Retirement, Investing and Budget Expert
Rachel Cautero writes on all things personal finance, from retirement savings tips to monetary policy, even how young families can best manage the financial challenges of having children. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Forbes, The Balance, LearnVest, SmartAsset, HerMoney, DailyWorth, The New York Observer, MarketWatch, Lifewire, The Local: East Village, a New York Times publication and The New York Daily News. Rachel was an Experian #CreditChat panelist and has appeared on Cheddar Life and NPR’s On Point Radio with Meghna Chakrabarti. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and a master's in journalism from New York University. Her coworkers include her one-year-old son and a very needy French bulldog.
Posts by Rachel Cautero:
The term “set it and forget it” is ubiquitous in the financial world, and with good reason. Regular contributions to your retirement accounts or investment portfolio can help keep you on the right track for your long-term financial goals. A systematic investment plan allows you to make regular investments in a mutual fund or other security. Here’s how to set one up, and why it’s a good idea. Read more
The process of divorce can be emotionally and financially draining. It can also be very complicated, as state laws tend to dictate who gets what property, assets and even debt in a split. Equitable distribution is a system by which many states divide property during a divorce. What does it mean and which states use it? Read more
If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “The more you make, the more you spend,” you’re likely already familiar with the concept of lifestyle inflation. Lifestyle inflation is when you increase your household spending as your income levels rise. Learn how this can hurt your long-term finances, and how to manage it. Read more
There are numerous savings options for retirees, from 401(k)s to IRAs, and even HSAs. But there are other savings vehicles worth considering. A fixed annuity provides retirees with regular payments.… Read more