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.

2021 Outlook: Stocks and Housing
2021 Outlook: Stocks and Housing

on January 15, 2021

Today we dust off our crystal ball and tell you what’s ahead for stocks, housing, interest rates and more in 2021.

How to Figure Out What You’ll Need to Comfortably Retire
How to Figure Out What You’ll Need to Comfortably Retire

on January 8, 2021

If you want to retire happy, the first step is figuring out how much money you’ll need.

Answers to Your Toughest Retirement Questions
Answers to Your Toughest Retirement Questions

on January 1, 2021

In this week’s podcast: We tackle some of the most vexing issues for those approaching their golden years.

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb
8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb

on December 28, 2020

What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things that make you look silly.

5 Countries Where You Can Retire on $2,000 a Month or Less
5 Countries Where You Can Retire on $2,000 a Month or Less

on December 25, 2020

These tips on retiring overseas come from someone who’s been helping American expats for decades.

This Gift Really Will Last a Lifetime
This Gift Really Will Last a Lifetime

on December 21, 2020

Would you spend $10 to change your life, or someone else’s?

Simple, Achievable New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make You Richer
Simple, Achievable New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make You Richer

on December 18, 2020

Every year we make resolutions, and every year we backslide. Here are some easy-to-follow resolutions that will pay off big time.

Why Your Retirement Will Be Nothing Like You Planned
Why Your Retirement Will Be Nothing Like You Planned

on December 11, 2020

If you’re picturing a retirement like your parents or grandparents had, you’re in for a rude awakening.

How to Get Thousands of Dollars More in Social Security
How to Get Thousands of Dollars More in Social Security

on December 4, 2020

Here’s how to maximize your Social Security benefits.

How One Hour Today Could Be Worth $1,000 Next Year
How One Hour Today Could Be Worth $1,000 Next Year

on November 27, 2020

There aren’t many times when one hour of your time could be worth $1,000 or more, but now could be one of those times.

How to Get a Deal on Everything You’ll Ever Buy
How to Get a Deal on Everything You’ll Ever Buy

on November 20, 2020

Whether you shop online or in stores, there are dozens of ways to save. Here are some of our favorites.

Credit Card Secrets the Banks Don’t Want You to Know
Credit Card Secrets the Banks Don’t Want You to Know

on November 13, 2020

The less you think about credit and credit cards, the better the lenders like it. Here are some things they don’t want you to know, but I do.

The Election Is (Almost) Over — What’s Ahead for Your Money?
The Election Is (Almost) Over — What’s Ahead for Your Money?

on November 6, 2020

Now that the election is nearly behind us, it’s time to look ahead and see how all this drama might affect the family finances.

Is It Time to Buy Real Estate?
Is It Time to Buy Real Estate?

on October 30, 2020

The residential real estate market has been hot lately. But how long can that continue? Here’s one expert’s opinion.

6 Tips to Stop Getting Ripped Off
6 Tips to Stop Getting Ripped Off

on October 27, 2020

Before you send money to anyone for a product or service, make sure to ask these key questions.

How to Pick the Perfect Financial Adviser
How to Pick the Perfect Financial Adviser

on October 23, 2020

A financial adviser can be worth their weight in gold — or become the ultimate nightmare.

Trump vs Biden: Who Is Better for Social Security?
Trump vs Biden: Who Is Better for Social Security?

on October 17, 2020

Biden says Trump will bankrupt Social Security within three years. Trump claims Biden tried to cut Social Security for decades. Here’s who’s closer to the truth.

Trump vs. Biden: Who Is Better for Income Taxes?
Trump vs. Biden: Who Is Better for Income Taxes?

on October 9, 2020

Biden says he’ll only raise taxes on the rich. Trump says we’ll all pay more. Who’s telling the truth?

7 Ways to Slay Your Fear of the Stock Market
7 Ways to Slay Your Fear of the Stock Market

on October 3, 2020

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

Trump vs. Biden: Who Is Best for Stocks and Home Values?
Trump vs. Biden: Who Is Best for Stocks and Home Values?

on October 2, 2020

Biden says he’ll be great for the economy. Trump says Biden will ruin both the stock and real estate markets. Here’s the truth.

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