Catherine Brock

Catherine Brock


Catherine grew up in Southern California wearing a lot of black and trying to perfect the art of sarcasm. Prior to joining The Fool as a contract writer, Catherine was climbing the corporate ladder in marketing roles and dabbling in too many side hustles. When she's not writing, she can be found riding a horse in the country or shopping online for clothes.

Recent articles


Social Security and Medicare Are Worth $570,000 and When You Claim Shouldn't Change That

Here's the real story on how the timing of retirement affects your federal retirement benefits.


Should You Be a Gig Worker in Retirement? Here's How to Manage Social Security, Savings

You can use gig work to improve your finances in your 60s. Just make sure you know how to manage your other streams of income too.


Want to Be a Millionaire by 50? Here's How Your 401(k) Can Get You There

Take these three steps, and you're on your way to seven-figure savings.

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4 Drawbacks of Using Only a 401(k) for Retirement

Your workplace plan makes saving easy, but you may regret putting all of your eggs in the 401(k) basket.


3 Dividend Stocks to Supplement Your Social Security

When it comes to dividend payers, cash is king.


How to Prioritize Your 401(k), Roth IRA, and HSA Contributions in 2021

Here's how to divvy up your retirement savings.


Gen X: Double Your Money with Retirement Plan Contributions in 2021

The countdown to retirement is on, but 2021 could be the year you make big strides in your retirement savings plan.


The Essential Retirement Savings Facts to Know for 2021

Here's your cheat sheet on how much you can save to your retirement accounts in 2021.


Increase Your Retirement Income by $9,500 Annually with This One Decision

Good things come to those who wait.


Stimulus Check on the Way? Here's How to Use Your $600

You can increase the value of that stimulus check if you can use it wisely.


54% of Part-Time Workers Think Retirement Is Unrealistic for Them -- and They May Be Right

Saving for retirement on a part-time income is hard -- but not impossible.


Will a Lifetime Income Option in Your 401(k) Solve Your Retirement Woes?

You won't run out of money in retirement with lifetime income. But it's not quite as amazing as it sounds.


3 Reasons Your Retirement Investments Are Lagging the Stock Market

You could be just a few tweaks away from higher returns in your retirement account.


The Average 401(k) Savings Rate: Will It Really Fund Retirement?

Saving something is better than saving nothing, but you may not be thrilled with what "average" looks like in retirement.

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This Popular 401(k) Perk May Be Back in 2021 -- and It Could Give You an Extra $100,000 for Retirement

Things may be looking up for your retirement savings efforts.


Are You Missing Out on $60,000 in Free Money for Retirement?

401(k) match isn't the only way to get free money for your retirement.


How Has Apple Soared Nearly 70% This Year, But Still Only Costs $1?

If you're looking for an easy start point to stock market investing, this is it.

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Want to Retire a Millionaire? Learn These 3 Investment Rules

Project your retirement savings growth on the back of a napkin, know what to do when the market dives, and keep your risk in check as you get older.


Earn $500 in Monthly Retirement Dividends with 4 Easy Steps

You can use these four steps to create the retirement you really want.

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So You've Got a 401(k) and You Don't Know What to Do With It

You're five minutes away from getting your 401(k) working for you.