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How much does a financial advisor cost? The answer depends on the type of financial advisor you choose and the method they use to get paid.
How Much Does a Financial Advisor Cost? Investing & Retirement February 24, 2021
Figuring out how much a financial advisor costs can be challenging. But it's easier if you understand how financial advisors…
A fiduciary financial advisor must put their clients' interests above their own.
What Is a Fiduciary Financial Advisor and Do I Need One? Investing & Retirement February 22, 2021
If you're looking for financial advice, you may come across the term “fiduciary financial advisor.” What is a fiduciary? And…
Ask Clark money column
I Am 7 Years Old and I Want To Invest in Stocks. What Should I Do? Investing & Retirement February 22, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. Where Should a 7-Year-Old…
Should I Pay Off Debt, Save Money or Invest?
Should I Pay Off Debt, Save Money or Invest? Investing & Retirement February 18, 2021
You've got some cash and you're facing a financial decision: Should you invest, pay off debt or save that money…
In this Charles Schwab review, I'll explain why money expert Clark Howard strongly recommends the investment company.
Charles Schwab Review 2021: Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement February 17, 2021
In some ways, writing a Charles Schwab review isn't much different now than it would have been in the 1970s.…
In this Vanguard review, we'll explain why The Vanguard Group is excellent for passive investors and index funds.
Vanguard Review 2021: Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement February 17, 2021
Most Vanguard reviews focus on the firm's bread and butter: its low-cost index funds. The Vanguard Group is not a…
Clark.com reviews Fidelity Investments to explain which investors are best suited for the brokerage firm.
Fidelity Investments Review 2021: Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement February 17, 2021
You probably know Fidelity Investments is a giant, popular investment company. Our Fidelity review will help you figure out whether…
What do you do with a lump sum, inheritance or windfall?
What To Do With a Lump Sum, Inheritance or Windfall Investing & Retirement February 17, 2021
If you recently received a lump sum of money through an inheritance or any other reason, congratulations. You're in a…
Fidelity vs. Vanguard vs. Schwab is a popular choice for retail investors.
Fidelity vs. Vanguard vs. Schwab: Which Brokerage Is Best? Investing & Retirement February 5, 2021
Fidelity, Vanguard and Schwab are massively popular investment companies. Money expert Clark Howard recommends all three. If you’re deciding which…
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New Report: The Best and Worst States for Retirement in 2021 Investing & Retirement February 4, 2021
Retirement is something that many people look forward to. But where you retire can have a huge impact on your…
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How to Retire Early Investing & Retirement February 1, 2021
A lot of people dream of being able to stop working their 9-5 job and retire early. But what does…
Ask Clark money column
What Is Going On With GameStop? Investing & Retirement January 29, 2021
The rally behind video game retailer GameStop’s stock market price has caused quite a commotion in the financial world. As…
Clark.com offers advice on who should use a robo-advisor for their investment needs.
Who Should Use a Robo-Advisor? Investing & Retirement January 29, 2021
Robots are slowly invading society, but at least so far, the relationship isn’t adversarial like you see in the movies.…
What is a financial advisor and how much do financial advisors cost? Clark Howard answers those questions and more.
What Is a Financial Advisor and Do I Need One? Investing & Retirement January 29, 2021
Considering that as little as 1% of the U.S. population uses a financial advisor, there’s understandably some mystery about what…
Managing your own investments well is very challenging, but it's possible for some people.
Should You Manage Your Own Investment Portfolio? Investing & Retirement January 29, 2021
Thanks largely to the internet, managing your own investment portfolio has become more accessible in the last decade. In this…
The three investing categories include self-directed, robo-advisor and financial advisor.
Investing: Self-Directed vs. Robo-Advisor vs. Financial Advisor Investing & Retirement January 27, 2021
When you set out to invest, you first have to determine whether you’re going to handle everything yourself or outsource…
Clark Howard's free savings and investing roadmap offers practical tips to every level of investor.
How To Save and Invest the Clark Howard Way Investing & Retirement January 25, 2021
Money expert Clark Howard is giving you his 10-step guide to saving and investing for free, all in one place:…
The best stock trading and investment apps in 2021 are free and offer the opportunity to invest in many different asset classes.
6 Best Stock Trading & Investment Apps in 2021 Investing & Retirement January 20, 2021
The best stock trading apps allow you to buy and sell a variety of investments for free right from your…
"What is an HSA" and "what are the HSA contribution limits in 2021" are common health insurance questions.
What Is an HSA Account and How Does It Work? Health Insurance January 19, 2021
If you’re enrolled in a high-deductible health plan at work, you may have been offered the option of an HSA.…
The best robo-advisors offer low fees for managing your investment along with good customer service and a good app or website.
8 Best Robo-Advisors in 2021 Investing & Retirement January 8, 2021
The best robo-advisors are popular because of their inexpensive, hands-off, low-risk approach to investing. As more robo-advisors (and investment options…
Ask money expert Clark Howard your money questions
Ask Clark: Is the 4% Retirement Rule Still Accurate? Investing & Retirement December 14, 2020
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions by money expert Clark Howard. Is the 4%…
Webull is a free investment app for swing traders who understand technical analysis.
Webull Review: Free Stock, Charts Galore Investing & Retirement December 10, 2020
Webull provides investors with a free, mobile-first trading app. In this article, I'll review Webull to help you understand what…
Acorns vs. Robinhood is a common debate among new investors looking for a mobile fintech company.
Acorns vs. Robinhood: Which Investing App Is the Best? Investing & Retirement December 9, 2020
In this comparison of Acorns vs. Robinhood, I hope to show you why this is a wonderful era for investment…
Webull vs. Robinhood is a modern debate between free, self-directed investment apps.
Webull vs. Robinhood: Which Investing App Is the Best? Investing & Retirement December 9, 2020
Webull vs. Robinhood: the subject of a great modern debate between people who love self-directed mobile investing platforms. When Robinhood…
Clark.com's Acorns review will explain how the micro-investment platform works and examine its fees.
Acorns Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement December 9, 2020
If you're looking for companies to help you invest your money, one big player is the Acorns platform. In this…
Charles Schwab investment banking
Report: #1 Investment Company for Customer Satisfaction Investing & Retirement November 30, 2020
2020 has been a wild ride for most investors, and a new study indicates the relationship between investment companies and…
Retirement money
How Long Will $920,400 Last in Retirement? Investing & Retirement November 10, 2020
If you've got close to a million dollars socked away for retirement, you're in pretty good shape, right? Well, it…
The Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020 is a bipartisan bill that would help the American public with its retirement needs.
Helpful Changes May Be Coming to Your Retirement Accounts Investing & Retirement November 2, 2020
A new bipartisan retirement bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could provide help to seniors, lower-income…
2021 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More
2021 Retirement Contribution Limits: 401(k), Roth IRA, Traditional IRA and More Investing & Retirement October 30, 2020
Ready to save money for retirement? It’s helpful to be aware of current retirement contribution limits so you know how…
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3%
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2021 Is 1.3% Investing & Retirement October 13, 2020
The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a slight year-over-year rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security…