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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 Keep Your Retirement on Track During the Coronavirus Crisis

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


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2 Social Security Moves That Can Protect Your Retirement From Future Benefit Cuts

Social Security cuts may be on the horizon, but you can still safeguard your retirement.


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Why Index ETFs Are a New Investor's Best Friend

New to the stock market? These steady funds are you're best option


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3 Things to Do If Your Investments Are Losing Money Due to COVID-19

Stay calm, stay the course, and reassess your position.


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3 COVID-19 Investing Mistakes That Could Cost You a Fortune

These blunders may be more expensive than you think.

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Should You Postpone Retirement or Retire Early Amid Coronavirus?

COVID-19 might require you to adjust your retirement strategy.


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2 Good Reasons to Claim Social Security Early Due to COVID-19

Claiming as early as possible can be a smart financial move.


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Collecting Unemployment Benefits Due to COVID-19? Prepare for a Hefty Tax Bill

You could be in for a nasty tax surprise.


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The Unemployment Rate Among Older Adults Is Skyrocketing -- Here's What to Do if You Lose Your Job

Don't let losing your job wreck your retirement plans.


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This Is How Much the Average Worker Thinks Retirement Will Cost

Retirement may cost more than you think.

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Can You Still Retire a Millionaire After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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


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This Is How Long Americans Think It Will Take the Economy to Recover From COVID-19

This recession could last longer than we expect.


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61% of Americans Say COVID-19 Has Affected Their Ability to Save for Retirement

Here's what to do if your retirement strategy has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


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Nearly Half of Workers Might Be Wrong About Social Security

Too many workers may be putting their retirements in jeopardy by making this mistake.


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2 Social Security Mistakes That Could Cost You During the COVID-19 Crisis

Don't let the coronavirus pandemic hurt your future Social Security benefits.

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3 Things Seniors Need to Know About Social Security During COVID-19

It's crucial to understand how the coronavirus pandemic will affect your monthly checks.


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3 Potential Social Security Changes to Watch

They could affect how much you receive in benefits.


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The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See

This chart can potentially affect your entire retirement.


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Social Security: 3 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

Maximize your monthly checks by doing these three things.


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3 Retirement Rules to Live By

Following these rules can set you up for a more enjoyable retirement.