Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on November 13, 2015

This week: Phone calls that should scare you, saving with bakery outlets, overcoming a challenging workplace, finding an accountant when you need one and situations where introverts shine.

Ask Stacy: Should I Invest in Stock Options?
Ask Stacy: Should I Invest in Stock Options?
on November 10, 2015

Hang around enough investing websites or watch enough investment shows, and sooner or later you’ll hear about stock options. Are they a good way to play the stock market, or a sucker bet?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on November 6, 2015

This week: What to do when a loved one dies, talking cents to your teen diva, money moves to make now, working rules for night owls and how clutter makes you poor.

Ask Stacy: I’m Drowning in Debt. What Can I Do?
Ask Stacy: I’m Drowning in Debt. What Can I Do?
on November 3, 2015

When you’re paying out more than you’re taking in, you’re in trouble. If this is happening to you, or someone you know, here’s a step-by-step guide for what to do.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 30, 2015

This week: How to get your credit ready for the holidays, how to simplify Christmas season, how to save on your wedding reception, why your fixed mortgage payment may vary and why your co-workers may not like you.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Curb Emotional Shopping?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Curb Emotional Shopping?
on October 27, 2015

We all sometimes engage in destructive behavior to address emotional issues. Some use alcohol, others use credit cards. If you’re buying more but enjoying it less, here’s what to do.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 23, 2015

This week: How much debt is too much, how to teach your kids about money, how to make money finding lost gold, why your credit score sucks and the best reasons to quit your job.

Ask Stacy: Will Canceling Credit Cards Hurt My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy: Will Canceling Credit Cards Hurt My Credit Score?
on October 20, 2015

Read the popular press, and it’s easy to believe our credit scores must be constantly tweaked and monitored to keep us alive. It’s a credit score, people, not an ICU patient.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 16, 2015

This week: A new way around the traditional credit score, the meaning of “financial wellness,” globe trotting on credit-card rewards and what “President Trump” would do for your wallet.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 9, 2015

This week: avoiding nervous tics, how to keep your weekend from busting your budget, how to earn $2,000 in credit card bonuses, affordable father-daughter dates and how to force your car to make its own payments.

Ask Stacy: I Don’t Have Enough to Retire. What Can I Do?
Ask Stacy: I Don’t Have Enough to Retire. What Can I Do?
on October 6, 2015

Maybe you can relate: This reader sees retirement looming but, because she hasn’t saved enough, she’s afraid her golden years will be anything but. What can she do?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 2, 2015

This week: Things you don’t realize are holding you back, why your budget isn’t working, jobs you won’t lose to a robot, how not to steal from yourself and how long it takes to improve your credit.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 25, 2015

This week: bad money habits, how much electricity costs, jobs for dogs, things rich people rent and stupidly expensive stuff at Whole Foods.

Ask Stacy: Why Can’t My Son Find a Job?
Ask Stacy: Why Can’t My Son Find a Job?
on September 22, 2015

A reader’s son earned a master’s degree in business, but hasn’t found a job after more than two years of looking. The parents think the problem is a lack of experience. I think it’s something else.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 18, 2015

This week: Donald Trump’s biggest failures, a bad retirement strategy, why layaway isn’t so bad after all, cheaper drinks and little expenses you can cut to make a big difference.

Ask Stacy: Can You Help Me Clean Up My Credit History?
Ask Stacy: Can You Help Me Clean Up My Credit History?
on September 15, 2015

This reader has bad marks on her credit history, is worried they’ll prevent her from getting a job, and wants to get them removed. There are millions of Americans in her shoes.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 11, 2015

This week: Seemingly savvy buys that aren’t, things your bank should tell you that they don’t, cheaper ways to buy sports tickets, how to travel the world for free and how free credit monitoring might mean a bigger tax bill.

Ask Stacy: Is a Credit Union the Best Place for Loans?
Ask Stacy: Is a Credit Union the Best Place for Loans?
on September 8, 2015

This reader is wondering if a credit union is a good place to look for a car loan. The answer? When it comes to both saving and borrowing, credit unions are typically much better than banks.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 4, 2015

This week: How to know when you’re talking to a thief, ice cream substitutes, how to get your security deposit back, why you should kick your grown kids out, and how to save $360 annually with coconut oil.

Ask Stacy: Should I Jump on a Zero Percent Credit Card Offer?
Ask Stacy: Should I Jump on a Zero Percent Credit Card Offer?
on September 1, 2015

Everyone wants a zero percent credit card, but what’s the catch? Here are some things to know about potential flies in the ointment.

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