Chuck Saletta

Chuck Saletta

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Chuck Saletta is a Motley Fool contributor. His investing style has been inspired by Benjamin Graham's Value Investing strategy.

Recent articles


3 Smart Roth IRA Moves

Your Roth IRA can play an incredibly important part of your overall retirement plan. By following these three moves with yours, you can potentially improve the benefits it brings you.



When Should You Start Social Security? 5 Things to Consider

Your lifetime Social Security retirement benefit is expected to be about the same no matter when you start collecting. Still, when you start collecting matters when viewed in the context of your end-to-end retirement plan.


Avoid These 3 Social Security Mistakes

Social Security plays a vital role in the retirement plans of millions of Americans. Staying away from these three mistakes can help you make sure it can do the same for you.



Read This Before You Buy Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks can be a great addition to your portfolio, but only if you know what to look for and what to avoid when selecting them.



3 Proven Ways to Increase Your Social Security

Your Social Security retirement benefit is based on a standardized formula. By changing just a few of the numbers that affect your benefit level, you can increase what you're able to take out of it in retirement.


Why More People Need to Put Money in IRAs

An individual retirement account is a great tool for building up a nest egg to provide you with the lifestyle you want in your golden years.



When Not to Put Money in an IRA

While an IRA can be an incredible tool to help you save for retirement, there are a handful of times when you shouldn't contribute money to your plan.


In Your 50s? 3 Stocks You Should Consider Buying

These companies share characteristics that investors with somewhat shorter time horizons should appreciate: solid balance sheets, reasonable valuations, and track records of rewarding their shareholders.

What Should You Buy in Your IRA?

There are a handful of potential investments that don't make sense in an IRA, but most stocks, bonds, and real estate investment trusts can be good fits.


What If You Can't File Your Taxes By April 18?

The IRS offers you the opportunity to file for an automatic six-month extension if you can't get your paperwork in by April 18, but you still need to get at least 90% of your taxes paid by that time to stay in their good graces.


So You Opened an IRA. Now What?

Opening an IRA is the first step down a path that can net you a substantial nest egg once you retire.