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“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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Fidelity Personalized Planning and Advice offers financial planning and coaching as well as robo-investing.
Fidelity Personalized Planning & Advice Review Investing & Retirement March 29, 2021
Fidelity Personalized Planning and Advice offers robo-investing plus unlimited financial planning and coaching. In this article, I'll explain why money…
Betterment Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons
Betterment Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement March 25, 2021
If you're reading a Betterment review, you probably already know something about robo-advisors. But how do they work, and what…
Wealthfront Review
Wealthfront Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement March 25, 2021
As I hope you'll understand after reading this Wealthfront review, if you want to outsource your investing but you don't…
Clark Howard explains how to find a financial advisor and why you want a fee-only fiduciary.
How To Find and Choose a Financial Advisor Investing & Retirement March 25, 2021
If you want to learn how to find a financial advisor you can trust, you've come to the right place.…
Once you decide to roll over your 401(k), it's important to understand how to roll over a 401(k).
401(k) Rollover: How To Roll Over a 401(k) Investing & Retirement March 24, 2021
If you've decided to move the funds from your retirement account at your former company, you need to understand how…
Ask Clark money column
Should I Invest in a Bitcoin IRA? Investing & Retirement March 24, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, by money expert Clark Howard. Is a Bitcoin IRA…
Vanguard Personal Advisor Services Review
Vanguard Personal Advisor Services Review Investing & Retirement March 22, 2021
Vanguard Personal Advisor Services offers the personal touch and level of service of a traditional financial advisor at the price…
Ask Clark money column
Should I Consider Freezing My 401(k)? Investing & Retirement March 17, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. Should You Consider Freezing…
Marcus Invest Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons
Marcus Invest Review: How It Works, Pros & Cons Investing & Retirement March 12, 2021
Goldman Sachs recently unveiled its robo-advisor, Marcus Invest, which I'll review in this article. How does Marcus Invest compare to…
Ask Clark money column
My Husband Invested in GameStop and AMC Stocks. They Crashed. What Now? Investing & Retirement March 10, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions bymoney expert Clark Howard. My Husband Bought Stock…
Ask Clark money column
Since I Can Withdraw 401(k) Funds Penalty-Free, Does It Make Sense To Take Money Out and Pay Off My Mortgage? Investing & Retirement March 3, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. Should I Pull Money…
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.…