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Christy Bieber

Christy Bieber

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Former college teacher. Textbook contributor. Personal finance writer. Passionate advocate of smart money moves to achieve financial success.

Recent articles

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This Is the Perfect Age to Claim Social Security

Is it 62, 67, or 70? Three retirement experts weigh in.


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2 Changes to Social Security You Probably Didn't Know About

They might have impacted your pocketbook, but did you notice?


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The Must-Read Biden Quote on Social Security

Biden has made his position on Social Security very clear. How will it affect future retirees?


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4 Cheesy Investing Tips That Actually Work

Looking for some "grate" advice to make you grow fondue of your portfolio? Check out these four tips.


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Is 2021 Your Year to Claim Social Security?

Before you claim your benefits, make sure 2021 is the best time to do it.

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No 401(k) Match? 2 Even Better Ways to Save for Retirement

You still have some great options to invest for your future even without a 401(k) match.


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3 Drawbacks of Using Only a 401(k) for Retirement

A 401(k) alone may not be enough.


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3 Retirement Tasks You Can Conquer in the Time It Takes to Walk Your Dog

Planning for retirement doesn't have to take forever.


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Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(k): Which Is Best for You?

Both the Roth 401(k) and the Roth IRA can help you reach your retirement goals. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.


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Better Buy: Dogecoin vs. the Entire S&P 500?

There's no question which is a safer investment.

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Want to Invest in Crypto but Don't Know How? This Is Your Safest Bet

Investing in crypto doesn't have to be complicated.


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Why I Buy Stocks in Every Single Bear Market

Will my reasons convince you to continue (or increase) your investing?


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3 Signs You Could Be in Big Trouble If the Stock Market Crashes

How many of them apply to you?


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3 Retirement Hacks That Experts Love

Taking this advice could make it easier to be financially secure in retirement.


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Retirees Will Need $300,000 to Cover This One Expense, a Study Shows

You better be prepared to pay for it.

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Why Retirees Are Losing Ground on Social Security

You need to prepare for your benefits to provide less buying power.


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46% of Americans Believe This Myth That Could Needlessly Delay Social Security

Don't miss out on Social Security benefits!


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You'll Definitely Regret Delaying Social Security Until 70 If This Happens

Don't end up wishing you'd made a different choice.


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Here's How Much Retirement Income a $1 Million Nest Egg Could Provide

It may not be as much as you'd think.


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Earning a 100% Return on Investment Is Easy -- If You Can Do This

It's sometimes possible to double your money without risk.