Stop and Think: How Much House Can You Really Afford?
Stop and Think: How Much House Can You Really Afford?
on August 20, 2015

How to figure out if you can afford the house you want, and what to do if you can’t.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 14, 2015

This week: When to demand a refund, how to haggle with wedding vendors, how to find local farmers, trimming your back-to-school expenses and building credit without credit cards.

Ask Stacy: What Happens If I Die With Debt?
Ask Stacy: What Happens If I Die With Debt?
on August 11, 2015

It’s not uncommon for credit card companies and others to attempt to collect debts after death. But is it legal?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 7, 2015

This week: How student loan debt is destroying would-be entrepreneurs, how you’re rinsing and spitting money down the drain, tricks to save on overseas travel, credit score killers and the world’s craziest frugal hotels.

Ask Stacy: I’m Afraid to Leave an Inheritance for My Kids – What Should I Do?
Ask Stacy: I’m Afraid to Leave an Inheritance for My Kids – What Should I Do?
on August 4, 2015

A reader wants to leave her money to her kids, but she’s afraid they’ll blow it. It’s a common problem, and one without an ideal solution.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on July 31, 2015

This week: Why some hate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, why you underestimate costs, the best and worst generic buys, advanced dumpster diving and yard sale etiquette.

Ask Stacy: What Happens If My Investment Account Is Hacked?
Ask Stacy: What Happens If My Investment Account Is Hacked?
on July 28, 2015

You’d assume that if the money in your IRA or 401(k) is stolen, you’re covered. Bad assumption. If you’ve got any kind of brokerage account, stop what you’re doing and read this.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on July 24, 2015

This week: Ways to ditch the 6 percent agent fee when selling your house, the value of hiring a semi-pro, money moves for LGBT couples, the case for buying a drone and more.

Ask Stacy: Is It Possible to Make a Living Trading Stocks?
Ask Stacy: Is It Possible to Make a Living Trading Stocks?
on July 21, 2015

A reader wants to pursue a career as an active trader and investor. Can he do it? Sure, at least theoretically.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on July 17, 2015

This week: Truisms about retirement that are no longer true, what if you’ve hidden debt from your partner, how to handle income disparity in marriage,10 awesome sayings about savings and more.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Rates and APRs?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Rates and APRs?
on July 14, 2015

Shopping for a house is more fun than shopping for a mortgage, but if you do it right, mortgage shopping isn’t that hard and can pay off big time. Here’s how.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on July 10, 2015

This week: unexpected uses for laundry detergent, debt lessons from dictators, how to learn a language for free, how to avoid scholarship scams and nine important ages for retirement planning.

Ask Stacy: Which Is Better — Dividend or Growth Stocks?
Ask Stacy: Which Is Better — Dividend or Growth Stocks?
on July 7, 2015

This reader wants to know whether he’s better off buying fast-growing stocks or stocks that pay dividends. Here’s why it’s useful to have both types, and even better to have the rare stocks (like Apple) that offer growth and dividends.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on July 3, 2015

This week, wisdom on dealing with the debt collector, how to wrench kids from screens in the summer, freelancing for college students, strange jobs and shedding emotional baggage.

Ask Stacy: When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?
Ask Stacy: When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?
on June 30, 2015

There’s one type of insurance you often have to buy, but don’t get to shop: mortgage insurance. Here’s how it works and what you can do to get rid of it.

Get Your Money Questions Answered and Help Others With Theirs
Get Your Money Questions Answered and Help Others With Theirs
on June 30, 2015

Welcome to a new place where you can speak your mind, explore topics in depth and, most important, post questions and get answers. Let’s get started!

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on June 26, 2015

What new grads wish they’d learned about money, how to live rent-free, how to make a profit buying and selling books, things people do to kill time at work and more.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Rebuild My Credit?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Rebuild My Credit?
on June 23, 2015

This reader filed for bankruptcy and wonders if a secured credit card will help him rebuild his credit. Here’s the answer for him, as well as anyone looking to build, or rebuild, their credit.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on June 19, 2015

This week: Things you’re forgetting to clean, how banks are screwing college students, an epic summer adventure idea, how to declutter your kids rooms and how to live on $12,000 a year.

Ask Stacy: The Definitive Guide to Slashing the Cost of Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
Ask Stacy: The Definitive Guide to Slashing the Cost of Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
on June 16, 2015

If you’re still buying glasses the traditional way, you’re likely paying twice as much as you should. Here’s where to get the best deals on every kind of glasses, from reading to sun.

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