Tag: Ask Stacy
Stacy Johnson on January 14, 2019
If you’re in debt trouble, there’s free help available. But not all of it is on the up and up.
Stacy Johnson on January 7, 2019
Is medical debt making your credit ill? Here are some ideas that might help it heal faster.
Stacy Johnson on December 31, 2018
While you always need liability insurance, you may not require comp and collision. Here’s a simple rule of thumb to help you decide.
Stacy Johnson on December 24, 2018
When looking for work-from-home jobs, the key is to read articles, not ads. Find out how to find the perfect at-home gig.
Stacy Johnson on December 17, 2018
Is it better to invest a little every month, or a lump sum all at once? The answer may surprise you.
Stacy Johnson on December 10, 2018
This reader wants to know if she’s too old to take on a mortgage — and if she does, the fastest way to pay it off.
Stacy Johnson on December 3, 2018
We’ve all been there: Friends or family ask for a loan. Here’s what to do the next time it happens to you.
Stacy Johnson on November 26, 2018
If you’re not using a credit card, should you formally cancel it, or just throw it in a drawer and forget about it? The answer may surprise you.
Stacy Johnson on November 20, 2018
Tax season is right around the corner. Good accountants can be worth their weight in gold. Here’s how to find one.
Stacy Johnson on November 13, 2018
No matter what they call themselves — from financial planner to stockbroker or investment manager — their answer to this simple question can help you decide where to get advice.
Stacy Johnson on November 12, 2018
HSAs are a great way to save on income taxes while putting aside money to meet medical expenses. But should you put that money at risk by investing it in stocks?
Stacy Johnson on November 6, 2018
Choosing the proper claiming strategy can mean thousands more in Social Security money over your lifetime. Here’s how to find an inexpensive expert who can help.
Stacy Johnson on November 5, 2018
Investing in stocks means confronting two nerve-wracking questions: When should you buy, and when should you sell? Here’s a simple rule of thumb that will help.
Stacy Johnson on October 30, 2018
Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, combine the best of both stocks and mutual funds. Here’s what you need to know.
Stacy Johnson on October 22, 2018
If you’re middle-aged or older, finding a job can be a job in itself. Here are some tips that will make it easier.
Stacy Johnson on October 16, 2018
If you use the same password for everything — or use simple passwords so you can remember them — stop what you’re doing and read this.
Stacy Johnson on October 15, 2018
Insurance can be important, but some types of coverage are poor buys. Here’s why dental insurance may not be worth the money.
Stacy Johnson on October 8, 2018
A lot of middle-aged people go back to school for a graduate or undergraduate degree. Good idea? It depends. Here’s what you need to know.
Stacy Johnson on October 2, 2018
You’ve seen the signs on the side of the road or the ads online: “We Buy Ugly Houses!” Sound too good to be true? Here’s my take.
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