Invest & Retire

“Investing can seem so complicated that you might shut down and do nothing about it — or feel you need to hire someone to guide you. However, it doesn’t need to be complex. You probably already have the opportunity to get started right where you work.”

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Make 2010 contributions for SEPs, Roths in 2011 Money & Credit January 28, 2011
I am obsessed with you saving money. I want you to be in charge of your own wallet and your…
Are bond funds the safe choice? Money & Credit January 18, 2011
A lot of people in the last couple years have rushed to bonds as the safe place to be. But…
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Clark Smart advice for getting back in the stock market Money & Credit January 10, 2011
It's been just under 2 years since stocks hit their abysmal recession lows. Since then, the market is up almost…
Clark Smart advice for getting back in the stock market
Gold guide — How to sell your unwanted jewelry Money & Credit October 15, 2010
Gold Guide: How to sell your unwanted jewelry We've all seen the ads running constantly on late-night TV that promise…
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Clark Howard: HSA Investment Picks and Other Info Money & Credit October 15, 2010
The money in your account that you don't use  grows over time with interest and can be tapped for future…
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I-bonds Guide Investing & Retirement October 15, 2010
Clark's tips on Series I-bonds I have had so many questions from listeners who are confused about Series I savings…
Clark Smart advice for getting back in the stock market
Clark Howard: Sample Low Cost Investment Funds Investing & Retirement October 15, 2010
Sample Low Cost Investment Funds TIAA Equity Index tiaacref.org Invests in approximately 3,000 companies Expense: 0.26% Mininum investment: $2,000 to…
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Clark Howard: How to add gold to your portfolio Money & Credit October 15, 2010
help Gold guide: Buying gold the Clark Smart way With worries about the value of the dollar, people are continually…
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Clark Howard: Convert your old 401(k) to a Roth IRA in 2010 Money & Credit October 15, 2010
Roth IRA conversion loophole for 2010 Clark talks about the Roth IRA so much that our executive producer, Christa, often…
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How To Work 7 Summers And Have $1 Million By 65 Children & Pets October 12, 2010
More than a decade ago, Clark put up a chart on clark.com and in one of his books that showed…
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Turmoil in stocks presents opportunity for younger investors Investing & Retirement June 30, 2010
There is new fear that we may be headed to a double-dip recession; that Europe may be headed back into…
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An analysis of Apple stock value vs. gizmo cost Investing & Retirement May 6, 2010
You've heard that "a penny saved is a penny earned," right? That old Ben Franklinism goes to the heart of…
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High-cost mutual funds can eat up half your money in fees alone Investing & Retirement April 16, 2010
A new study profiled in The Los Angeles Times shows that investors can lose up to half of their contributions…
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Social Security now paying out more in benefits than it takes in Investing & Retirement March 30, 2010
Clark recently saw a political cartoon in The San Diego Union Tribune that really encapsulated the Social Security dilemma in…
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Index Funds: A Primer Money & Credit August 26, 2009
Clark explains Index Funds, and why they beat managed funds and individual stocks.
Clark Smart advice for getting back in the stock market
Dollar cost averaging through the Great Depression Investing & Retirement March 18, 2009
CLARKONOMICS: Dollar cost averaging is an idea that Clark has touted a lot recently. Yet many people are still skeptical…
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75 million have no access to retirement-savings plans Money & Credit January 1, 2008
Did you know that half of all American families haven't saved for retirement? Of those who have, 25 percent have…