Investing & Retirement

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Bumped: The new loyalty program that gives you free company stock Investing & Retirement 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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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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8 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less Money & Credit March 8, 2018
When it comes to investing, keeping costs low is the name of the game. That's because management fees and annual…
Study: Americans aren’t saving nearly enough for retirement
Study: Americans aren’t saving nearly enough for retirement Investing & Retirement March 8, 2018
We've always been taught to set a little money to the side each time we get paid for a rainy…
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How happy retirees can spend $82,770 a year without having millions in the bank Money & Credit March 7, 2018
Retirement can be a a joyous time. Freedom abounds; you get to choose how you spend your days. For some…
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Missed initial enrollment for Medicare? You have until March 31 to sign up! Insurance March 2, 2018
Did you neglect to sign up for Medicare when you first became eligible? Well, you've now got a second chance…
The #1 tip to help maximize your 401(k) investing
The #1 tip to help maximize your 401(k) investing Money & Credit February 21, 2018
We as a country can't continue to pay for the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations that we've promised our citizens.…
Why you need an automatic investment plan
Why you need an automatic investment plan Money & Credit February 21, 2018
Many people want to create wealth for themselves and their families but are avoiding the step of creating an investment…
Is it smart to use retirement accounts to fund a new business?
Is it smart to use retirement accounts to fund a new business? Business & Entrepreneurs February 18, 2018
I love helping entrepreneurs set purposeful goals for their new companies. And because they are often doing things that are…
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Overstock branches out into roboadvising Investing & Retirement February 8, 2018
You can already buy everything from home goods to shoes to handbags and even cars on Overstock. Now the e-commerce…
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Here is Clark Howard’s bottom line on Bitcoin Investing & Retirement February 7, 2018
It's no secret that Bitcoin has become one of finance's hottest topics, surging in popularity over the past year and…
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 26, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k)
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k) Money & Credit January 5, 2018
Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney magazine once called 'The Dumbest Investment Move' in your 401(k) at work? I…
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less Commoncents December 14, 2017
Disclosure: Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To…
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The #1 Social Security mistake people make is so easy to avoid! Investing & Retirement December 13, 2017
It's the great debate that just about everyone has an opinion on...when should you claim Social Security? If you claim…
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Is now a bad time to invest? Money & Credit November 30, 2017
The stock market is on a tear. As the Dow has soared through 20,000 and 22,000 and now past 24,000,…
5 key steps to retiring early
5 key steps to retiring early Money & Credit November 28, 2017
Have you ever wondered, “Would it really be possible for me to retire early?” The answer to that question in…
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Vanguard: 70% chance of imminent stock market decline — here’s why you shouldn’t care Investing & Retirement November 28, 2017
If you're a fan of money expert Clark Howard's style of investing, you're probably familiar with Vanguard, the $5 trillion…
Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account
Here’s a new way to fund your Acorns account Money & Credit November 21, 2017
If you're familiar with Acorns, you probably know it's an app that lets you invest spare change and hopefully turn…
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Will catch-up contributions to your 401(k) be taxed in the future? Investing & Retirement November 14, 2017
Savers breathed a collective sigh of relief when House Republicans left their retirement alone in the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
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Here’s why Clark is no longer recommending TIAA Investing & Retirement November 13, 2017
TIAA has long had a stellar reputation in the investment world as a careful steward of money belonging to clients…
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DIY divorce? Don’t over look this important step when splitting a 401(k) or pension Investing & Retirement November 8, 2017
If you're having an amicable divorce, you might be tempted to think you can just split all your assets and…
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Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming Investing & Retirement November 7, 2017
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled by House Republicans last week, a lot of attention was dedicated…
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Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide? Investing & Retirement October 30, 2017
For many years, money expert Clark Howard has recommended the Vanguard STAR Fund to parents and grandparents who wanted to…
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest Money & Credit October 28, 2017
It used to be that if finance befuddled you, you probably would have shied away from investing. But with the…
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Know the right questions to ask of a fee-only financial advisor Investing & Retirement October 24, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard puts a lot of emphasis on you taking control of your financial future by investing. When…
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Invest better: 15 new ETFs with expenses so tiny you need a microscope to see them! Investing & Retirement October 17, 2017
Another financial services firm is ready to give the likes of BlackRock and Vanguard a run for their money in…
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Financial advisor designations: This free tool sorts through the alphabet soup Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
Getting investing advice sometimes involves a lot of wading through alphabet soup — IRAs, 401(k)s, CFPs, CFAs... All the acronyms can…
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Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
It's been called a "fraud" and a "folly" by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in…
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes Money & Credit October 5, 2017
Financial planning and investing isn't rocket science. It's first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…