After a great 2013, smart investors are giving serious thought to how they can keep the gains going in 2014 and beyond. If you don't procrastinate, you can jump-start your investing and take maximum advantage of the financial resources at your disposal.
Here's how to put time on your side and reap big rewards in the years to come.
Make Your 2014 IRA Contribution Now
Most people understand that contributing to a retirement account is a great way to save for your golden years. Taking advantage of benefits like tax-deferred growth can help your savings grow a lot faster and get upfront tax breaks to boot.
When it comes to actually putting money into IRAs and other retirement accounts, though, many people fail to follow through. Luckily, the tax laws give you until mid-April of the following year to make contributions to an IRA. So if you haven't yet made a 2013 IRA contribution, you still have more than three months to gather money together and get it into your retirement account and enjoy the tax benefits immediately.
Still, rather than waiting until the last moment to ...