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Past articles by Adam:

It makes financial sense to downsize your home as you prepare for retirement. Here's why.

Empty nesters should consider downsizing to a smaller home. Housing is one of the biggest expenses for most families and big homes are more costly. → Read More

How to wean grown kids off your payroll, freeing up more retirement cash

Empty nesters can free up a lot of cash for themselves and their retirement investments once they get their kids settled and stop paying their bills. → Read More

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and 'father of index investing,' dies at 89

John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, who revolutionized investing by inventing the index fund, has died. He was 89. → Read More

5 ways empty nesters can boost their savings and turbocharge their 401(k)s

After the costly expense of raising kids, freshly minted empty nesters often fall behind on retirement savings. Here's a plan to boost 401(k) savings. → Read More

Dow: The secrets of successful stock investing from veteran markets reporter

What's the secret to successful stock market investing? USA TODAY's Adam Shell offers advice gleaned from two decades of covering the Dow's swings. → Read More

Empty nester? Here’s what to do to get your finances back on track

Bringing up kids causes many Americans to fall behind on savings. With you kids now out of the house, here are steps to reboot retirement savings. → Read More

Dow set for early slide after Apple slashes sales outlook, spooking investors

The Dow is under pressure after Apple lowers its quarterly sales outlook due to slowing iPhone sales in China, spooking stock market investors. → Read More

Apple warns on Q1 revenue, iPhone and China growth as stock falls in after-hours trading

After being halted, Apple shares quickly fell over 8 percent over concerns on iPhone and China growth. → Read More

Dow poised to start 2019 sharply lower as weak Chinese data spark growth fears

The Dow Jones industrial average is poised to start 2019 with losses, as investors fret over slowing Chinese economy. → Read More

Dow closes higher on New Year's Eve, but suffers biggest annual decline since 2008

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes out bruising 2018 with New Year's Eve gains. U.S. stocks post biggest annual loss since 2008. → Read More

Dow shoots higher in pre-market New Year's Eve trading, looks to end down year on up note

The Dow Jones Industrial Average looks to close out bruising 2018 with New Year's Eve gains. U.S. stocks on track for worst year since 2008. → Read More

Stock market is open for full day of trading New Year's Eve, but closed Jan. 1 for New Year's Day

The stock market will be open for a full day of trading on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, but closed for New Year's Day on Tuesday, Jan. 1. → Read More

Dow opens higher as stock market looks to build on rebound, end with weekly gain

The stock market was trading higher early Friday, continuing a recovery on Wall Street that has been characterized by wild trading and big gains that began the day after Christmas. At 9:50 a.m., the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 125 points. Thursday, the blue chip stock gauge recovered from a decline of more than 600 points to finish 260 points higher, its biggest intraday reversal… → Read More

A bear market still lurks despite this week's stock rally

Wall Street’s nearly 10-year-old bull is on the ropes. A dreaded bear market, while not quite official yet, is hovering in the shadows/ → Read More

Where are stocks headed in 2019? Wall Street pros are calling for a rebound

After the worst year for stocks in 10 years, where is the market headed in 2019? Wall Street pros are calling for a rebound. Here's why: → Read More

Government shutdown: History suggests stock market can weather storm

How a government shutdown may hit your 401(k)? → Read More

Will Santa deliver a stock market rally or pile of coal during worse December since 1931?

The 'Santa Claus Rally,' the typical year-end stock surge, may not deliver in 2018. Too many worries persist on Wall Street. → Read More

Dow slide deepens as shadow of bear market hovers over battered stock market

Wall Street’s nearly 10-year-old bull is on the ropes. A dreaded bear market, while not quite official yet, is closing in. → Read More

Dow opens lower as negative mood persists following Federal Reserve's rate hike forecast

The Dow Jones industrial average is under pressure Thursday following the Federal Reserve's latest rate hike and plans for two more hikes in 2019. → Read More

Dow Jones industrial average ends higher as investors wait for Fed rate announcement

Dow mounts 83-point rebound after a 1,000-point, two-day drop, as Wall Street looks to Federal Reserve for support. → Read More