Stacy Johnson

I'm the founder of Money Talks News and have spent the last 40+ years in the personal finance trenches. I'm a CPA, author of a few books and multiple Emmy recipient. I'm married to a woman I don't deserve, have an awesome dog and live on the water in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Here’s Why I Bought Stocks Yesterday
Here’s Why I Bought Stocks Yesterday

on June 24, 2022

Even though I think stocks could fall further, I dipped my toe into the market. Here’s why.

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7 Ways to Slay Your Fear of the Stock Market

on May 17, 2022

It’s normal to be concerned about risking your savings. But if fear of loss has you paralyzed, read this.

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6 Typical Warning Signs of a Recession

, and on May 13, 2022

Jittery over unpredictable financial markets? These indicators offer a reality check on the risks.

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Worried About Stocks? Take These 5 Lessons From the 1987 Crash

on May 11, 2022

Thirt-five years ago, the stock market lost more than 20% of its value in just one day. Here is what you must learn from that long-ago event if you want to prosper today.

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10 Tips to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Money

on April 8, 2022

Do your parents have a will? A plan for when they’re too old to manage their money? You need to “have the talk.” Here’s how to do it without ruffling feathers.

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Should I Buy a Home in a 55-Plus Community?

on April 4, 2022

In some ways, buying a home in a retirement community is like buying a home anywhere. But in other ways, it’s completely different. Here’s what you need to know.

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The 10 Golden Rules of Becoming a Millionaire

on March 30, 2022

I’m a millionaire several times over. I got here the same way you can — by following these simple steps.

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When to Pay for Financial Advice and How to Find the Right Adviser

on March 25, 2022

Financial advice doesn’t come cheap. But sometimes refusing expert help is even costlier.

War, Inflation and Scary Markets – What Investors Should Be Doing Now
War, Inflation and Scary Markets – What Investors Should Be Doing Now

on March 24, 2022

Interest rates are climbing, oil is gushing and there’s historic volatility in the stock market. What’s an investor to do?

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Inflation Is Surging: 20 Ways to Fight Higher Prices

on March 18, 2022

Prices are skyrocketing. Here are the best ways to hedge higher prices.

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The 10 Best Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill This Year

on March 11, 2022

Don’t do your taxes until you’ve made sure to get every penny you’re entitled to. Here are some tips and tricks that will help.

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10 Best Moves for Rising Interest Rates

on March 4, 2022

The financial landscape is about to change: Interest rates on everything from credit cards to mortgages will head higher. Here’s how to prepare.

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Money News You Can Use: March 2022

on March 3, 2022

With a war raging and interest rates poised to climb, these are tough times. Here’s what’s happening to your money and what’s likely to happen next.

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10 Tips and Tricks to Help You Beef Up Your Savings

on February 25, 2022

As the year began, you resolved to turbocharge your savings. But now those goals seem to be fading. Not to worry. Here are some tips that will get you back on track.

Russia Invades, Markets Crash: How It Affects Your Finances
Russia Invades, Markets Crash: How It Affects Your Finances

on February 24, 2022

The Russian invasion has begun and stocks are tanking. This isn’t the time to panic, and it’s definitely not the time to sell. Here’s what to do instead.

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10 Tips to Talk About Money With Loved Ones

on February 18, 2022

Whether it’s your sweetheart, spouse or anyone you’re close to, talking money can be a source of friction. Here’s how to do it painlessly.

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9 Common and Costly Tax Mistakes

on February 17, 2022

Go over this list to make sure your tax return is error-free, and won’t get rejected or delayed.

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Tips and Tricks to Help You Destroy Debt

on February 11, 2022

If you resolved to pay down debt this year, good for you. Here’s a refresher course on why you should destroy your debts and the fastest way to do it.

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16 Eye-Popping Stats About Big Tech

on February 11, 2022

These facts about Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon will blow you away.

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10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

on February 4, 2022

A few weeks ago you promised yourself you’d make some changes. But now it all seems to be slipping away. Not to worry: Here’s how to get back on track.

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