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Tim Lemke

Tim has been a personal finance writer for Wise Bread since 2013, and manages digital content for a Washington, D.C.-based foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Latest articles by Tim Lemke

7 Things You Need to Know About Investing in Company Stock

Your employer is offering you company stock. Is it a good idea to pad your portfolio with it?

8 Industries That Could Benefit From Climate Change

The global climate is changing, and these companies are poised to profit.

7 Reasons to Invest in Stocks Past Age 50

Conventional wisdom says you should invest conservatively near and after retirement. Is that actually wise?

How to Keep Your Job Hunt From Busting Your Budget

You want to go all out in your job search, but you don't want to go broke in the process.

How Millennial Investors Can Get Past the Great Recession

The Great Recession spooked many millennials. How can they overcome their financial fears and begin investing?

8 Signs It's Time to Retire

You're thinking about retiring. How do you know when it's really the right time?

What Fantasy Football Teaches Us About Personal Finance

Football season is upon us, which means it's time to build your fantasy team(s). Did you know they can teach you a thing or two about personal finance?

Are You Putting Off These 9 Adult Money Moves?

You're not a kid anymore. So get to work on these grown-up financial decisions.

8 Surprising Ways Confidence Can Hurt Your Investments

Being confident is good. Being a little too confident with your investments, on the other hand, can mean money troubles.

7 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Jay-Z

Jay-Z is one of the wealthiest entertainers in the world, and his latest studio release, 4:44, has some important financial insights.

Here's How Boomers and Millennials Are Creating Winners on the Stock Market

Boomers and millennials have one thing in common: Their financial habits can move markets.

7 Financial Differences Between Millennials and the Next Generation

Generation Z is fast approaching adulthood. How, exactly, do these young adults differ from the millennials who precede them?

How to Save for Retirement When You Are Unemployed

So you're out of work. That doesn't mean you have to lose track of your retirement savings.

6 Good Financial Deeds that Can Backfire

You're a good egg, but are you hurting your financial future with your kindness?

6 Smart Reasons to Pay Your Credit Card Bill Before It's Due

You don't have to wait until the due date to pay your credit card bill. In fact, there are benefits to paying early.

10 Reasons to Cut Millennials Some Slack About Their Money

Millennials have long been the punching bags of personal finance. It's time we ease up.

Are Your Emotions Costing You Money? Take This Quiz

Pity, joy, fear, stress, excitement — emotions are part of life. But if they're dictating how and when you spend your money, you have a problem.

8 Biggest Regrets of New Homeowners

Buying your first home should be a happy occasion, so don't end up kicking yourself by making these homebuying blunders.

8 Questions Financial Advisers Hear Most Often

Financial advisers have heard it all when it comes to money. But they hear these questions most of all.

6 Reasons Every Millennial Needs a Roth IRA

You're young, you're earning an income, and you're ready to save for retirement. It's time to open a Roth IRA.