As the end of the year approaches, you're hopefully planning some ambitious New Year's Resolutions. And we don't just mean joining a gym -- you should also give serious thought to getting your finances in order for the new year. But some money resolutions just can't wait until 2014. There are several money moves that you should really consider making before the end of the calendar year... Which, in case you haven't noticed, is just two weeks away.
If you're dreading your upcoming tax bill, now is the time to lower your tax liability for 2013. That might mean deferring some pay until next year -- maybe that Christmas bonus can wait until January? -- or making tax-deductible expenditures like donating to charity. And it's not just about lowering this year's liability: If you think you'll be in a higher bracket in 2014, you might take the opposite approach and shift some of that tax liability into 2013.