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Saving For Retirement

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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…
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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…
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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…
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less Commoncents November 3, 2017
The idea of investing for the first time on your own can be intimidating — and confusing. But with a little…
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.…
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…
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…
How Americans are wasting $1.7 trillion in retirement savings
How Americans are wasting $1.7 trillion in retirement savings Money & Credit August 7, 2017
It's no secret that many Americans have a bad habit of wasteful spending. While some people don't realize just how…
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k)
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k) Money & Credit August 2, 2017
Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney magazine once called 'The Dumbest Investment Move' in your 401(k) at work? I…
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How much to save each month to have $1 million in retirement Saving For Retirement July 24, 2017
A 20-year-old worker who saves just $10 a day for the rest of their working lifetime will have $1 million…
Investment Guide: Advanced Investors
Investment Guide: Advanced Investors 401k Plans And Payouts July 14, 2017
There's good news for the advanced investor. The price war between Fidelity, Vanguard and Charles Schwab is continually heating up.…
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6 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less Money & Credit July 14, 2017
When it comes to investing, keeping costs low is the name of the game. That's because management fees and annual…
Retire sooner using the ‘Fill The Gap’ strategy
Retire sooner using the ‘Fill The Gap’ strategy Investing & Retirement July 7, 2017
How much money do you need to retire? To hear Wall Street tell it, you need to amass between $1…
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10 cheap places to retire that offer great quality of life Money & Credit June 28, 2017
When it comes to retirement, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of life…
The great debate between active and passive investing
The great debate between active and passive investing Investing & Retirement May 31, 2017
“Any philosophy that can fit in a nutshell belongs there.” That bit of wisdom goes double for investment philosophy. For…
5 ways to catch up on retirement savings
5 ways to catch up on retirement savings Saving For Retirement May 11, 2017
Worried about your retirement nest egg? It’s normal for someone nearing retirement to question how much they have saved —…
6 reasons I own dividend-paying stocks
6 reasons I own dividend-paying stocks Investing & Retirement May 1, 2017
It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in income investing. Folks who know my philosophy know that dividend-paying stocks…
5 ways to buy stocks for free or very cheap
5 ways to buy stocks for free or very cheap Money & Credit April 14, 2017
Coming in May 2017: Motif Investing will charge a $10 semi-annual platform fee on low-balance accounts with little trading activity.…
This one simple tip can help you earn more than 90% of investors
This one simple tip can help you earn more than 90% of investors Money & Credit March 24, 2017
If you want to know how Clark has been successful at investing and how he's taught others to do the…
Are bonds a good investment right now?
Are bonds a good investment right now? Money & Credit March 13, 2017
Bonds are under fire. This favored investment of old-money matrons and conservative investors is suddenly controversial with many investors reconsidering…
The new investing rule of thumb you should probably be using
The new investing rule of thumb you should probably be using Money & Credit February 16, 2017
We financial planners love rules of thumb. Honestly, it sometimes seems like everything we learn in years of schooling and…
Vanguard crosses $4 trillion asset threshold
Vanguard crosses $4 trillion asset threshold Money & Credit February 10, 2017
It's one of Clark's favorite discount investment brokerages...and it's growth is off the charts! Vanguard has now crossed the $4…
Charles Schwab cutting fees again
Charles Schwab cutting fees again Money & Credit February 3, 2017
The battle of low-cost investing is on and Charles Schwab has fired a decisive shot against its competitors. Read more:…
Best discount investment brokers of 2017
Best discount investment brokers of 2017 Money & Credit January 31, 2017
Don't let the hard-earned money that you invest get eaten up with fees! Check out this list of the best…
Consumers warming up to the idea of robo-advising
Consumers warming up to the idea of robo-advising Money & Credit January 31, 2017
Even though robo-advising is still in its infancy, we're already seeing signs that consumers are embracing the idea of getting…
Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees
Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees Money & Credit January 24, 2017
When it comes time to retire, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of…
5 lessons from a man who became a millionaire in 10 years
5 lessons from a man who became a millionaire in 10 years Money & Credit January 13, 2017
Justin McCurryis a retirement success story. He didn't have a wealthy family member who gave him a big inheritance, nor…
How a 25-year-old making $32,000 a year can retire a millionaire
How a 25-year-old making $32,000 a year can retire a millionaire Money & Credit January 12, 2017
When it comes time to retire, do you think you’ll have $1 million saved up? Most millennials aren't optimistic, according…
Over 90% of Americans make this costly 401(k) mistake
Over 90% of Americans make this costly 401(k) mistake Money & Credit January 11, 2017
Do you know how much money you're paying infees and other expenses associated with your investment accounts? If the answer…
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