Prep your taxes
Sure, you’ve got until April to pull everything together but why wait? The tax code overhaul is complex, confusing, and best addressed early on. There may be new brackets that affect you. You could gain tax credits or lose them. The earlier you can figure out this new financial Rubik’s cube, the better. Also, if you’re self-employed, make sure you’ve paid your quarterly estimated taxes. The last day to do so without penalty was January 16, but even still, paying them late is better than not paying at all.