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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 Expensive Stocks That Are Totally Worth It

Make no mistake about it, these stocks are super-expensive — but they're not necessarily overpriced.

8 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Baseball

Our beloved national pastime can teach us a whole lot about hitting a home run with our money.

The Penalty-Free Way to Withdraw Retirement Money Early

For most retirement plans the penalty for early withdrawal can be hefty. Here's a surprising, if complex, alternative.

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.

Rich People Spend $350K+ to Park Their Cars — Here's How We'd Spend it Instead

Would you pay for $350,000 parking? We sure hope not, when you could make these much smarter money moves instead

9 Threats to a Secure Retirement

What's keeping you from saving enough money for a secure retirement?

What Are Growth Stocks?

Looking to supercharge your portfolio? Here's how to find growth.

9 Costly Mistakes DIY Investors Make

Anyone can handle their own investments with the proper research. Anyone can also make these common DIY investor mistakes.

9 Smart Money Moves to Make Before the Holiday Season Begins

Holiday prep is more than just making a list and checking it twice. Get your finances in festive order, too!

6 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Money Master

Inner peace isn't just for your health. Mindfulness and patience could be the key to unlocking good financial management.

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Invest Like Warren Buffett

What works for the Oracle of Omaha might not necessarily work for you.

8 Times Cash Is Not King

Cash is super if you're 12 years old and want to go to the movies. But for the rest of us, the less cash, the better.

Here's What Your Vote Says About Your Money Style

Swinging red or blue on Election Day may depend on how you spend your green.

9 Great Stocks for Back-to-School Time

Back-to-school stocks are poised to have a strong autumn. Consider adding these strong cool-weather performers to your portfolio.

9 Ways Siri Can Be Your Personal Finance Assistant

You have a round-the-clock, always vigilant personal finance assistant, right in your pocket. Learn how to make the most of it!

The 10 Worst States for Retirees

Those nearing retirement are often advised to downsize — often to another, cheaper state. That's smart, as long as you avoid these 10 states.

Want to Master Your Debt? Think Like a Maze Runner

The path to the debt-free life is challenging, but so liberating once you get there. Kind of like a maze!

9 Ways to Tell If a Stock is Worth Buying

Wondering whether a stock is worth your investment? Here are a bunch of ways to decide!

How to Tell if Your 401K Is a Good or a Bad One

The sad truth is that some 401K plans offer bad investments with high fees. Learn how to evaluate yours before you lose too much.

7 Reasons You Are More Than Your Credit Score

You're broke. Your credit score stinks. But guess what? You're still you.