Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
on April 21, 2017

Is there a way to pay off a 30-year mortgage in seven years by using sophisticated techniques? No, but there are simple ways to pay off your mortgage early.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on April 20, 2017

This week: Indestructible products you need to buy, why boomer women face a different financial future than men, the scoop on all-inclusive resorts, why your parents are mum about your inheritance and why you should never buy a new car.

12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
on April 14, 2017

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that President Trump is attacking regulations and funding that was intended to help regular American consumers.

Ask Stacy — Should I Borrow $80,000 or Forget Art School?
Ask Stacy — Should I Borrow $80,000 or Forget Art School?
on April 13, 2017

This high school senior faces a choice: lose out on the opportunity to attend a prestigious college, or borrow 80 grand. Are those really the only options?

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on April 13, 2017

This week: avoiding vacation scams, keeping your hair, grammar mistakes you’re probably making, how work leads to debt and how to get through airport security without an I.D.

How I Got a Perfect 850 FICO Credit Score
How I Got a Perfect 850 FICO Credit Score
on April 11, 2017

My FICO credit score is a perfect 850. Here’s how I did it, without resorting to all sorts of tricky maneuvers.

Ask Stacy: How Can You Go to Europe for 10 Days With Just a Carry-On?
Ask Stacy: How Can You Go to Europe for 10 Days With Just a Carry-On?
on April 7, 2017

I mentioned in a recent article that my wife and I had traveled to Europe for nearly two weeks with only one carry-on each. This reader wants specifics on how we did it.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on April 6, 2017

This week: Tax refunds as credit boosters, selling your stuff online, mulling the merits of a second home, side hustle solutions and keeping your life clutter-free.

Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?
Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?
on April 6, 2017

Services like BillCutterz and BillFixers will negotiate your cable, internet, phone and other monthly bills in exchange for a share of the savings. I tried it: Here’s what happened.

Check Us Out!
Check Us Out!
on April 5, 2017

Today we launched something entirely new, months in the making. You’re going to like it.

Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?
Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?
on March 30, 2017

Mark’s getting married soon, but in the meantime, his fiancee needs a car. Which one of them should sign for the loan?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on March 30, 2017

This week: Using a tax refund to boost your credit score, successful online selling, buying a second home, rising car insurance rates, and five things you need to pack for your next trip.

Tax Hacks 2017: Do You Qualify for a Home Office Deduction?
Tax Hacks 2017: Do You Qualify for a Home Office Deduction?
on March 24, 2017

If you’re eligible, a home office deduction can save you big bucks at tax time. If you’re not, claiming it can get you in big trouble.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Way to Borrow?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Way to Borrow?
on March 24, 2017

The best way to borrow used to be the only way to borrow: from a bank. These days, however, that may be the least attractive alternative.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on March 23, 2017

This week: advice for home buyers, being self employed, smart jackets, ridding yourself of money shame and what to do when you get sued.

Ask Stacy: What Can I Do About My Student Loan Debt?
Ask Stacy: What Can I Do About My Student Loan Debt?
on March 17, 2017

Becky graduated with $126,000 in student loan debt. This is no way to start out in life. What are her options?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on March 16, 2017

This week: How Russia created our student debt problem, what Medicare doesn’t cover, what a Benjamin buys around the world, the rudest generation and why investors shouldn’t watch the news.

Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?
on March 10, 2017

Whether you’ve spent 20 years in prison, gotten divorced or just plain screwed up, here’s how to rebuild your financial life, step by step.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on March 9, 2017

This week: Why there’s an Elmer’s glue shortage, how your spouse’s overspending could be your fault, what millennials need to do to prevent dying poor, dumb interview moves and why your pets need to be in your will.

Ask Stacy: Do I Have to File Income Taxes?
Ask Stacy: Do I Have to File Income Taxes?
on March 3, 2017

Believe it or not, there are people who don’t have to file income taxes and there are others who think they don’t. Here’s why you don’t want to be in either group.

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