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How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic
How to keep calm when the stock market gets chaotic Money & Credit November 19, 2018
Are you still reeling from the recent Wall Street rollercoaster ride? I get it. The Dow has been swinging wildly…
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Here’s a great way to give stock to kids as a gift Money & Credit November 9, 2018
With the holidays upon us, we're getting a lot of questions from folks who want to know how to give…
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Saver’s Credit: How to get free money to save for retirement Taxes November 2, 2018
If you think you have to earn a lot of money to save for the future, you're in for a…
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Reminder: The contribution limits for your 401(k) and IRA have gone up for 2019! Money & Credit November 1, 2018
Now that the calendar has turned you can contribute more money than ever to your retirement accounts! If you are…
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement October 23, 2018
Are you worried by the current economics news? The latest headlines of looming recession are troubling. But money expert Clark…
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Do you need emergency savings if you’re already doing a good job investing? Money & Credit October 19, 2018
When people finally start deciding to save money, one of the more common questions is: "Do I need to build…
401(k) error - Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k)
Beware of making this $300,000 mistake with your 401(k) Money & Credit October 18, 2018
There's a hidden time bomb ticking in your 401(k) that could leave you with $300,000 less to spend in retirement…
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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…
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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 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…
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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? Investing & Retirement 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…
Want to save money on insurance? Try bundling
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
If you're a teen or the parent of a teen reading this, we have some very compelling numbers to show…
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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…