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Saving For Retirement

Should you sell or stay put in the stock market?
Should you sell or stay put in the stock market? Investing & Retirement October 11, 2018
After following a stock market that's been on a pretty steady upward climb since late March 2018 — and has recently…
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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…
Are Social Security benefits going away?
Are Social Security benefits going away? Money & Credit October 3, 2018
Social Security has sustained generations of Americans and kept them out of poverty as they aged. But will Social Security…
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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…
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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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 29, 2018
Are there any "magic numbers" when it comes to investing? Not really. You certainly can't time the market by knowing…
investment goals
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…
Happy retirement
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…
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan
Warning: This oft-forgotten expense could wreck your retirement plan Money & Credit July 31, 2018
There's a rarely discussed danger that threatens to tarnish your golden years: Parents supporting financially unstable adult children! RELATED: Americans…
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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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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…
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How a summer job could turn you into a millionaire Money & Credit June 14, 2018
Teens looking for work this summer have been met by a bumper crop of opportunities. If you're a teen or…
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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…
Investment Guide: Advanced investors
Investment Guide: Advanced investors Investing & Retirement May 24, 2018
Mutual Fund Supermarkets With a mutual fund, you get access to a bundle of securities that's managed by a portfolio…
Investment Guide: Intermediate investors
Investment Guide: Intermediate investors Investing & Retirement May 24, 2018
Low-cost index funds can be the cornerstone of your investment portfolio As an alternative to a 'set it and forget…
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5 things to know before setting up your free my Social Security account Money & Credit May 23, 2018
Have you set up a 'my Social Security' account yet? If you're between the ages of 50 and 59, there's…
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Saving for retirement: Why you may not need as much as you think Money & Credit May 22, 2018
Which type of retiree would you rather be: striving to keep up with the Joneses or living contently as a…
Ask Clark: What is a backdoor Roth IRA?
Ask Clark: What is a backdoor Roth IRA? Money & Credit May 22, 2018
Traditional IRAs are a more common investment choice than Roth IRAs. According to research by the Investment Company Institute, as…
Report: 50% of people 75 years old or older have outstanding debt
Report: 50% of people 75 years old or older have outstanding debt Saving For Retirement May 21, 2018
We hear scary stats about how bad money decisions compromise people's retirement future all the time. Just the other day,…
Four ways freelancers can save for retirement
Four ways freelancers can save for retirement Money & Credit May 18, 2018
The gig economy has exploded over the last decade. Today, it's no biggie to find our neighbors, family members and…
Saving for retirement
The 4% Rule: Why it still makes sense for retirement Budgeting & Saving May 18, 2018
The best rules are tried and true rules ' guidelines that have served us well over time and circumstance. But…
Clark’s investment guide for beginning investors
Clark’s investment guide for beginning investors Saving For Retirement May 15, 2018
Investment guide for beginners: A look at Vanguard's target retirement funds and others If you're overwhelmed by the idea of…
Poll: Most workers age 60+ say they’re delaying retirement
Poll: Most workers age 60+ say they’re delaying retirement Money & Credit April 26, 2018
As you get older and continue to work for a living, you may begin to feel like you're going to…
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now
The easiest way to start saving for retirement when you’re saving zero right now Money & Credit April 19, 2018
Unless you want to keep working forever, you've got to learn how to save more today for your retirement tomorrow.…
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement
Survey: Nearly half of Americans have less than $10K saved for retirement Deals & Savings April 18, 2018
When we envision our golden years, many of us would like to think that we're going to be financially sound.…
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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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