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Past articles by Kate:

What’s new for Medicare in 2023?

Some costs have gone down, others have increased, and there are some notable tweaks to how Medicare works. → Read More

6 ways to move back out of your parents’ house

Nearly a quarter of millennials are living with their parents, and 9 in 10 say they would move out if they made more money. → Read More

5 costly mistakes to avoid with Medicare open enrollment

Here are some common Medicare open enrollment mistakes to avoid. → Read More

How to change Medicare plans — and why you might want to

Here are the details on when to switch Medicare plans, what to consider and how to make it happen. → Read More

Premiums, deductibles and copays will be higher—Medicare changes for 2022

As Medicare enrollees contemplate their choices for 2022, here are overall Medicare changes to keep in mind. → Read More

What Is A Defined Contribution Plan?

A defined contribution plan is a retirement plan funded by contributions from employers or employees—or both. They earn valuable tax breaks, and help you grow your retirement savings over time. → Read More

2022 Medicare Guide: 4 ways to manage retirement health care costs

Good planning now can help retirees navigate their health care options can control their future medical costs. → Read More

What Is Deflation?

When prices fall, it’s called deflation. Deflation can spell bad news for you and your money. → Read More

Buying on Margin: What Is a Margin Account?

A margin account is a type of brokerage account that lets you borrow money to purchase securities. Buying on margin lets experienced traders make larger investments with less of their own money. Using a margin account as part of your investing strategy, however, means taking on debt, additional cost → Read More

The Pros And Cons Of IRA CDs

IRA CDs are one way to diversify your retirement portfolio, by putting some of your money in a low-risk account. But should you? Find out here. → Read More

What Is Bitcoin And How Does It Work?

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that you can buy, sell and exchange directly, without an intermediary like a bank. → Read More

Need Cash Now? 10 Alternatives To Tapping Your Retirement Accounts

If you need cash now, these 10 options can help cover short-term needs or pay for a financial emergency without depriving yourself of long-term growth in your retirement accounts. → Read More

How To Invest In A Startup

Startup investing is potentially lucrative, but it’s important to understand that it comes with big risks. Here’s what you need to know to begin investing in startups. → Read More

Cash Account vs Margin Account: Which Do I Need?

Both cash and margin accounts let you buy and sell investments, but margin accounts come with special features for advanced investors. Here's how to decide which account type is right for you. → Read More

Are You Self-Employed? Check Out a Solo 401(k)

Just because you’re self-employed doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of a workplace retirement plan. A Solo 401(k) offers similar tax benefits to an employer-sponsored 401(k), and you can sock away up to nine times more per year than in a traditional individual retirement account (IRA). Here’s → Read More

How To Open A Brokerage Account

Opening a brokerage account may feel like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. Before you begin, you need to understand the kinds of brokerage accounts available and which features are most important for your investing goals. “What are you trying to accomplish with the account? What are → Read More

6 Steps to Setting Professional Development Goals—and Actually Reaching Them

Figuring out how to set and reach your personal development goals takes thought and careful commitment. Here’s how to tackle it. → Read More

6 Signs You Have What It Takes to Start Your Own Business

Are you ready to be your own boss? These are the traits successful small business owners have in common. → Read More

Welcome to Your First Job: Here’s How to Manage Your Money From Day One

There's no better feeling than getting your very first paycheck—except for watching your bank account balance grow. Here, tips to start saving right away. → Read More

Working Remotely? How to Defeat Tech Breakdowns, Office FOMO, and Other Common Challenges

Remote work may be more common than it used to be, but it still comes with its challenges. Here are a few common WFH pitfalls and how to sidestep them. → Read More