Stacy Johnson CPA

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.

Money in a Minute for the Week Ending June 14
Money in a Minute for the Week Ending June 14

on June 7, 2024

Here is a quick roundup of the biggest financial news of this week, courtesy of Stacy Johnson.

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Talking Money With Your Honey: How to Do It Painlessly

on June 6, 2024

Money is a leading cause of conflict. That’s why you should talk to your partner about it early and often. Here’s how to do it without ruffling feathers.

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Homeowners Insurance Costs Are Soaring: 5 Ways to Fight Back

on April 29, 2024

In many parts of the country, home insurance rates are spiking 50% or more. Take these steps now to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

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The Pros and Cons of Working in Retirement

on March 28, 2024

Retirement doesn’t have to be synonymous with not working. It could mean working, but only doing things you want to do, not have to do.

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10 Tips to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Money

on March 16, 2024

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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The 10 Golden Rules of Becoming a Millionaire

on March 1, 2024

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

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How to Go to Europe for 10 Days With Just a Carry-On

on February 29, 2024

I’ve traveled to several continents without checking luggage. Here’s how I do it.

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13 Startling Truths About Getting Older

on February 13, 2024

If you’re younger, prepare to be caught off guard by these facts of life. If you’re older, well, join the club.

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The 5 Golden Rules for Having More Money for Your Golden Years

on February 5, 2024

Here are proven ideas to make your retirement savings work as hard for you as you did to earn them.

The “Big 5” Retirement Risks and How to Conquer Them
The “Big 5” Retirement Risks and How to Conquer Them

on January 25, 2024

This guide will help you create a rock-solid plan to grow your savings, manage healthcare costs and conquer other common retirement worries.

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9 Common and Costly Tax Mistakes

on January 12, 2024

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

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Ho Ho…Uh Oh: 5 Simple Ways to Rebuild Your Savings After the Holidays

on January 8, 2024

It’s easy to get carried away and spend too much during the holidays. Fortunately, it’s also easy to recover, and even grow, your savings.

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The One Thing You Need to Do for Your Family This Year

on January 5, 2024

You’d do anything for your family, right? Then take three minutes and do this.

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5 New-Year Money Moves for Every Income

on January 2, 2024

Set financial goals that fit your pay grade. Whether you’re living large or on a strict budget, we’ve got you covered.

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3 Foolproof Ways to Recession-Proof Your Retirement

on December 20, 2023

Market jitters? No sweat. These moves safeguard your retirement, even when the economy throws a tantrum.

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The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness

on December 12, 2023

I’ve been offering money advice for decades. Here are the most important things I’ve learned.

10 Simple Ideas to Add $11,450 to Your Savings This Year
10 Simple Ideas to Add $11,450 to Your Savings This Year

on December 6, 2023

Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were simple things you could do in minutes that could make you thousands richer? Turns out there are.

The Right Advisor Can Double Your Retirement Savings: 4 Tips to Find One
The Right Advisor Can Double Your Retirement Savings: 4 Tips to Find One

on November 29, 2023

Looking for an advisor who will really help grow your nest egg? New research shows the right pro could double your retirement savings. Here’s how you find them.

51 Fast Ways to Score $1,000 or More
51 Fast Ways to Score $1,000 or More

on November 28, 2023

Want to pick up a few bucks on the side? Here are dozens of ideas just for you.

9 Smart Year-End Money Moves to Make Right Now
9 Smart Year-End Money Moves to Make Right Now

on November 23, 2023

Use this quick checklist for a richer, happier 2024.

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