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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3 Signs Social Security Cuts Could Happen Sooner Than You Think

COVID-19 could wreak havoc on the future of Social Security.


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3 Social Security Moves You Need to Make if There's a Second Wave of COVID-19

You can still make the most of your benefits even if there's a second wave of the pandemic.


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3 Social Security Steps to Take 5 Years Before You Retire

Make sure you have a Social Security strategy well before you head into retirement.


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1 Good Reason Baby Boomers Should Adjust Their Investments Now -- Before a Possible Second Wave

Not making this investing move could cost you big time.


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4 Ways Social Security Benefits Could Be Affected by a COVID-19 Second Wave

A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could have a devastating effect on your future benefits.

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3 Reasons to Claim Social Security at 62 if There's a Second Wave of COVID-19

Claiming early could make financial sense if a second wave hits.


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How a COVID-19 Second Wave Could Affect Stimulus Checks

A second wave could make it more likely to see a second round of stimulus checks.


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Decided to Take Social Security? Do These 3 Things First

Before you begin claiming benefits, make sure you've thought about the decision carefully.


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3 Investing Moves You Should Never Make During a Recession

These risky moves could seriously cost you.


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3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Benefits Early

Sometimes claiming as early as possible can make for a more financially secure retirement.

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3 Investing Rules That Can Get You Through the Next Stock Market Crash

Another stock market crash could be on the way. Here's how to prepare.


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How a COVID-19 Second Wave Could Affect Your Retirement

A second wave of the coronavirus might be on the way, and it could have a huge impact on your retirement plans.


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1 Thing That Can Save Your Retirement If There's Another Stock Market Crash

Another major downturn could put your retirement at risk, but there's one thing you can do to protect yourself.


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3 Reasons Not to Worry About the State of the Market

The stock market may be volatile right now, but that shouldn't be cause for concern.


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The Social Security Risk Older Adults Don't Know They're Taking

It may seem harmless, but it could cause major problems in retirement.

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3 Signs It's Not the Right Time to Retire

Even if you think you're prepared, there are a few warning signs you're not quite ready to retire.


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3 Mistakes That Could Wreck Your Retirement If There's a Second Wave of COVID-19

A second wave could mean another stock market crash. Here's how to prepare.


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Should You Change Your Investment Strategy During a Recession?

Here's how a recession could affect your investment plans.


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The $320 Million Retirement Mistake Americans Are Making

This blunder could potentially wreck your retirement plans.


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3 Pieces of Outdated Retirement Advice You Should Ignore

This advice could do more harm than good when planning for retirement.