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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 1 Simple Change Can Make All the Difference in Your Retirement Security

Could it be the key to becoming a wealthy retiree?


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3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Score Bigger Social Security Checks Later

How many of them are you doing?


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You May Be Shocked by the Average Social Security Benefit in 2022

It provides far less income than you'd expect.


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How to Invest in Tesla for Less Than a Gallon of Gas

Is it really possible to buy shares of the electric car maker for so little?


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Is Now Really the Time to Start Investing in the Stock Market?

Should you put your money on the line?

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3 Questions to Ask Before Claiming Social Security Early

Don't end up making a decision you regret.


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Retirees in These 13 States Play by Different Social Security Rules

Do you live in one of them?


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Want a Secure Retirement? 3 Must-Do Tasks for Before the End of 2021

Be sure to check them off your to-do list.


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When Will You Save Your First $100,000, and Why Does It Matter?

The first $100,000 is the hardest.


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Is the Government Coming for a Piece of Your Social Security Checks?

You may be surprised at the answer.

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Here's Exactly How I'd Start Retirement Planning for a Newborn

If you start now, you can set your baby up for a worry-free retirement.


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More Retirees Are Making This Smart Social Security Move -- Are You?

It could help you end up with more money each month and during your lifetime.


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Don't Claim Social Security If You Can't Answer These 4 Questions

It's crucial to know how Social Security works before claiming your benefits.


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The 4 Best Reasons To Claim Social Security at 62

Claiming benefits ASAP isn't always a bad move.


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Are You In Spitting Distance of the $3,895 Social Security Max Benefit?

How close are you to maxing out your Social Security checks?

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Social Security's Big Raise Affects 1 in 5 Americans. Here's What It Means for You

20% of Americans will get a benefits boost, but that might not be good enough.


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This 1 Simple Move Prevents a 30% Cut to Your Retirement Income

Don't end up with less income than you expect.


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Could You Retire on Bitcoin Alone?

Betting your retirement on the cryptocurrency isn't a good idea.


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One-Third of Retirees Lack Funds for This Huge Expense

Are you one of them?


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The Simplest Way to Boost Your Retirement Income by 8% in Only a Year

Is it really possible to raise your retirement income 8% in just one year's time?