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Investing & Retirement

Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 18, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k)
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k) Money & Credit January 5, 2018
Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney magazine once called 'The Dumbest Investment Move' in your 401(k) at work? I…
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things Financing Education December 20, 2017
If you're saving for a child's higher education, there are some provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that…
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less Commoncents December 14, 2017
The idea of investing for the first time on your own can be intimidating — and confusing. But with a little…
This is how long $1 million in retirement savings will last in your state
This is how long $1 million in retirement savings will last in your state Money & Credit December 1, 2017
When you close your eyes and think about the day when you no longer will have to clock in at…
Stock Market
Is now a bad time to invest? Money & Credit November 30, 2017
The stock market is on a tear. As the Dow has soared through 20,000 and 22,000 and now past 24,000,…
Mortgage and retirement
Should you pay off your mortgage before you retire? Money & Credit November 29, 2017
Among the central issues of retirement planning is whether you should pay off your mortgage before you stop working. While…
5 key steps to retiring early
5 key steps to retiring early Money & Credit November 28, 2017
Have you ever wondered, “Would it really be possible for me to retire early?” The answer to that question in…
Vanguard: 70% chance of imminent stock market decline — here’s why you shouldn’t care
Vanguard: 70% chance of imminent stock market decline — here’s why you shouldn’t care Investing & Retirement November 28, 2017
If you're a fan of money expert Clark Howard's style of investing, you're probably familiar with Vanguard, the $5 trillion…
Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account
Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account Money & Credit November 21, 2017
If you're familiar with Acorns, you probably know it's an app that lets you invest spare change and hopefully turn…
Older senior office worker
Will catch-up contributions to your 401(k) be taxed in the future? Saving For Retirement November 14, 2017
Savers breathed a collective sigh of relief when House Republicans left their retirement alone in the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
TIAA Financial Center
Here’s why Clark is no longer recommending TIAA Investing & Retirement November 13, 2017
TIAA has long had a stellar reputation in the investment world as a careful steward of money belonging to clients…
Amicable divorce
DIY divorce? Don’t over look this important step when splitting a 401(k) or pension Marriage & Divorce November 8, 2017
If you're having an amicable divorce, you might be tempted to think you can just split all your assets and…
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming 401k Plans And Payouts November 7, 2017
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled by House Republicans last week, a lot of attention was dedicated…
14 things to know about Social Security in 2018
14 things to know about Social Security in 2018 Money & Credit November 2, 2017
Would you be able to survive on $1,369 a month? The most recent data from the Social Security Administration (SSA)…
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is Budgeting & Saving October 31, 2017
As memories of last decade's Great Recession fade away, Americans seem to have turned their backs on saving once again.…
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide?
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide? Investing & Retirement October 30, 2017
For many years, money expert Clark Howard has recommended the Vanguard STAR Fund to parents and grandparents who wanted to…
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest Money & Credit October 28, 2017
It used to be that if finance befuddled you, you probably would have shied away from investing. But with the…
Relying on the government to fund your retirement is a very bad idea
Relying on the government to fund your retirement is a very bad idea Money & Credit October 27, 2017
Americans' most enduring retirement savings program has been at the center of a tax cut tussle between the White House…
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Know the right questions to ask of a fee-only financial advisor Investing & Retirement October 24, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard puts a lot of emphasis on you taking control of your financial future by investing. When…
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Invest better: 15 new ETFs with expenses so tiny you need a microscope to see them! Investing & Retirement October 17, 2017
Another financial services firm is ready to give the likes of BlackRock and Vanguard a run for their money in…
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Financial advisor designations: This free tool sorts through the alphabet soup Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
Getting investing advice sometimes involves a lot of wading through alphabet soup — IRAs, 401(k)s, CFPs, CFAs... All the acronyms can…
bitcoin
Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
It's been called a "fraud" and a "folly" by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in…
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes Money & Credit October 5, 2017
Financial planning and investing isn’t rocket science. It’s first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…
Sharing a bank account with an elderly parent can be risky
Sharing a bank account with an elderly parent can be risky Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Sharing a joint bank account with an elderly parent seems like the obvious choice when you’re tasked with managing his…
6 ways to stretch your retirement income
6 ways to stretch your retirement income Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Retirement can be a polarizing thought for millions of Americans. On one hand, it represents the freedom to sleep late, travel,…
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