Happy New Fiscal Year!
I’m so thankful that 2020 is finally over and that we can now move on to 2021. What a year it has been! I am ready to be done with that!
Now, just as with the calendar years, I realize that not everyone celebrates the new fiscal year at the same time. This date seems to be the most prevalent, though, so I thought it was appropriate to party like its 2021 today.
In order to get 2021 off to a great start, I put together some information on the New Fiscal Year here for you, along with some additional thoughts and New Fiscal Year’s Resolutions.
- In the United States, 46 states begin their fiscal year on July 1. New York began its on April 1, for some reason, while Texas will begin on September 1, and Alabama and Michigan will start 2021 on October 1.
- The U.S. government’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.
- It’s just like New York to want to be ahead of the rest of the country.
- I feel bad for Alabama and Michigan that they still have three more months of 2020 ahead of them.
- It seems like car dealerships celebrate the end of fiscal years nearly every month so that they can sell cars. They have to get these cars off the lot today to make room for the 2024 models!
- Canada also starts its fiscal year on April 1.
- Mexico’s fiscal year matches up with the calendar year. Many other countries also use the calendar year for their fiscal years.
- Why can’t we just use the calendar year for the fiscal year anyway? And why would the fiscal year be ahead of the rest of the year? Was the financial system created before the rest of society?
- Why do financial experts get to decide when a year starts?
- Can I decide that my week begins on Wednesday? I would like that much better.
- Are we really in the 2,021st fiscal year? Are there also B.C. fiscal years for historical financial systems?
- Do you think financial experts are celebrating the new fiscal year today or are they just resting? It seems like there should be a parade on Wall Street.
- I hope that the financial television channels held Rockin’ Fiscal New Year’s Eve programs last night.
- If I were to celebrate a new year outside at midnight in New York City, I personally, I would much rather do that on the night of June 30-July 1 than on December 31-January 1. I will never understand why all of those people want to be out there all night in the cold for New Year’s Eve.
- Are there other years I don’t know about? Is there a food year? I imagine that there may be a fashion year. What other years are there?
- For me, it feels like the sports year starts with the beginning of football season in the fall, and then it continues through the different sports seasons.
- The television year seems to begin in September.
- I start recycling blog topics and jokes in March, so maybe my blog year begins then.
- My New Fiscal Year’s Resolutions include to lose weight in my credit card accounts and to spend more time working.
- Why don’t we get Fiscal New Year’s Day off for vacation? It seems awfully important to everyone at work.
- 2020 was a tough financial year for many of us and I’m relieved that the fiscal year is now over. I hope that we continue to grow economically in the new year, that we take stock of our shares of life, and that we increase our interest in each other.
- Happy New Fiscal Year! Let’s make it a fiscal year to fiscal remember!