The Cost of Procrastination Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Address Thank you! Oops! Related Contents The Power of Compound Interest Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments. U.S. Personal Savings Rate What can be learned from the savings rate? Historical Inflation This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.