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Investing & Retirement

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…
Fidelity Investments
Investor Alert: Fidelity rolls out first ever no-fee index funds Money & Credit August 1, 2018
Beginning Friday, August 3, Fidelity Investments will offer no-fee index funds that allow every single penny you invest to go toward…
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…
401K
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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$1 kids flicks: Regal Summer Movies Express, AMC Summer Movie Camp and more Deals & Savings June 4, 2018
Looking for cheap ways to keep the kids entertained this summer? Look no further than your local movie theater! Regal…
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Social Security quiz: Are you smarter than the average American? Money & Credit May 29, 2018
They say that knowledge is power. That's certainly true when it comes to your finances. According to the newly released…
Investment Guide: Advanced investors
Investment Guide: Advanced investors Investing & Retirement May 24, 2018
Mutual Fund Supermarkets With a mutual fund, you get access to a bundle of securities that's managed by a portfolio…
Investment Guide: Intermediate investors
Investment Guide: Intermediate investors Investing & Retirement May 24, 2018
Low-cost index funds can be the cornerstone of your investment portfolio As an alternative to a 'set it and forget…
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5 things to know before setting up your free my Social Security account Money & Credit May 23, 2018
Have you set up a 'my Social Security' account yet? If you're between the ages of 50 and 59, there's…
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Saving for retirement: Why you may not need as much as you think Money & Credit May 22, 2018
Which type of retiree would you rather be: striving to keep up with the Joneses or living contently as a…
Ask Clark: What is a backdoor Roth IRA?
Ask Clark: What is a backdoor Roth IRA? Money & Credit May 22, 2018
Traditional IRAs are a more common investment choice than Roth IRAs. According to research by the Investment Company Institute, as…
Report: 50% of people 75 years old or older have outstanding debt
Report: 50% of people 75 years old or older have outstanding debt Saving For Retirement May 21, 2018
We hear scary stats about how bad money decisions compromise people's retirement future all the time. Just the other day,…
Four ways freelancers can save for retirement
Four ways freelancers can save for retirement Money & Credit May 18, 2018
The gig economy has exploded over the last decade. Today, it's no biggie to find our neighbors, family members and…
Saving for retirement
The 4% Rule: Why it still makes sense for retirement Budgeting & Saving May 18, 2018
The best rules are tried and true rules – guidelines that have served us well over time and circumstance. But…
Clark’s investment guide for beginning investors
Clark’s investment guide for beginning investors Saving For Retirement May 15, 2018
Investment guide for beginners: A look at Vanguard's target retirement funds and others If you're overwhelmed by the idea of…
Poll: Most workers age 60+ say they’re delaying retirement
Poll: Most workers age 60+ say they’re delaying retirement Money & Credit April 26, 2018
As you get older and continue to work for a living, you may begin to feel like you’re going to…
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),…
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