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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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Want to Slash Your 2020 Tax Bill? Do This Before It's Too Late

These tax breaks could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.


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Is Saving 10% of Your Salary Enough for Retirement?

Short answer: maybe. But only a custom retirement plan can tell you for sure.


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4 Ways You Can Earn Social Security Without Working

You may still qualify for benefits even if you've never held a job.


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Worried About Retirement? Here's How to Combat the 3 Most Common Fears

Want peace of mind in retirement? Then you start preparing for these things now.


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3 Pros and 3 Cons of Working in Retirement

Don't rule out a job in retirement until you've read this.

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SIMPLE IRA Rules

Avoid costly mistakes by reviewing these SIMPLE IRA rules right now.


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Should You Ditch Your Workplace Retirement Plan?

Here's how to know if it's really the best home for your retirement savings.


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What to Do If Your 401(k) Is Losing Money

Don't panic. You can weather the storm by following these tips.


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3 Costly Social Security Mistakes People Make Long Before Claiming Benefits

If you want the largest benefit possible, you can't afford to do any of these things.


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3 Things You Must Do If You Plan to Retire This Year

Don't hand in your letter of resignation until you've read this.

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These Are American Workers' Top 3 Retirement Demands for Joe Biden

A survey reveals the issues to keep on your radar as the new administration gets to work.


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3 Reasons to Open a Roth IRA in 2021

Adding one of these accounts to your retirement plan could jump-start your savings this year.


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Social Security Eligibility Starts at 62, But Should You Really Claim Then?

Here's how to know if rushing to sign up is a smart move or an expensive mistake.


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3 Retirement Planning Moves Everyone Should Make to Start 2021 Off Right

A lot of people let their long-term financial plans slide a bit last year. If your were one of them, it's time for a course correction.


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Understanding Rules for Solo 401(k)s

If you're self-employed, you'll want to give this a read.

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3 Drawbacks of Only Relying on Social Security for Retirement

If you want a comfortable retirement, you definitely need to read this.


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Starting a New Job in 2021? Make These 3 Retirement Planning Moves Right Away

Supersize your nest egg this year by following these tips.


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3 Social Security Secrets for Even Bigger Checks

These moves could net you hundreds of thousands of dollars extra over your lifetime.


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No 401(k) Match? 3 Alternate Ways to Save for Retirement in 2021

These strategies can help you boost your retirement savings all on your own.


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3 Signs You're Ready for Your First Social Security Check in 2021

Want the biggest benefit possible? Then review this checklist before signing up.