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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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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.


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3 Retirement Moves If You're Over 50 With $100,000 or Less in Savings

These strategies can set you up for a more comfortable retirement.


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How Early Do Most Retirement Millionaires Start Saving?

You don't have to be rich to retire a millionaire, but you do need to be strategic.


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4 Year-End Moves to Help Retirees Breathe Easy in 2021

Start off the new year on the right foot.

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3 Ways Your Social Security Benefits Could Increase Under Biden

Larger checks could be on the way under the next presidential administration.


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Should You Use This Coronavirus Retirement Loophole Before 2021?

It's not too late to take advantage of this perk.


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3 Things Social Security Recipients Need to Know About Second Stimulus Checks

Is another round of payments on the horizon?


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Back on Track: Don't Be Among the 42% of Workers Worried They'll Never Retire

Retirement may not be out of reach after all.


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3 Retirement Moves You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

These moves are quick and easy, but they can pack a serious punch.

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This Hidden Retirement Trap Could Cost You $79,500

Don't let this wreck your retirement plans.


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3 Subtle Retirement Planning Mistakes That Could Devastate Your Savings

Avoiding these blunders can help you save more for retirement.


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3 Passive Income Sources That Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

Let your money do the work for you with these passive sources of income.


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Don't Claim Social Security Benefits Until You Understand These 3 Crucial Rules

Otherwise, it could cost you.


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Report: This Is How Much It Costs to Retire Happy

Hint: It's not as much as you may think.