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Katie Brockman

Katie Brockman


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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2 Ways to Get Out of Paying Taxes on Social Security Benefits

Taxes don't need to eat away at your monthly checks.

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Claiming Social Security at 62? Here's the Maximum You Can Receive

Although you'll receive reduced checks by claiming early, you can still receive thousands of dollars per month.

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Cryptocurrency May Not Make You a Millionaire, but This Investment Can

It's easier than you may think to become a millionaire investor.

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Retirees: Here's How Much Your Social Security Checks Will Increase in 2022

You'll receive noticeably more next year from the benefit program -- but there's a catch.

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Better Buy: Ethereum vs. Cardano

The two cryptocurrencies share many features, but which one is a better investment?

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How Will Your Social Security Benefits Stack Up to the Average in 2022?

Benefits will be increasing next year. How will your checks compare to the average?

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Want to Earn $4,194 per Month in Social Security Benefits? Here's How.

There are just three steps to earning the maximum Social Security benefit.

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Married or Divorced? You Could Collect an Extra $795 per Month in Social Security Benefits

You may be entitled to more than you think from Social Security.

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3 Unexpected Ways You Could Lose Your Social Security Benefits

You may not receive as much from Social Security as you think.

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3 Unstoppable Investments You Need in Your Portfolio

These choices can help you build a stronger investment base.

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Should You Sell Your Stocks if the Market Crashes?

If a crash is on the horizon, here's how to protect your money.

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Thinking About Buying Dogecoin? Buy Ethereum Instead

Dogecoin may be trendier, but Ethereum is more likely to pay off down the road.

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3 Unexpected Ways to Get More From Your Social Security Benefits

Get (and keep) as much as you are entitled to.

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Do You Really Need $1 Million to Retire?

This savings goal isn't right for everyone.

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Burned by the Stock Market? Consider These 3 ETFs Instead

These ETFs can protect your portfolio while maximizing your earnings.

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How Will a Stock Market Crash Affect Your Retirement Savings?

The market has been volatile lately. What does that mean for your retirement fund?

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4 Signs You're Ready to Graduate From Saving to Investing

If you're ready, you can make a lot of money by investing in the stock market.

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Could Ethereum Help You Become a Millionaire?

It has had an incredible year. Could it help make you rich?

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Is Your Portfolio Prepared for a Stock Market Crash? Here's How to Tell

Nobody knows whether a downturn is coming, but you can be prepared for it.

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This Unstoppable Growth ETF Could Make You a Multimillionaire

It's easier than you may think to make money in the stock market.