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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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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.


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3 Cheap Investments That Are Better Than Penny Stocks

Penny stocks could wreck your investments. Here's where to invest instead.


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3 Steps to Getting Rich With Dividend Stocks

Make your investments work harder for you with dividend-paying stocks.


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3 Things I'm Doing to Prepare for a Stock Market Crash

If the market crashes in 2021, I want to be sure my investments are ready.


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3 Lessons Investors Can Learn From GameStop -- And Where to Invest Instead

There's a lot to learn from this volatile investment.

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3 Reasons You Should Invest in Index Funds -- and 2 Reasons You Shouldn't

Index funds can be a fantastic investment, but they're not for everyone.


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3 Terrible Reasons to Claim Social Security at 62

Claiming benefits for the wrong reasons could spell disaster for your retirement.


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New to the Stock Market? 3 Investments You Can't Go Wrong With

These investments are perfect for beginners.


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What Happens to Your Money When the Stock Market Crashes?

A market crash may be looming. Here's what could happen with your money.


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3 Ways to Start Investing in the Stock Market With $100 or Less

Start building wealth even if you don't have much cash to spare.