Push in Congress Would Make Firms Like Equifax Hurt Less for Hurting Americans
Push in Congress Would Make Firms Like Equifax Hurt Less for Hurting Americans

on September 25, 2017

Even as details of massive Equifax data breach surface, some lawmakers are trying to gut consumer protections in the credit industry.

New! Solutions to Common Financial Struggles for People 50 and Older
New! Solutions to Common Financial Struggles for People 50 and Older

on September 24, 2017

We’ve partnered with the largest nonprofit consumer counseling agency in the country to offer solutions to the most common financial struggles facing seniors including Medicare assistance, debt and budget counseling, Social Security maximization, help with paying bills, reverse mortgage counseling and foreclosure prevention.

The Single Biggest Lie of Trump’s Tax Plan
The Single Biggest Lie of Trump’s Tax Plan

on September 22, 2017

Trump’s not the only politician to ever fudge the facts, but his statements on tax reform give new meaning to the expression.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Help My Fiance’s Credit?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Help My Fiance’s Credit?

on September 15, 2017

This reader has an excellent credit history and score, but the man she’s about to marry doesn’t. How can she help him?

4 Reasons You Should Never Pay for Credit Monitoring
4 Reasons You Should Never Pay for Credit Monitoring

on September 11, 2017

The Equifax data breach has raised the question of whether or not credit monitoring services are a good deal. My advice? Save your money.

Ask Stacy: Why Are My Credit Scores So Different?
Ask Stacy: Why Are My Credit Scores So Different?

on September 8, 2017

This reader is upset because he has three vastly different scores depending on the provider. Wait till he finds out he probably has dozens of scores.

21 Top Tips for Less Labor, More Leisure
21 Top Tips for Less Labor, More Leisure

on September 4, 2017

Here are some proven ways to free up more time in the short run and build a smooth path to financial freedom in the long term.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?

on September 1, 2017

This reader thinks her property taxes are too high and wants to appeal her assessment. I’ve been successful challenging mine in two different cities. Here’s how I did it.

Ask Stacy: Can I Repair My Own Credit?
Ask Stacy: Can I Repair My Own Credit?

on August 27, 2017

Maintaining a clean credit history is important. Here’s a simple, step-by-step guide to make sure yours is in top shape.

Ask Stacy: What Should I Do With a Windfall?
Ask Stacy: What Should I Do With a Windfall?

on August 23, 2017

Wednesday night’s $700-million Powerball drawing has rekindled an old question: How should you handle a lump sum of money that lands in your lap? Here’s a step-by-step guide for doing things right.

Afraid of the Stock Market? 7 Steps to Overcome Fear of Investing (or Other Things)
Afraid of the Stock Market? 7 Steps to Overcome Fear of Investing (or Other Things)

on August 17, 2017

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

6 Traits of the Successful Self-Employed
6 Traits of the Successful Self-Employed

on August 17, 2017

I’ve been a successful entrepreneur for 36 years and have been working entirely at home for 27. What to join me? Here’s what it takes.

Stop and Think: How Much House Can You Really Afford?
Stop and Think: How Much House Can You Really Afford?

on August 15, 2017

A house is a big investment. Here’s how to figure out if you can afford the one you want, and what to do if you can’t.

Ask Stacy — How Can I Rebuild My Credit After a Bankruptcy?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Rebuild My Credit After a Bankruptcy?

on August 11, 2017

Starting out or starting over: Not easy, maybe, but simple.

The Stock Market’s in Nosebleed Territory — Time to Get Out?
The Stock Market’s in Nosebleed Territory — Time to Get Out?

on August 9, 2017

With valuations stretched, and markets setting records, is there no place to go but down?

50 Ways to Make a Fast $50 (or Lots More!)
50 Ways to Make a Fast $50 (or Lots More!)

on August 5, 2017

Need to make a quick buck?

Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Higher Limit on My Credit Card?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Higher Limit on My Credit Card?

on August 4, 2017

This reader wants to increase his credit line to build his credit, but his bank isn’t cooperating. The solution is simple …

Ask Stacy — Can I Really Get a No-Cost Mortgage?
Ask Stacy — Can I Really Get a No-Cost Mortgage?

on July 28, 2017

Some mortgage lenders claim you can refinance to a lower rate at “no cost.” Don’t believe them.

The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness
The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness

on July 24, 2017

I’ve been offering money advice for more than 30 years. Here are the 10 most important things I’ve learned about making more money and being happier while you do it.

6 Reasons I’m No Fan of Suze Orman and You Shouldn’t Be Either
6 Reasons I’m No Fan of Suze Orman and You Shouldn’t Be Either

on July 21, 2017

Personal finance guru Suze Orman has a huge following. But beware: The self-proclaimed expert has a track record that suggests more sizzle than steak.

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