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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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3 Ways to Start Investing in the Stock Market With $100 or Less

Start building wealth even if you don't have much cash to spare.


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Want to Save More for Retirement? Treat It Like Netflix

Here's what retirement planning and subscription services have in common.


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3 Stock Market Myths You Can't Afford to Believe

These myths could cost you more than you think.


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Forget Bitcoin: 3 Investments That Are Less Risky and More Reliable

Bitcoin may be flashy, but these investments could be a better option.


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44% of Americans Worry They'll Never Retire, but Can You Get Back on Track?

It takes a smart strategy to catch up on your retirement savings.

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3 Investing Strategies to Use If You're Worried About a Stock Market Bubble

Periodic bear markets are inevitable, but they're less unpleasant if you're prepared before they arrive.


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3 Ways an Emergency Fund Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

An emergency fund can protect your savings more than you may think.


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3 Investments That Could Drain Your Money, and Where to Invest Instead

Putting your savings behind these risky choices could wreck your finances.


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1 Social Security Change You Need to Know About If You're Turning 62 in 2021

The price of claiming benefits as soon as possible just got a little bit steeper.


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With 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.