John F. Wasik, Forbes

John F. Wasik

Forbes

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • Forbes
  • The New York Times
  • Morningstar

Past articles by John:

How You Can Improve Your Financial Well Being — At Work

There are always plentiful of things you can do to brighten your financial well being. → Read More

Why You May Be Overly Optimistic About Your Social Security Benefits

As humans, we tend to be overoptimistic on everything from our driving ability to investment prowess. → Read More

7 Steps to Take Now to Catch Up on Retirement Savings

Even if your finances weren’t devastated by the pandemic recession, many Americans have not yet started saving. Here’s what you can do. → Read More

With Adult Children Home, Now’s the Time: Talk About Your Money

Riding out the pandemic with family presents the perfect chance to lay it all out: priorities, account balances, end-of-life directives. → Read More

Cities Where You May Want to Retire To

Are you relocating for retirement? Here are some places where renting makes sense. → Read More

At a Time of Financial Stress, 401(k) Fees Matter More Than Ever

These expenses always eat away at savings balances, but as the pandemic drags on, savers should be especially aware of how to keep them down. → Read More

4 Social Security Myths Debunked

There a lot of myths about Social Security. Here are four big ones that could hurt your retirement funding. → Read More

Put A Ring on It: How Marriage Leads To Higher Saving

Want to save more money? Get hitched! → Read More

Why Tax Refunds Aren't Really A Good Thing: How To Plan Better

Did you get a refund this year? It would probably be better financial planning if you didn't. → Read More

How Much Do You Need For Retirement? Some Costly Wild Cards

There are some wild cards when planning for retirement. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

What Are The 3 Smartest Money Moves For 2019

What are the 3 smartest things you can do with your money this year? Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Cyber Monday: 10 Ways To Avoid Scams

Cyber Monday may be a great day to shop from home, but you have to be careful. Here's how you avoid scams. → Read More

What It Takes To Be A 401(k) Millionaire

How do you get to be a 401(k) Millionaire? Here are some essential tips. → Read More

4 Ways To Boost 401(k) Savings

What makes a 401(k) plan great? Here's how to rate your own plan. → Read More

How GOP Plan To Gut Social Security, Medicare Stokes Americans' Biggest Fear

Want to hear a scary story? The GOP is still aiming to privatize Social Security and Medicare. Why this is a ghoulish idea. → Read More

5 Ways The FAFSA Form Can Boost College Aid

This is the prime time to apply for college financial aid. Here are the 5 best ways to do it. → Read More

5 Big Lessons From The Lehman, Global Economy Meltdown

The Lehman crash a decade ago led to catastrophic changes. Here's how you move forward and prosper. → Read More

The Single-Biggest Reason Americans Don't Save Enough

There's a big reason why you're not saving enough. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

How The Best-Kept Secret Savings Plan Works

A Roth IRA can be a powerful savings vehicle. Here's why it makes sense for everyone. → Read More

Where To Find the Best Five College Savings Plans

What are the best ways to save for college? Here are five excellent programs. → Read More