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.

Money in a Minute for the Week Ending Feb. 3
Money in a Minute for the Week Ending Feb. 3

on February 4, 2023

Here’s a quick look at the biggest financial news of the week.

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5 Ways AI Is Changing Your Life, and 5 Ways to Profit From It

on January 18, 2023

Artificial intelligence is changing everything. If you don’t believe it, you will after you read this.

Where Stocks Are Going in 2023 and Where You Should Invest Now
Where Stocks Are Going in 2023 and Where You Should Invest Now

on December 30, 2022

My stock market predictions were spot on in 2022. Here’s what I see happening for stocks in 2023.

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Fed Gives Early Christmas Gift, Employment Report Steals It

on December 3, 2022

The stock market is caught in a tug of war. Here’s where it’s going next.

Beware the Recent Rally
Beware the Recent Rally

on November 12, 2022

Stocks rocketed this week. Too late to get on board? I don’t think so.

When Bad News for Markets Is Good News for Investors
When Bad News for Markets Is Good News for Investors

on November 5, 2022

October brought us a nice rally, but this bear market isn’t dead yet. Here’s what I’m doing about it.

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5 Smart Things to Do During Your Extra Hour This Weekend

on November 5, 2022

You can sleep an extra 60 minutes this weekend thanks to the end of daylight saving time. Or, you can invest that time so it pays dividends year-round.

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The 10 Golden Rules of Becoming a Millionaire

on October 27, 2022

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

Don’t Even Think About Buying Bank CDs. Here’s Why.
Don’t Even Think About Buying Bank CDs. Here’s Why.

on October 15, 2022

Bank certificates of deposit are a nice, safe place to store your savings. These days, however, there’s a simple investment that pays more and is even safer.

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It’s Time to Start Buying Stocks

on October 7, 2022

The bear market may not be over for stocks, but it’s close enough to start taking positions in solid companies. Here are a few to consider.

Considering an Annuity? Now’s the Time to Act
Considering an Annuity? Now’s the Time to Act

on October 7, 2022

Annuities offer safe monthly income. And now they’re offering more of it. Here’s why.

The 3 Mistakes Nearly Every Investor Makes
The 3 Mistakes Nearly Every Investor Makes

on September 23, 2022

Everybody makes mistakes. But it’s less expensive for you to learn from others than by making your own.

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6 Tips to Stop Getting Ripped Off

on September 19, 2022

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

I’m Earning Almost 4% With No Risk — You Can Too
I’m Earning Almost 4% With No Risk — You Can Too

on September 16, 2022

I recently sold about a quarter of my stock portfolio to put money in bonds. Here’s exactly how and why.

3 Reasons It’s Time to Start Thinking About Bonds
3 Reasons It’s Time to Start Thinking About Bonds

on September 9, 2022

In the 40 years I’ve been investing, I’ve rarely bought bonds. But they’re looking better and better. Here’s why.

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21 Steps to More Leisure — and Less Labor — in Your Life

on September 5, 2022

Here are some ways to labor less and leisure more as you build a smooth path to financial freedom.

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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.

Money with Stacy Johnson
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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