Ask Carrie

Ask Carrie

Ask Carrie

As chief strategist/consumer education for Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Carrie Schwab Pomerantz is a leading advocate for individual investors. She answers personal finance questions from readers in her weekly column, "Ask Carrie."

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At What Age Should You Collect a Social Security Spousal Benefit? Sep 19, 2018

Dear Readers: I recently received two questions about collecting Social Security spousal benefits. I... Read More

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How Can I Avoid Scams that Target the Elderly? Sep 12, 2018

Dear Carrie: I'm 72, and I've been hearing a lot lately about scams targeting the elderly. I feel li... Read More

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10 Steps to a DIY Financial Plan Sep 05, 2018

Dear Readers: Often when I talk about the importance of a financial plan, I see people start to squi... Read More

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Tips to Help Young People Turn Financial Optimism Into Positive Action Aug 29, 2018

Dear Readers: A recent Schwab survey about the money attitudes of young millennials (ages 21 to 25) ... Read More