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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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.


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1 Good Reason Not to Invest in the Stock Market Right Now

It may not be the best time to invest for this one reason.


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Employers Could Terminate Your 401(k) Plan Due to COVID-19. What to Do if It Happens.

If you lose your 401(k) plan, don't panic.

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Report: Retirement Might Be More Expensive Than You Think

There's a chance you might not be as prepared for retirement as you think.


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The CARES Act Lets You Tap Your Retirement Savings -- but Some Employers Won't Allow It

You might not be able to take advantage of these new provisions after all.


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Should You Claim Social Security Early Because of COVID-19?

There are advantages and disadvantages to this Social Security strategy.


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Only 48% of Americans Have Taken This Crucial Retirement Planning Step

If you want to be sure you save enough to retire comfortably, you must take this step.


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Americans Are Still Confident About Retirement, Even With the Pandemic

Here's why you should be, too.

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Too Many Workers Share This Dangerous Retirement Misconception

This mistake could potentially throw off your entire retirement plan.


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What to Do if You're Forced to Retire Early Due to COVID-19

If the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench in your retirement plans, here's what to do.


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Social Security Beneficiaries: Here's When You'll Get Your Stimulus Check

You might receive your check in a matter of days, or it could take months.


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What to Do With Your 401(k) if You Lose Your Job Due to COVID-19

You have a few options for what to do with your money.


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1 Way You Could Lose Your Stimulus Check

There's a chance you may not get the opportunity to spend your check even if you're eligible to receive one.