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Kailey Hagen

Kailey Hagen

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Kailey has been writing about personal finance since 2013. She does her best to keep it interesting and jumps at any opportunity to learn something new.

Recent articles

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Banish These 4 Lousy Excuses for Not Investing Today

Don't let these ideas get in the way of growing your wealth.


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I Never Invest in a Stock Unless I'm Happy With the Answers to These 4 Questions

I'm not taking any chances with my savings.


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Why I Prioritize Saving for Retirement Over Saving for My Son's Education

I love my son, but in this scenario I have to put myself first.


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3 Totally Legal Ways to Shield Your Retirement Savings From the IRS

Your savings will go further in retirement if you follow these tips.


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A Recession Won't Change My Investing Strategy. Here's Why

Here's how I stay positive even when my investments aren't doing well.

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Forget a Million-Dollar Retirement -- Focus on This Instead

It's time to throw out that dated $1 million retirement savings standard.


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This Simple Investing Strategy Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

And you don't need much investing expertise to pull this strategy off.


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3 Reasons the Roth IRA Is a Perfect Complement to Social Security

These two could be the perfect pair for your retirement.


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Try These 3 No-Brainers to Beat the Average $1,665 Social Security Benefit

These tips can help anyone boost their Social Security benefit.


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3 Unexpected Sources of Retirement Income

It's time to start thinking outside the box.

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3 Pros and 2 Cons of Working in Retirement

Is there a place for a job in your retirement plan?


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How Will Your Social Security Stack Up to the $4,194 Max?

There's a simple way to find out.


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Can Social Security Make You a Millionaire?

Here's an honest look at how far Social Security will go in retirement.


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3 Better Ways to Save for Retirement Than a 401(k)

These accounts could be game changers for your retirement savings.


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This Underused Retirement Account Leaves 401(k)s and IRAs in the Dust

Still saving for retirement the old-fashioned way? You may want to consider this.

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3 Things I'm Doing Now to Lock in Big Social Security Checks for Retirement

Just because I'm not old enough to claim doesn't mean I'm not thinking about Social Security.


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3 Retirement Strategies That Are as Risky as Penny Stocks

Don't take these gambles with your future.


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Are S&P 500 Index Funds a Good Investment Right Now?

Here's what you need to know to make the right call.


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3 Surprising Ways Your Income Affects Your Social Security Checks

Is that paycheck you're earning helping or hurting your Social Security benefit?


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3 Investing Mistakes That Are All Too Common

Don't let these things stand in the way of growing your wealth.

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