Investing & Retirement

5 steps toward early retirement
5 steps toward early retirement Money & Credit October 14, 2016
The internet is brimming with stories of people who retired in their 30s or 40s. If they've piqued your interest,…
Index annuities are poison for your pocketbook
Index annuities are poison for your pocketbook Insurance October 14, 2016
For years, Clark has warned people about something known as index annuities. They're one of the hottest products in the…
The smartest financial decision you will ever make
The smartest financial decision you will ever make Money & Credit October 4, 2016
There's really only one thing young people need know about money: Save for retirement, starting now. Yes, at some point…
Index fund investing beats actively managed investing 90% of the time
Index fund investing beats actively managed investing 90% of the time Money & Credit September 22, 2016
When it comes to investing, Clark doesn't get caught up trying to pick individual stocks of the latest and hottest…
Millionaire secrets: 5 things more important than having $1 million
Millionaire secrets: 5 things more important than having $1 million Money & Credit September 9, 2016
When it comes to personal finance, many people want to have $1 million in assets before retirement.But some millionaires say…
4 easy ways people with limited or low income can save for retirement
4 easy ways people with limited or low income can save for retirement Money & Credit September 8, 2016
Saving for retirement is hard. It is even more difficult when you have a limited or low income. You may…
A new rule could liquidate a person’s IRA after 3 years of inactivity
A new rule could liquidate a person’s IRA after 3 years of inactivity Money & Credit September 6, 2016
A recentreportby theWall Street Journaldescribesnew rules that will take effect on September 10, makingit possible for thePennsylvania Treasury to liquidate…
8 nuggets of investing wisdom from Vanguard’s founder
8 nuggets of investing wisdom from Vanguard’s founder Money & Credit September 6, 2016
When he was 70, Jack Bogle was forced out of the company he'd founded. There was a pesky little issue…
How to save for healthcare and retirement at the same time
How to save for healthcare and retirement at the same time Health Insurance September 2, 2016
It's no secret that Clark is a fan ofHSA's, or Health Savings Accounts. Although they're not for everybody, HSAs can…
Robo-investing: Inexpensive way to start saving
Robo-investing: Inexpensive way to start saving Money & Credit August 30, 2016
The cost of investing has never been cheaper -- or more expensive -- than it is right now. If you…
Free and cheap retirement plan options for small businesses
Free and cheap retirement plan options for small businesses Money & Credit August 29, 2016
Saving money for retirement is easy if you work for a giant corporation. They have 401(k) plans that are generally…
How to get free or cheap investment advice
How to get free or cheap investment advice Money & Credit August 16, 2016
If you've listened to Clark for any length of time, you know he's obsessed with people living below their means…
Rule of 752: How small expenses can destroy your budget
Rule of 752: How small expenses can destroy your budget Money & Credit August 16, 2016
Small expenses can sneak up on you when you're not paying close attention to your budget, but here's a simple…
4 critical money decisions to make in your 60s
4 critical money decisions to make in your 60s Money & Credit August 1, 2016
The averageretirementage in the United States is 63, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. If you are part of that…
How 50-somethings should plan for retirement
How 50-somethings should plan for retirement Money & Credit July 25, 2016
Odds are, if you are in your 50s, you have thought aboutretirementat one time or another. Regardless of whether this…
7 simple investing strategies that will help you in the long run
7 simple investing strategies that will help you in the long run Money & Credit July 13, 2016
We as a country can't continue to pay for the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations that we've promised our…
702(j) plans: The “retirement plan” that needs to retire!
702(j) plans: The “retirement plan” that needs to retire! Insurance July 5, 2016
Have you heard about the secret retirement plan called a 702(j) that the government supposedly doesn't want you to know…
196 of the best and worst cities for retirement
196 of the best and worst cities for retirement Money & Credit June 29, 2016
If you’re looking forthe best place to retire, there are a lot of factors to consider. Bankratejust releasednew rankings of196…
How you can make over $100K by skipping your morning coffee
How you can make over $100K by skipping your morning coffee Money & Credit June 13, 2016
I won’t lie. It’s going to take some time. But yes, youcanmake over $100,000 by skipping the coffee shop on…
66% of Americans don’t understand this crucial financial concept: Here’s how it works
66% of Americans don’t understand this crucial financial concept: Here’s how it works Money & Credit June 10, 2016
When it comes to personal finance, there are really just a handful of things you need to understand in order…
ETF/Exchange Traded Funds Guide
ETF/Exchange Traded Funds Guide Investing & Retirement May 27, 2016
ETFs (exchange traded funds) are the fastest growing area of investing, and Clark likes to call them 'a mutual fund for…
The alarming reason so many Americans are working past age 65
The alarming reason so many Americans are working past age 65 Money & Credit May 27, 2016
Seniors in America are delaying retirement, and it's not necessarily because they want to. Almost 20% of those over age…
9 retirement-friendly freebies that can save you big bucks
9 retirement-friendly freebies that can save you big bucks Deals & Savings May 26, 2016
Everybody loves free stuff, regardless of how old you are or how much money you have. Finding great deals and…
7 Social Security tricks to help you adapt to new rules
7 Social Security tricks to help you adapt to new rules Money & Credit May 24, 2016
The Bipartisan Budget Act, signed into law on November 2, 2015, effectively eliminated the File and Suspend and Restricted Application…
Investment Guide
Investment Guide Money & Credit May 1, 2016
Investing can seem so complicated that some just shut down and do nothing -- or hire a salesperson to guide…
How “robo-investing” will supercharge your savings
How “robo-investing” will supercharge your savings Money & Credit April 27, 2016
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9 investing pitfalls you’ll want to avoid
9 investing pitfalls you’ll want to avoid Investing & Retirement April 7, 2016
Are you 'Clark Smart' when it comes to investing? If you are inadvertently making any of these investing mistakes, you might want to tweak…
Big 3 discount investment houses go all in on robo-advising
Big 3 discount investment houses go all in on robo-advising Money & Credit March 30, 2016
For many years, the Big Three discount investing houses -- Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard -- operated on a simple full…
3 reasons not to do business with a full-commission stock broker
3 reasons not to do business with a full-commission stock broker Money & Credit March 28, 2016
Do stockbrokers work for you or against you? The answer might surprise you. Stockbrokers are allowed to work against the…
How to get the maximum Social Security check
How to get the maximum Social Security check Money & Credit March 23, 2016
Want to know how to get the biggest Social Security check when you retire? I have guidance to help you.…