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7 best ways to save for retirement in your 50s Investing & Retirement August 19, 2019
Wondering about the best way to save for retirement in your 50s? Don't worry if you've gotten a slow start…
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6 things to know before you start a 401(k) Investing & Retirement August 14, 2019
When you first start a new job, you'll probably be told about the company's 401(k) plan during employee orientation. A…
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Ask Clark: Should you ever take a loan from your 401(k)? Investing & Retirement August 1, 2019
If you are facing a large amount of debt or a big unexpected expense and have a sizeable amount of…
Required minimum distributions
What to know about required minimum distributions Investing & Retirement July 29, 2019
If you're taking money expert Clark Howard's advice and diligently saving for retirement, you should know about required minimum distributions…
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How to start investing and saving for retirement Investing & Retirement July 24, 2019
We all know we should invest and save for our future — but many of us don't know how to…
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10 cities where your Social Security check can cover housing costs Investing & Retirement July 19, 2019
The question of where to retire is as big of a question mark for people as the question of when…
Here are the best and worst states to retire in 2019
The best and worst states to retire to in 2019 Investing & Retirement July 10, 2019
When it comes to retirement destinations, many people look to settle down in sunny Florida or Arizona, but an increasing…
When is the best time to take Social Security?
When is the best time to take Social Security? Investing & Retirement July 8, 2019
The old saying that timing is everything couldn't be more true than when you're talking about the best time to…
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Is a Roth 401(k) better than a traditional 401(k)? Investing & Retirement June 21, 2019
Many people have the option of doing a Roth 401(k) at work. But what exactly is a Roth 401(k), how…
Retirement income
Do you know what your income streams will be in retirement? Investing & Retirement June 13, 2019
Entering retirement can spawn feelings you may not have felt since the last day of fifth grade. No more classes!…
Fundrise
What is Fundrise and should I invest in it? Investing & Retirement June 7, 2019
Fundrise is a startup financial company that advertises itself as "a real alternative to investing in the stock market." The…
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Should you have multiple target date funds? Investing & Retirement June 5, 2019
If you're confused by which target date fund to choose, you might be tempted to have multiple target date funds…
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5 things to know about investing with Vanguard Investing & Retirement May 30, 2019
When it comes to investing, money expert Clark Howard favors investment companies that hold costs down for their customers and…
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Where to put your cash now Banks & Banking May 20, 2019
If you've successfully managed to set up your household budget such that you have some extra money saved up for…
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The biggest mistake people make when opening an investment account Investing & Retirement May 17, 2019
When you open an investment account like a traditional or Roth IRA, there's a common mistake a lot of people…
Gold, marijuana, Bitcoin
Clark’s #1 rule on investing in things like gold, marijuana and Bitcoin Investing & Retirement May 13, 2019
We've recently been in the midst of the longest ever bull market in U.S. history with stocks hitting several all-time…
Fidelity Investments
7 things to know about investing with Fidelity Investments Investing & Retirement May 9, 2019
Do you invest with Fidelity Investments or are you thinking about investing with them? This popular online discount brokerage is…
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What is a SEP IRA? Money & Credit May 2, 2019
A SEP IRA is a great tool that self-employed individuals and small business owners can use to save for retirement.…
Retirement
The most retirement-friendly states in 2019 Investing & Retirement April 26, 2019
One of my favorite economic concepts is that people respond to incentives. If a product you want is on sale,…
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Ask Clark: Is it still a bad idea to buy annuities? Investing & Retirement April 22, 2019
Insurance companies and other financial institutions love to sell annuities to deal with one of the biggest fears in many…
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How to maximize your retirement savings in 2019 Investing & Retirement April 18, 2019
When you're looking to save money for retirement, it's helpful to know how much cash you're allowed to stash in…
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Target date funds: The easiest way to start saving for retirement Investing & Retirement April 10, 2019
Do you feel like investing is too complicated to understand sometimes? Target date funds are one way take the confusion…
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How to open a Roth IRA Money & Credit March 22, 2019
Do you want to open a Roth IRA, but you're not sure how or where to get started? In this…
This SSA life expectancy calculator shows how long you’ll receive benefits
This SSA life expectancy calculator shows how long you’ll receive benefits Investing & Retirement February 8, 2019
Everyone wants to maximize their retirement benefits. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) life expectancy calculator can help you do…
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Vanguard founder John C. Bogle dead at 89: Read his words of wisdom Money & Credit January 17, 2019
If you're an investor and you own an index fund, you probably have John Clifton Bogle to thank. The legendary…
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The inventor of index funds lives by these 3 simple money rules Money & Credit December 10, 2018
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, John Bogle, founder and former chairman of index-fund behemoth Vanguard Group,…
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Ask Clark: Is StreetShares a legitimate investment opportunity? Money & Credit November 29, 2018
Want to earn 5% on your money? There's an opportunity out there, but it comes with some hazard. RELATED: Are…
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Ask Clark: What is a life insurance retirement plan and are they recommended? Insurance November 28, 2018
What if there were a way for you to avoid paying taxes in retirement? That's the promise offered by a…
Bitsy app review: A new simple way to buy and store Bitcoin
Bitsy app review: A new simple way to buy and store Bitcoin Money & Credit November 20, 2018
Tempted to buy Bitcoin on its recent 20% plunge because you believe in a robust future for cryptocurrencies? There's a…
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Vanguard’s new access to lower fees expected to save investors $80 million Money & Credit November 20, 2018
Vanguard is expanding access to lower investments fees from Wall Street to Main Street with its latest move. RELATED: These…