Feng Shui Your Financial House

4 Small & Easy Financial Tasks You Must Do Before Year-End

Missing Money Deadlines Can Be Costly

Mariko O. Gordon, CFA
2 min readDec 8, 2022


Cultivating financial security is not a one-and-done thing.

It’s like staying in shape or having a healthy relationship.

Success lies in the mundane — The thousand small decisions we make every day.

There is no expiration date on taking care of our wealth, health, and relationships. Until we draw our last breath, this responsibility is always with us.

Every time we eat, spend, or say something to our loved ones, we choose an action that brings us closer or further away from our goals.

There is no deadline, in other words.

2022, on the other hand, has an expiration date.

And some financial matters need to be resolved by 12/31.

Here’s your Financial Feng Shui task:

Put on your to-do list all the things that MUST be done by year-end.

Here are a few suggestions:

Spend down your HSA (Health Savings Account) or any other “use it or lose it” benefits.

If you haven’t maxed out your 401K contribution and want to, you only have two paychecks left to do so.

Check to see what your realized gains and losses have been this year. Now’s a good time to sell that loser you’ve given up hope on if you need to offset gains.

Ask your accountant if there’s anything else you need to do before the tax year rolls over because, as far as the tax man is concerned, by and large, what happens in 2022 stays in 2022.

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Mariko O. Gordon, CFA

Built $2.5B money mgmt biz from scratch. Coaching badass women to build & love their businesses, manage their finances, and make sure the thrill is never gone.