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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Is It Safe to Retire Now or Should You Wait?

Here's how to tell whether it's the right time to retire.


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Coronavirus: Should You Invest Now or Wait Until the Stock Market Improves?

Investing now could be a golden opportunity, but it's not right for everyone.


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How Your Marital Status Will Affect Your Stimulus Check

It's one of the biggest factors determining how much you'll receive


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3 Things to Consider Before Raiding Your Retirement Fund to Pay the Bills

Even if money is tight, there are significant consequences when you tap your retirement savings.


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Don't Fall for These 3 Stimulus Check Myths

Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to your CARES Act stimulus check?

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How COVID-19 Could Affect Your Future Social Security Benefits

The economic fallout from this pandemic could affect millions of retirees down the road.


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These COVID-19 Scams Have Cost Americans $13.4 Million So Far

Don't let them cost you.


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3 Things You Should Not Do With Your Stimulus Check

Spending your stimulus money on the wrong things could cause bigger problems down the road.


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Nearly 40% of Americans Have No Savings Right Now. 3 Tips for Saving More During COVID-19

Even if money is tight, there are a few ways to save more.


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A Future Layoff Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think to Your 401(k) Loan

Losing your job could spell disaster for your 401(k) loan.

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These Are the Workers Most At Risk of Being Laid Off. How to Prepare if You're One of Them

How safe is your job? Some new research outlines who is at the highest risk due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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1 Good Reason to Claim Social Security Benefits Early Due to the Coronavirus

Although you'll receive smaller checks by claiming early, it might be worth it.


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Stimulus Checks Are Going Out: Here's When You Might Get Yours

You may have to wait days or months to receive your check.


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One-Quarter of Americans Have Lost Income Due to COVID-19. Here's What to Do if You're One of Them.

If money is tight right now, there are a few steps you can take.


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Stimulus Checks: 3 Things Social Security Beneficiaries Need to Know

These factors could potentially affect your stimulus check.

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Survey: Only 3% of Near-Retirees Can Correctly Answer These Social Security Questions

The majority of older workers may not know as much about Social Security as they think.


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3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

If you can swing it, retiring early might be an excellent decision.


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Too Many Older Workers Are Confused About This 1 Social Security Rule

This misconception could be costly in retirement.


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3 Expensive Things You're Probably Not Planning For

Don't let these sneaky costs take you by surprise.


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The Most Important Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

This chart could change how you save for retirement.