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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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Diamonds Are Forever, and So Are These 500 Stocks

These stocks are the investment of a lifetime.


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3 Ways to Go Broke in the Stock Market -- and How to Invest Successfully Instead

Don't let these mistakes wreck your finances.


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Worried About a Stock Market Crash? Consider Investing in S&P 500 Index Funds

Choosing the right investments is key to surviving a market crash.


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4 Reasons I'll Never Invest in Penny Stocks

Penny stocks are far more dangerous than they may seem.


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3 Investments That Are Better Than Bitcoin

These three investments can help you get rich while limiting your risk.

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5 Reasons S&P 500 Index Funds Are Perfect for New Investors

If you're just starting out, you can't go wrong with S&P 500 index funds.


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3 Steps to Getting Rich With Robinhood

The platform makes it easy to start investing, but it takes a smart strategy to make a lot of money.


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How to Earn $500 per Month in Passive Income by Investing in Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks can give your finances a serious boost.


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Ready to Get Rich in the Stock Market? 5 Vanguard Funds You Can't Go Wrong With

These mutual funds are perfect for building wealth.


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How to Earn More Than $2 Million Investing in S&P 500 Index Funds

Index funds are low-risk investments, but they're fantastic for building wealth.

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Forget Penny Stocks: Why Fractional Shares Are a Far Better Investment

Limit your risk without breaking the bank.


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5 Moves to Ensure You're a Retirement Millionaire

Taking these steps can give your savings a serious boost.


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It's Not Enough to Save. Here's How to Invest

If you're not investing, you could be putting your savings at risk.


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Stop Trying to "Get Rich Quick" and Upgrade Your Investing Strategy Instead

There's a better way to get rich investing in the stock market.


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How to Boost Your Retirement When Social Security Only Covers 40%

Social Security alone isn't enough to fund your retirement. Here's how to jump-start your savings.

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Here's How to Turn a $6,000 Big Game Investment Into a $100,000 Score

This investing tactic can help you score big with minimal effort on your part.


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Should You Invest in AMC Stock Right Now?

The theater chain's share price has skyrocketed recently, but is it a smart buy?


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How Not to Pick Stocks, as Explained by TikTok

Don't let these investing trends wreck your portfolio.


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Scared of the Stock Market? Don't Be. Here Are 3 Investing Myths Debunked.

It's easier than you may think to start investing.


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$600 Per Month in This Investment Could Make You a Millionaire by Age 60

This low-risk investment can help you retire rich.