Every year as Christmas approaches, people begin to have mixed feelings. For many, there is a feeling of worry and guilt. Especially with the uncertainty of our financial situation looming over the fiscal year. Where are those feelings of comfort and joy? Where are those feelings of love that comes from the anticipation of having the opportunity to have uninterrupted time spent together with family and friends? There is also a desire to spend the holidays in celebration based upon their religion.
For years, Louisiana politicians have made careers out of trying to fix public education. They tried teacher accountability, student accountability, school accountability and a litany of other things, some of them good and necessary.
You’ve got until April 17 to contribute to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for the 2011 tax year. That’s not a lot of time, but if you have some money available, and you haven’t completely funded your IRA for 2011, consider doing so before the deadline. And once you’ve “maxed out” on your IRA for last year, why not get a jump on 2012?
Actually, you could have started contributing to your 2012 IRA as early as Jan. 2.