It (the list of expiring tax provisions) can give you a lot of new ideas for future spending. It will also give you a chance to review some tax credits that you may have not taken in the past and may still be able to take.
Have you done your charitable giving for the year? Paid off medical bills? Those are just two smart tax moves you should make to lock in savings when the taxman comes to call in April. But you'll have to hurry if you want to make these last-minute plays work. Deadline is Dec. 31, and the clock is running.