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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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1 Reason to Delay Social Security Benefits if You're Married

The age you claim could affect how much your spouse receives in benefits.


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3 Vanguard ETFs That Can Help You Survive a Market Crash

A market crash could be on the horizon, but the right investments can help you weather the storm.


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3 Social Security Moves You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

These simple steps could have a major impact on your retirement.


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3 Ways to Collect Social Security Benefits Even if You've Never Worked

Even if you don't have any work history, you may still be entitled to benefits.


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This Investing Strategy Could Make You a Millionaire

With the right strategy, you can make a lot of money in the stock market with minimal effort.

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Should You Invest When the Stock Market Is Volatile?

Another market crash could be coming soon. Should you keep investing or wait?


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3 Reasons You May Not Receive Social Security Benefits

Some people are not entitled to Social Security benefits in retirement. Are you one of them?


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3 Growth ETFs to Buy and Hold Forever

By holding these funds for the long term, you can kick your savings into high gear.


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This Social Security Move Could Cost You Nearly $500 per Month in Benefits

Maximizing your benefits can make for a more comfortable retirement.


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3 Investing Rules That Could Make You Rich

Making a lot of money in the stock market just requires the right strategy.

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1 Great Reason to Claim Social Security at 62

Claiming as early as possible could be a fantastic decision.


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What's the Best Cryptocurrency to Invest in Right Now?

There are several different cryptocurrencies to choose from. Which one is right for you?


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Investing $400 Per Month in This ETF Could Make You a Multimillionaire

You don't have to be wealthy to become a multimillionaire.


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3 Proven Ways to Double Your Money

These strategies can kick your savings into overdrive.


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3 Investing Strategies to Grow Your Money Like Magic

With the right investing strategy, you could get rich in the stock market.

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Here's How the Stock Market Could Turn $10K Into $500K

It's easier than you may think to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in the stock market.


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3 Cryptocurrency Myths That Could Cost You Big Time

Don't let these myths catch you off guard.


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Should You Buy Bitcoin or Invest in the Stock Market?

Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but which one is right for you?


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Is It Safer to Pull Your Money Out of the Stock Market Now or Stay Invested?

A stock market crash could be on the horizon. Is it time to sell your investments?


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Want $3,895 per Month in Social Security Benefits? Here's the Salary You Need

Here's how to collect the maximum Social Security benefit amount.