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Last-minute 2016 moves for a wealthier 2017

If "saving money" is among your New Year's resolutions, better get a head start.

Although there are less than 100 hours remaining until we ring in 2017, that's still plenty of time to make some smart year-end money moves. You can cut next year's tax bill, avoid a steep penalty on retirement assets and snag more financial aid for a college-bound student.

Here is a guide from CNBC's personal finance team on how to close the books on 2016 for a wealthier 2017: