free Museum Passes for Families

Museums in the Bay Area can be expensive. Discover & Go is a partnership between libraries and cultural attractions offering library cardholders free and low-cost tickets to world-class museums, theatres, aquariums, zoos and science centers. Some institutions only provide tickets to families with children. In some cases, you may be be able to get tickets even if you don’t have children.

Many libraries in the Bay Area belong to this program including San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa county libraries.

http://discoverandgo.org/

Free Museum Days

San Francisco Botanical Garden - free every day to San Francisco residents with proof of residency

Randall Museum - free every day. The Randall Museum is a natural history museum, science museum and arts center in one, offering hands-on learning through exhibits and classes in science, nature and art to all ages. The museum has many fun things to do with kids and adults alike, including live animal encounters and drop-in activities. Andrew has not visited this yet but we look forward to taking him.

Exploratorium: Groundhog Day (Saturday, Februray, 2, 2019); Pi Day (DAYTIME ONLY: Thursday, March 14, 2019); Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12, 2019)

Palace of Legion of Honor - we haven’t taken Andrew here yet. Starting April 2019, San Francisco residents will have free admission on Saturday with proof of residency.

De Young Museum (in Golden Gate Park) - we haven’t taken Andrew here yet. Starting April 2019, San Francisco residents will have free admission on Saturday with proof of residency.

Museum of Modern Art - as of Feb 1, it’s not on their website yet but Sunday March 10, 2019 will be Family Day (free admission for 2 adults accompanied by child. Children under 18 are always free.)

Asian Art Museum -Courtesy of Target, general museum admission is free every first Sunday of the month. Additional entrance fees apply to special exhibition . Kids under 12 are free every day.

Pacific Heritage Museum in San Francisco (open Thursday-Saturday 10-4) in downtown San Francisco (Montgomery Street near Sacramento). It’s a very quiet corporate sponsored museum so there is always room for strollers.

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TAX

Where’s my Federal Individual Tax Refund?

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

Where’s my California Individual Tax Refund?

https://www.ftb.ca.gov/online/refund/index.asp

Presidential (and Presidential Candidates) Tax Returns

http://www.taxhistory.org/www/website.nsf/web/presidentialtaxreturns

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

Free Annual Credit Reports from all 3 Major Bureaus

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action

Social Security Quick Calculator

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/quickcalc

Search for Unclaimed Property Held by California for Individuals and Businesses

https://ucpi.sco.ca.gov/UCP/Default.aspx

Information on Charities Before You Donate

Includes copy of tax returns and audited financial statements

https://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx