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Investing & Retirement

Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement October 11, 2018
After following a stock market that's been on a pretty steady upward climb since late March 2018 — and has recently…
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Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2019 is the biggest in 7 years! Money & Credit October 11, 2018
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced the biggest boost to benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients since…
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Should I roll over my 401(k) into an IRA when leaving my job? Money & Credit October 9, 2018
Paul Simon once famously sang about "50 ways to leave your lover," but there must be 101 reasons why people…
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The #1 mistake people make when opening an investment account Investing & Retirement October 5, 2018
Congratulations! You've finally contributed some money to a brokerage account like an IRA or a Roth IRA so you can…
Are Social Security benefits going away?
Are Social Security benefits going away? Money & Credit October 3, 2018
Social Security has sustained generations of Americans and kept them out of poverty as they aged. But will Social Security…
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Why you should never go to your bank for investment advice Money & Credit October 2, 2018
When you think of investing, do you immediately think about getting investment advice and buying investments through your local branch…
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Retirement needs may differ, but the math is the same for everyone Money & Credit September 27, 2018
Everyone’s financial retirement needs are specific to them. Some folks just need or want more money than others. Do you…
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Here’s how much of your monthly expenses Social Security will cover in all 50 states Investing & Retirement September 20, 2018
Will Social Security meet your monthly living costs in retirement? That depends on where you live... RELATED: AARP’s free Social…
AARP’s free Social Security calculator helps you maximize your benefits
AARP’s free Social Security calculator helps you maximize your benefits Money & Credit September 20, 2018
Trying to understand how Social Security will meet your needs down the road is a lot like looking into a…
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Robo-advisor fees: Who is the cheapest right now? Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Looking for an easy way to invest your money that leverages the latest in artificial intelligence and algorithm-driven portfolio management…
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Investor Alert: Fidelity introduces 2 new no-fee index funds Money & Credit September 13, 2018
When Fidelity Investments launched its groundbreaking no-fee index funds in early August 2018, the retirement giant couldn't have anticipated that more…
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Bumped app review: Get free stock from the brands you already shop Money & Credit September 10, 2018
Bumped is an unusual app that gives a new twist to the old idea of retail loyalty programs. Instead of…
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Should you take your pension in a lump sum or monthly payments? Investing & Retirement September 10, 2018
Pensions are increasingly rare these days. The reason is simple: Offering pensions requires companies to make an expensive, long-term commitment…
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Financial Independence, Retire Early: What you need to know about the ‘FIRE’ movement Money & Credit September 6, 2018
What would you say if we told you some people willingly deprive themselves of luxuries and save up to 70%…
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Clark’s 5 numbers you need to know about your investment portfolio Money & Credit August 29, 2018
Are there any "magic numbers" when it comes to investing? Not really. You certainly can't time the market by knowing…
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Clark’s 5 numbers you need to know about your investment portfolio Money & Credit August 28, 2018
Are there any "magic numbers" when it comes to investing? Not really. You certainly can't time the market by knowing…
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It’s never too late to be a happy retiree Money & Credit August 20, 2018
Do the latest “You Should Have ___ Millions Saved For Retirement By Now” articles make you wince? You're not alone.…
Map of $1 million retirement length by state
Here’s how long $1 million will last in retirement in all 50 states Money & Credit August 8, 2018
Will $1 million be enough for you to retire comfortably on in your golden years? It turns out that depends…
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan Money & Credit July 31, 2018
There's a rarely discussed danger that threatens to tarnish your golden years: Parents supporting financially unstable adult children! RELATED: Americans…
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Americans are actually saving more than we thought — but it still may not be enough Money & Credit July 27, 2018
New revisions to economic data show that Americans did a better job of saving than previously though over the past…
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How to find missing money from an old 401(k) you forgot about Money & Credit July 20, 2018
For years, money expert Clark Howard has talked about ways to find missing money from forgotten bank accounts, insurance policies,…
Social Security: 3 ways your check can get bigger in retirement
Social Security: 3 ways your check can get bigger in retirement Money & Credit July 20, 2018
So much of what we do here at Clark.com is geared toward people who are nearing retirement and giving them…
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Ask Clark: What should I look for in a retirement destination? Money & Credit July 20, 2018
In addition to the question of when you're going to retire, where is a big issue. You may vacation to…
The best and worst states to retire to in 2018
The best and worst states to retire to in 2018 Investing & Retirement July 12, 2018
As your golden years get closer, you may envision that you'll eventually purchase your home outright and get to settle…
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Why you shouldn’t cash out your 401(k) when changing jobs Money & Credit June 21, 2018
The average worker no longer spends a lifetime with a single employer. That raises a dilemma when you do leave…
This is the age when Clark plans to start collecting Social Security
This is the age when Clark plans to start collecting Social Security Money & Credit June 21, 2018
What's the best age to claim Social Security? You can start collecting benefits as early as 62, but money expert…
Need a fiduciary to manage your money? Have them sign this document before you hire them
Need a fiduciary to manage your money? Have them sign this document before you hire them Investing & Retirement June 19, 2018
The fiduciary rule that would have required investment advisors to act in your best interest — not their own — when dealing…
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How a summer job could turn you into a millionaire Money & Credit June 14, 2018
Teens looking for work this summer have been met by a bumper crop of opportunities. If you're a teen or…
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