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Maximize your retirement benefits
Maximize your retirement benefits Money & Credit April 24, 2014
When is the ideal time to start taking Social Security? It varies. Know how to get the most from your…
Is the stock market rigged?
Is the stock market rigged? Money & Credit April 9, 2014
Reports are now emerging that the stock market is rigged against small investors. But while that may add to your…
The real cost of that 401(k) loan
The real cost of that 401(k) loan Money & Credit November 11, 2013
Borrowing against your 401(k) It might be tempting to borrow against your 401(k), but have you ever thought of the…
Buying individual stock picks vs. index funds
Buying individual stock picks vs. index funds Money & Credit September 12, 2013
I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about…
Savers still facing low interest rates
Savers still facing low interest rates Money & Credit August 9, 2013
Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and…
Investing is getting cheaper
Investing is getting cheaper Money & Credit July 29, 2013
Fidelity Investments is upping the ante in the investment world by lowering the minimum deposits and fees on index funds.…
Stock market jitters worry investors
Stock market jitters worry investors Money & Credit June 25, 2013
Are you among those investors who ran to bond funds for safe harbor when the stock market went topsy-turvy? Those…
New guidelines about how to prepare for retirement
New guidelines about how to prepare for retirement Money & Credit June 17, 2013
A new study from the Pew Charitable Trust warns that so-called late boomers and members of Generation X will face…
Should retirement accounts be mandatory?
Should retirement accounts be mandatory? Money & Credit June 13, 2013
Americans are now living longer than ever. If you make it to 65, you're likely to live on average to…
Working longer: Fallback or fallacy?
Working longer: Fallback or fallacy? Money & Credit May 25, 2013
The following has occurred to me countless times; maybe it has you as well. Perhaps you’ve even been the one…
Working longer: Fallback or fallacy?
Majority of people plan for retirement in the wrong way Investing & Retirement May 18, 2013
So often, Clark gives general "one size fits all" advice about your retirement savings. But FinancialEngines.com can be used to…
Twitter hack impacts the stock market
Twitter hack impacts the stock market Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2013
Have you heard about the rumor of a White House bombing spread by a Tweet that momentarily shook the stock…
Apple struggling to find a second act
Apple struggling to find a second act Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2013
Apple's decline in stock value has resulted in a share buyback program. But does one bad year spoil the whole…
Apple struggling to find a second act
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
Can you trust your investment broker’s advice?
Can you trust your investment broker’s advice? Money & Credit March 21, 2013
Do you have money to invest? Don't make the mistake too many beginning investors make that eats up their savings.
Is it the right time to get back in the stock market?
Is it the right time to get back in the stock market? Money & Credit January 29, 2013
The stock market has had a nice run-up of late. So could now be the time to get back in…
New contribution limits for retirement accounts
New contribution limits for retirement accounts Money & Credit January 18, 2013
There are new levels under the tax code that dictate what you can put into retirement accounts for 2013. The…
Dollar cost averaging makes you a fortune over time
Dollar cost averaging makes you a fortune over time Money & Credit January 16, 2013
What is the best, safest, and most secure move to make with your retirement dough? There's new math out to…
Dollar cost averaging makes you a fortune over time
Clark Howard University Online Classes January 15, 2013
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate Shopping & Retail December 23, 2012
Clark can't stand gift cards! He'd rather you give cash so your friends and family never have to hassle with…
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
What are you doing to handle your own investments? Money & Credit November 20, 2012
So few of us have a pension these days. That means we're on our own when it comes to preparing…
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
Should you try to time the stock market? Money & Credit October 24, 2012
Tuesday was another ugly day on Wall Street, with many indices at multi-month lows. That news prompted some jittery investors…
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
Dangers of staying on the sidelines as an investor Money & Credit October 3, 2012
Americans are sitting on $7 trillion in savings accounts and CDs at a time when the average investor is too…
Clark’s No-Giftcard Gift Certificate
More investors getting back into the stock market Money & Credit September 27, 2012
For the last 5 years, those who had historically invested were terrified of the stock market. Many were heavily invested…
When will you realistically be able to retire?
When will you realistically be able to retire? Money & Credit September 26, 2012
Do you expect to have to work beyond normal retirement age to enjoy comfort in your golden years? How much…
A better investing approach for women
A better investing approach for women Insurance September 10, 2012
Heads up, ladies! Your investment needs are different than a man's. Clark tells you what you need to do as…
A better investing approach for women
Investment clubs making a comeback? Money & Credit August 30, 2012
An old idea in investing that I used to talk about in the '80s and '90s could be the right…
Younger investors scared off by the stock market
Younger investors scared off by the stock market Money & Credit July 9, 2012
A big chunk of younger investors are exiting the stock market or moving their long-term retirement money to supposedly "safe"…
Is now the time to buy Facebook stock?
Is now the time to buy Facebook stock? Money & Credit July 4, 2012
Facebook has had an underwhelming performance after its initial public offering (IPO)severalweeks ago with its stock having lost a third…
Young households hit hardest by the recession
Young households hit hardest by the recession 401k Plans And Payouts June 19, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: The Great Recession was brutal to 35-44 year olds. So how do you rebuild? I've got advice for you.…
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