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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Nearly Half of Older Workers Are Facing This Common Social Security Concern

It's a concern many workers share, and it can affect your retirement income for the rest of your life.


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How Coronavirus Will Affect Social Security

There are a few important Social Security updates you should know to keep your benefits safe.


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Coronavirus: Here's When You Should Pause Saving for Retirement

In some cases, it's a good idea to focus more on other financial priorities.


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The 1 Thing Americans Are More Worried About Than Catching COVID-19

The majority of Americans share this one huge concern.


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3 Ways to Save More Money While You're Stuck at Home

Just because you can't leave the house doesn't mean you can't improve your finances.

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3 Steps to Take When Coronavirus Affects Your Finances

If COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on your finances, there are a few strategic money moves you can make.


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Here's How Much You Should Save for Retirement Based on Your Salary

New research may help you determine whether your savings are on track.


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4 Things to Do Instead of Panicking About Your 401(k)

Take advantage of a few smart strategies to keep your savings on the right track.


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3 Medicare Mistakes That Could Wreck Your Retirement

You may not even realize you're making these errors until it's too late.


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3 Signs Your Retirement Savings Will Last a Lifetime

If you're doing these three things, you have a better shot at enjoying a comfortable retirement.

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3 401(k) Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making

These blunders could potentially cost you thousands of dollars.


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How Much Can You Count on Social Security in Retirement?

You can rely on your benefits for a good portion of your retirement income, but not as much as some people may think.


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3 Steps to Retiring Comfortably on Social Security Alone

It's possible to live on just your Social Security benefits in retirement, but you'll need a strategy in place.


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3 Social Security Moves You Should Make in Your 50s

These smart moves could help you boost your benefits in retirement.


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Ignoring This 1 Factor May Severely Limit Your Future Retirement Income

If you're not accounting for this subtle calculation variable, it could devastate your retirement plans.

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Here's How to Figure Out How Much You'll Receive in Social Security Benefits

There are several factors that influence how much you'll receive in Social Security, and you have the power to boost your benefits.


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Amid Coronavirus Concerns, It's Critical to Build an Emergency Fund. Here's How.

It's never been more important to have a healthy emergency savings stash.


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Is It Unwise to Save Too Much for Retirement?

In some cases, you could be better off putting your money elsewhere.


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Too Many People Are Making This Social Security Mistake

This simple mistake could make retirement planning much more difficult.


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3 Signs You're Thinking About Social Security the Wrong Way

Making any of these mistakes could affect your Social Security benefits for the rest of your life.