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5 Costly Retirement Planning Mistakes Money & Credit April 21, 2015
The majority of us are aware that the retirement statistics in America are alarming. Studies tell us that half of…
Low-cost investment options by dollar amount
Low-cost investment options by dollar amount 401k Plans And Payouts April 8, 2015
Roths are very flexible depending on which company you choose to put your money into. You may be able to…
Index Funds Let You Own the Whole Marketplace
Index Funds Let You Own the Whole Marketplace Money & Credit March 27, 2015
I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about…
When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension
When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension Money & Credit February 5, 2015
If you have worked at a company for 10 years or more, one day you may very well be faced…
4 Retirement Planning Tips For Women
4 Retirement Planning Tips For Women Money & Credit January 9, 2015
I have some disturbing news where women are definitely not living life equal to men. Women tend to live 5…
Is a Financial Planner Worth the Cost?
Is a Financial Planner Worth the Cost? Money & Credit October 27, 2014
Is a financial planner worth the cost? Is it a smart money move to dedicate some of that hard-earned cash…
The #1 influence to your financial future
The #1 influence to your financial future Money & Credit October 22, 2014
An endless number of books and articles have been written to help you make smart moves with your money. But…
The Benefits of Targeted Retirement Portfolios
The Benefits of Targeted Retirement Portfolios Money & Credit August 15, 2014
Once upon a time, Americans worked for a single employer for an entire lifetime and got a pension for their…
How To Avoid Losing $100,000 In Retirement
How To Avoid Losing $100,000 In Retirement Money & Credit July 17, 2014
Employees of smaller companies will have $100,000 less in retirement than workers at bigger companies. But it's not for the…
Exchange-Traded Funds Offer Virtually Free Investing
Exchange-Traded Funds Offer Virtually Free Investing Money & Credit July 12, 2014
I have a popular feature on my website called Clark's Investment Guide. Now, I am not an investment adviser, that's…
The #1 factor for when you’ll be able to retire
The #1 factor for when you’ll be able to retire Money & Credit May 4, 2014
It's the #1 factor that will determine how early you can retire…or whether you'll be able to retire at all.…
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
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