Ask Stacy: Do Unpaid Bills Expire, or Will I Owe Them Forever?
Ask Stacy: Do Unpaid Bills Expire, or Will I Owe Them Forever?

on December 8, 2015

If you receive a bill from a collection agency for a debt that’s 10 years old, do you have to pay it? If you think the statute of limitations automatically lets you off the hook, think again.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on December 4, 2015

This week: Dealing with debt collectors, reducing holiday stress, getting paid to be a bridesmaid, weird and cheap gift ideas and money mistakes everybody makes but nobody talks about.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight an Unfair Medical Bill?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight an Unfair Medical Bill?

on December 1, 2015

This reader went to the doctor to have a single tick removed, and now it’s the $750 bill that’s under her skin. Is there any way she can get it reduced?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on November 27, 2015

This week: Candidates and college costs, cutting food waste, how to make $40 an hour being a mom, how losing weight saves money, and things not to do during a job interview.

Ready to Start Shopping? Here Are Links to Special Deals at Your Favorite Stores
Ready to Start Shopping? Here Are Links to Special Deals at Your Favorite Stores

on November 25, 2015

Watching the clock at work today, counting the minutes till the holiday? Don’t just sit there: Here are links to some super deals at your favorite stores, including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Target, Amazon and more!

Ask Stacy: Should I File Bankruptcy? If I Do, Should I Feel Guilty?
Ask Stacy: Should I File Bankruptcy? If I Do, Should I Feel Guilty?

on November 24, 2015

A reader has been advised to file bankruptcy but doesn’t feel right about avoiding her debts. Should she feel guilty about filing bankruptcy? Would you?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on November 20, 2015

This week: How to stay in the same job for 70 years, holiday party tips, the worst work-from-home jobs, holiday budgeting, and how to stop skipping exercise.

Ask Stacy: Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy: Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?

on November 17, 2015

Paying attention to your credit report and score is responsible. But unless you’re planning on borrowing soon, there’s no reason to lose sleep over the little things.

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.

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