Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
YouTube
Close
Back

Client Login

- Individual Clients
- Business Clients
- Client Employee


Forgot Your Password? Please try logging in with the last password you remember first. (If that fails, you'll be able to reset your password on the next page.)

BOSS™ Accounting Software Login

(QuickBooks and Peachtree)

BOSS™ Accounts Payable Documents Login


Video Meeting

Join a scheduled video meeting with our staff.
Close
Send Request

Keep Safe with These Spring Break Travel Tips

Kurt Rickhoff

April 1, 2015

If you’re planning to travel this spring break, you have likely already spent time planning your trip—but have you spent time thinking ahead about how to reduce the chances of a mishap while you’re traveling? While no one wants to ruin their vacation worrying excessively, it is wise to take a few preventative steps to ensure that your time away is not marred by an easily preventable mishap. Check out these tips to keep you safe during your spring break travel:

  1. Know the places you should avoid. Spend some time before you leave on your trip to learn as much as you can about the place you are going and any areas or activities that may be unsafe so you can avoid them.
  2. Pack for function, not flash. It is best to avoid bringing anything that’s flashy or expensive (such as jewelry and cameras) on vacation to avoid being targeted by thieves. Instead of carrying large quantities of cash, use ATM’s (in well-lit public areas) to replenish if you need to. If you take credit cards, take only the ones you plan to use and make photocopies of the front and back of them to leave with someone at home. This will make it much easier to cancel your cards if they are lost or stolen while you are away.
  3. Post your plans and pictures after your vacation. While it’s tempting to post about your vacation plans prior to your departure and share pictures from your trip in real time on social media, for safety’s sake, you should wait until you are home to do so. To avoid giving thieves clues that your home would be an easy target for a break-in.
  4. Pack for emergency preparedness. Unfortunately, illness and injury do not take vacations—so you should be prepared for them, just in case. Consider whether you need any additional medical insurance while you are away and bring clearly labeled pain and fever relievers and any prescription medications you may need in your purse or carry-on luggage. It’s also a good idea to bring the name and number of your family physician and a travel-size first aid kit with you.
  5. Have fun, but stay alert. While you definitely want to enjoy your trip, keeping alert and being aware of your surroundings will help you avoid unsafe situations. When traveling with children, discuss with them what to do if they get separated from you while away from home.


For many of us, a vacation offers the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy time away from the regular routine. By exercising common sense and using the tips above, you’ll reduce your risk of any safety mishaps while you are away.

   

Back to List


Client Center

Back

Client Login

- Individual Clients
- Business Clients
- Client Employee


Forgot Your Password? Please try logging in with the last password you remember first. (If that fails, you'll be able to reset your password on the next page.)

BOSS™ Accounting Software Login

(QuickBooks and Peachtree)

BOSS™ Accounts Payable Documents Login


Video Meeting

Join a scheduled video meeting with our staff.

Using Your Client Organizer
How to Review My 1040

Memberships

We Are Only Successful
If Our Clients Are Successful

Your success is our main priority, which is why we work to identify the right blend of services for each client. With Rickhoff & Associates, you will also enjoy our personal approach to doing business. We know that every client has different goals and changing needs, so we work with you throughout the year to offer advice, review your financial status, and ensure there are no surprises at year-end. Professional, personalized, client-focused…Rickhoff & Associates is the new breed of accounting firm.

  •  
    "Mr. Rickhoff was nominated by the members of the association [PASBA] to receive this outstanding award that honors a member who has consistently demonstrated the beliefs of the association's motto, Teach-Share-Learn."
    - Professional Association of
    Small Business Accountants

Latest from Our Blog