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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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Want to Keep Your Retirement Plans on Track? Invest During COVID-19

Investing right now might seem crazy, but it's one of the best things you can do for your retirement.


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1 Investing Move That Can Protect Your Retirement Savings

Keep your savings safe even during rough economic times.


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How Much Should You Be Investing in Stocks Right Now?

Are your investments at risk or are you playing it too safe?


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68% of Baby Boomers Are Taking This Huge Retirement Risk

This idea may sound good in theory, but it could potentially wreck your entire retirement.


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3 Ways to Maximize Your 401(k)

Make the most of your 401(k) to boost your retirement savings.

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Why You May Wind Up Relying More on Social Security in Retirement Than You Expect To

Are you planning for your future as well as you think you are?


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The Most Important Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

This chart could potentially influence your entire retirement.


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3 Ways COVID-19 Could Put Your Retirement at Risk

Your retirement could be in jeopardy thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.


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1 Social Security Myth That Could Cost You

Falling for this common misunderstanding could be an expensive mistake.


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3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

Claiming benefits early could be a smart retirement decision.

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3 Factors in Determining Your Ideal Retirement Age

This decision will impact your entire retirement, so it's wise to choose carefully.


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1 New COVID-19 Rule the IRS Wants You to Know

This new rule could potentially save you a lot of money.


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Two-Thirds of Americans Expect to Keep Working in Retirement. Is That Right for You?

It's not the right choice for everyone.


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Only 23% of Older Workers Are Considering This Smart Social Security Strategy

This strategy could significantly boost your monthly retirement income.


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2 of the Easiest, Most Affordable Ways to Invest in the Stock Market

These investment options are beginner-friendly and can potentially help you accumulate a lot of money.

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Debunking Americans' Most Pressing Social Security Concern

The majority of Americans are worried about Social Security, but the problem may not be as bad as you think.


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Study: Social Security Recipients Could Face Benefit Cuts This Decade

COVID-19 could result in benefits being cut even sooner than you think.


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3 Ways Coronavirus Could Change How Much You Should Save for Retirement

The COVID-19 pandemic could have a more serious effect on your retirement than you think.


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3 Ways Your Social Security Checks Could Be Reduced by COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic could result in smaller monthly checks.


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3 Ways to Keep Your Retirement on Track During the Coronavirus Crisis

These are uncertain times, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your retirement.