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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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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.


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

These investments can set you up for success.

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3 Common Beginner Investing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Don't let these mistakes trip you up.


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3 Ways I'm Preparing for a Stock Market Crash

If a market crash is looming, here's how to be ready for it.


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Amazon vs. the S&P 500: Which Is the Better First Investment?

Which investment will give you the most bang for your buck?


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What Are Stablecoins, and Should You Invest in Them?

Stablecoins are less volatile than traditional cryptocurrencies. Are they the right investment for you?


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3 Vanguard ETFs I'm Buying if the Stock Market Crashes

Nobody knows whether the market will crash. But if it does, I'm stocking up on these investments.