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Katie Brockman

Katie Brockman


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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As Penny Stocks Make Massive Waves in the Market, Is Now the Time to Buy?

Should you stock up on penny stocks?

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3 Ways Your 401(k) Could Be Costing You

Don't let these hidden costs wreck your retirement.

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5 Easy Ways to Save More for Retirement in 2021

These painless strategies can help jump-start your savings.

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Is It Really Possible to Retire a Millionaire on an Average Salary?

See how much you'd need to save to retire a millionaire.

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1 Investing Move That Can Double Your Money in 2021 With No Effort

It's easier than you may think to save more this year.

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3 Reasons Delaying Social Security Could Be a Huge Mistake

Sometimes claiming early is your best bet.

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Claiming Social Security at 62? 3 Things You Need to Know First

Don't claim benefits early until you're aware of these factors.

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Should You Really Invest in Pfizer Stock in 2021?

Why chasing trends may not always be a good idea.

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3 Tax Rules That Could Make or Break Retirement

Don't let taxes wreck your retirement.

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3 Reasons to Invest in Dividend-Paying Stocks for Retirement

Dividend stocks can be a smart addition to your retirement portfolio.

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Want More Money in Retirement? Retire at One of These 3 Ages

Choosing the right retirement age can help your money last longer.

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Is It Really Possible to Retire With $100,000 or Less in Savings?

You might be surprised at how far this money will go.

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Near-Retirees: It's Not Too Late to Make These Retirement Moves

It's never too late to give your savings a boost.

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Stimulus Checks: How Much Will Social Security Beneficiaries Receive?

Will you receive $600, $2,000, or nothing at all?

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Here's How to Double Your $600 Stimulus Check

It's easier than you may think.

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3 Reasons You Won't Get a Stimulus Check

See if you're excluded from this round of payments.

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How to Maximize Your Retirement Savings in the New Year

Supercharge your savings in 2021.

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Is 2021 Your Year to Claim Social Security?

Here's what you need to know before deciding to claim benefits.

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3 Ways to Get Your Retirement Savings Back on Track in 2021

With a few simple strategies, you can save more in the new year.

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Can You Collect Social Security Benefits Even if You've Never Worked?

You may be entitled to more money than you think.