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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 Retirement Milestones You Should Reach by Age 50

These goals can keep your retirement plans on track.


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Can You Retire a Millionaire With Index Funds?

Here's what it takes to retire with $1 million.


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3 Social Security Surprises That Could Shrink Your Benefits

You might receive less than you think from Social Security.


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2 Crucial Year-End 401(k) Deadlines You Need to Know

Retirement savers: You only have a few more weeks to take advantage of these benefits.


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3 Moves to Make No Matter What the Stock Market Does in 2021

Whether the market skyrockets or crashes, these investing moves can keep your savings on track.

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Let's Leave These 3 Retirement Myths in 2020's Dust

Falling for two of these common fallacies could leave you with too small a nest egg, while believing in the third could leave you with too much stress.


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Is It Too Late to Save for Retirement?

How to get your retirement plans back on track.


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The Most Important Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

This chart may make saving for retirement a little easier.


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3 Steps to Retiring at 60 With $1 Million

Making these moves could help you retire rich.


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How to Boost Your Retirement Savings by $250 by the End of the Year

Now is the perfect time to jump-start your savings.

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The Best Reason to Take Social Security Long Before Age 70

Claiming early could be the best retirement decision you'll make.


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3 Ways to Grow $100,000 into $1 Million for Retirement Savings

You can retire a millionaire even on an average salary.


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3 Mistakes That Could Sabotage Your Social Security Benefits

Boost your benefits by avoiding these blunders.


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How Much Can You Collect From Social Security With a Salary of $50,000 per Year?

What will your future checks look like?


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23% of Workers Could Be Putting Their Retirement at Risk

Don't let this mistake catch you off guard.

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3 Reasons a Roth IRA Is Better Than a 401(k)

Maximize your savings by using the right type of retirement account.


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How Do Your 401(k) Contributions Stack Up to the Average Worker in 2020?

See how your savings compare.


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Investing $400 per Month in This ETF Could Make You a Millionaire by Age 60

Retire a millionaire by investing in the right places.


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Social Security Is Rapidly But Needlessly Losing the Confidence of Older Americans

The problems plaguing Social Security aren't as bad as they may seem.


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Saving for Retirement? You Could Be Losing Money Without Realizing It

Don't let this mistake derail your retirement.