Year-end tax planning tips to help consumers save

Everyone likes to avoid talk of taxes (and paying them!) but there are a few critical things all taxpayer should do before the end of the year to get their tax houses in order. In addition to make contributions to retirement funds, donating to charity, and paying property taxes, taxpayers should make sure their records are in order.

I appeared on CNBC's personal finance show On the Money this week to talk about some of those critical year-end tax moves that consumers should make:



And see the rest of the tax tips in this Web Extra segment.

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