Personal Finance & Credit/Investing & Retirement/Roth & Traditional IRAs

  • Clark's take: These investment companies offer you the best bang for your buck

      

    You may have heard about the controversy surrounding fiduciary responsibility. Being a fiduciary means that investment advisors have a duty to put your best interests first — not their...

  • 7 things that cost retirees a ton of money (and how to prepare!)

      

    How much do you really need to save for retirement? That one question (and figuring out the answer) can be daunting, ambiguous and difficult to grasp -- especially since no one...

  • Vanguard crosses $4 trillion asset threshold

      

    It's one of Clark's favorite discount investment brokerages...and it's growth is off the charts! Vanguard has now crossed the $4 trillion asset threshold for the first time ever....

  • Charles Schwab cutting fees again

      

    The battle of low-cost investing is on and Charles Schwab has fired a decisive shot against its competitors. Read more: Clark's investment guide Lower fees mean you keep more of your...

  • Best discount investment brokers of 2017

      

    Don't let the hard-earned money that you invest get eaten up with fees! Check out this list of the best discount investment brokers. Read more: Clark's investment guide Top discount...

  • Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees

      

    When it comes time to retire, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of life and where your money will stretch the furthest. Timing is often the primary concern when...

  • Little-known tip that can reduce your tax bill by over $1,000

      

    It's tax season again -- and we know that that means: If you've reduced your withholding so the IRS doesn't get a free loan on your money, you might owe a little on your taxes. Or...

  • 5 lessons from a man who became a millionaire in 10 years

      

    Justin McCurry is a retirement success story. He didn't have a wealthy family member who gave him a big inheritance, nor did he win the lottery. What he did do was take an early...

  • Over 90% of Americans make this costly 401(k) mistake

      

    Do you know how much money you're paying in fees and other expenses associated with your investment accounts? If the answer is no, you're not alone. If you're a fan of...

  • Social Security: Full retirement age starts slow rise to 67

      

    If you're planning to start collecting Social Security soon, you may now have to wait a bit longer to reach full retirement age (FRA). Read more: 11 things to know about Social Security in...

  • Your money could fall into the wrong hands if you don't update this crucial information

      

    When people think about estate planning and what will happen to their assets after they're gone, they often only worry about a will -- overlooking the crucial role that their financial...

  • How much to save each month to have $1 million in retirement

      

    A 25-year-old worker who saves just $10 a day for the rest of their working lifetime will have $1 million at retirement. Amazing, isn't it? That's thanks to the magic of...

  • Get free money to save for retirement

      

    If you think you have to earn a lot of money to save, you're in for a sweet surprise. There's a little-known tax credit that gives low-income earners up to $1,000 as a reward for saving...

  • How to invest your first $1,000 to $5,000 wisely

      

    The idea of investing for the first time on your own can be intimidating -- and confusing. But with a little guidance, it doesn't have to be either! So let's break down the process of...

  • How rising interest rates will impact investors

      

    Interest rates are on the rise. Is that a good thing or bad thing for you as an investor? The answer, as with most things in life is, “it depends.” Interest rates have done an...