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Investing & Retirement

The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now Money & Credit April 19, 2018
Unless you want to keep working forever, you've got to learn how to save more today for your retirement tomorrow.…
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement Deals & Savings April 18, 2018
When we envision our golden years, many of us would like to think that we're going to be financially sound.…
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Bumped: The new loyalty program that gives you free company stock Stocks April 12, 2018
Looking for a new way to invest that blends seamlessly with your lifestyle as a shopper when you're out and…
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Charitable giving and community service: How to teach your kids well Clark Smart Kids April 10, 2018
We as Americans are the most generous people on Earth. That's not just an opinion — it's a fact! Recent research…
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What happens if the company paying your pension goes bust? Money & Credit March 15, 2018
Pensions have been going the way of the dodo for a long time now with the rise of the 401(k),…
401(k) retirement planning
There’s a right way and a wrong way to roll over a 401(k) Money & Credit March 12, 2018
When you leave a job, what do you do with your old 401(k)? Some 43% of people take a cash…
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7 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less Money & Credit March 8, 2018
When it comes to investing, keeping costs low is the name of the game. That's because management fees and annual…
Study: Americans aren’t saving nearly enough for retirement
Study: Americans aren’t saving nearly enough for retirement Investing & Retirement March 8, 2018
We’ve always been taught to set a little money to the side each time we get paid for a rainy…
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How happy retirees can spend $82,770 a year without having millions in the bank Money & Credit March 7, 2018
Retirement can be a a joyous time. Freedom abounds; you get to choose how you spend your days. For some…
Missed initial enrollment for Medicare? You have until March 31 to sign up!
Missed initial enrollment for Medicare? You have until March 31 to sign up! Insurance March 2, 2018
Did you neglect to sign up for Medicare when you first became eligible? Well, you've now got a second chance…
How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic
How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic Money & Credit February 22, 2018
Are you still reeling from the recent Wall Street rollercoaster ride? I get it. The Dow fell more than 3200…
The #1 tip to help maximize your 401(k) investing
The #1 tip to help maximize your 401(k) investing Money & Credit February 21, 2018
We as a country can't continue to pay for the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations that we've promised our citizens.…
Why you need an automatic investment plan
Why you need an automatic investment plan Money & Credit February 21, 2018
Many people want to create wealth for themselves and their families but are avoiding the step of creating an investment…
Is it smart to use retirement accounts to fund a new business?
Is it smart to use retirement accounts to fund a new business? Business & Entrepreneurs February 18, 2018
I love helping entrepreneurs set purposeful goals for their new companies. And because they are often doing things that are…
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Overstock branches out into roboadvising Investing & Retirement February 8, 2018
You can already buy everything from home goods to shoes to handbags and even cars on Overstock. Now the e-commerce…
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Here is Clark Howard’s bottom line on Bitcoin Investing & Retirement February 7, 2018
It's no secret that Bitcoin has become one of finance's hottest topics, surging in popularity over the past year and…
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement February 5, 2018
After a roaring start to 2018, investors watched the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 666 points in a single day…
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 26, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
Saver’s Credit: How to get free money to save for retirement
Saver’s Credit: How to get free money to save for retirement Taxes January 25, 2018
If you think you have to earn a lot of money to save, you're in for a sweet surprise. There's…
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…
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