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Katie Brockman

Katie Brockman

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Katie Brockman is a personal finance and retirement writer who enjoys geeking out about 401(k)s, budgeting, and Social Security. When she's not providing unsolicited financial and retirement advice to anyone who will listen, she enjoys reading, drawing and painting, and walking dogs at her local animal shelter.

Recent articles

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Should You Buy an S&P 500 Index Fund or Individual Stocks Right Now?

Both are smart options, but which one is right for you?


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2 Reasons to Invest in Crypto Now -- and 1 Reason to Avoid It

Right now could be a fantastic buying opportunity -- but not for everyone.


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How to 10X Your Retirement Savings While Barely Lifting a Finger

Small steps can add up to significant savings.


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What Everyone Gets Wrong About the Future of Social Security

Just how reliable is Social Security?


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4 Things the Smartest Investors Know About Crypto Right Now

Crypto is still risky. Here's how to keep your money safer.

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Investing In This ETF Right Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

It's easier than you might think to reach millionaire status.


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2 Reasons to Invest in Ethereum Right Now -- and 1 Reason to Wait

With a major update on the horizon, is now the time to buy?


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Should You Pull Your Money Out of the Stock Market Right Now?

A recession could be on the horizon. Here's how to protect your investments.


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Is Now Really the Time to Invest in Ethereum?

Ethereum has been surging lately, but is it safe to invest right now?


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Ethereum vs. Cardano: Which Is the Better Buy Right Now?

Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Which one is best for you?

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3 Things the Smartest Investors Do During a Recession

If a recession is looming, here's how to prepare.


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Here's My Top Cryptocurrency to Buy Before Fall

The next few months are very promising for this crypto.


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The Big Secret Wall Street Will Never Tell You About Investing

It's easier than you think to make a lot of money in the stock market.


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Why I'm not Counting on Social Security, and Neither Should You

Social Security isn't as reliable as it used to be.


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What Does a Recession Mean for Your Retirement?

Here's how to prepare your savings for a potential recession.

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New Bill in Congress Could Help Your Savings Go Further in Retirement

SECURE 2.0 offers benefits for workers, older retirees, and student loan borrowers.


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Seniors on Social Security Can Expect Big Changes in 2023

You could see a substantial boost in benefits next year.


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A Recession May Be Coming. Should You Still Invest?

As the economy continues to slide, should you really be investing right now?


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Claiming Social Security at 62 Could Cost You. 3 Reasons to Do It Anyway.

Claiming early will result in smaller checks, but sometimes it's worth it.


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3 Social Security Moves to Make in Your 50s

The right strategy is critical to maximizing your Social Security benefits.

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