Ask Stacy — What’s the Best Way to Save for My Kid’s College?
Ask Stacy — What’s the Best Way to Save for My Kid’s College?
on May 19, 2017

When it comes to saving for college, there are lots of options. Here’s everything you need to know in as few words as possible.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on May 18, 2017

This week: expensive retirement mistakes, paying off every kind of debt, picking the right summer camp, saving on everything you buy online and who gives the best wedding gifts.

The True Cost of Bad Credit
The True Cost of Bad Credit
on May 18, 2017

A drop in your credit score means more than paying higher interest rates for loans. Here’s how it can mortgage your future and risk your retirement nest egg.

Ask Stacy — Should I Buy an Extended Car Warranty?
Ask Stacy — Should I Buy an Extended Car Warranty?
on May 12, 2017

There are two types of people: those who can’t stand the idea of unexpected expenses, and those who can’t stand the idea of paying for protection they don’t need.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on May 11, 2017

This week: How to slash next year’s tax bill, where your dog will be vacationing this year, why you’re not rich, IRS debt collection and how to sweat less this summer.

Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Delinquency Off of My Credit Report?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Delinquency Off of My Credit Report?
on May 5, 2017

A reader and her husband were surprised to find a delinquent account on his credit history, and now they need to clean it up before they apply for a mortgage. Possible? Yes. I know it is because I’ve done it myself.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on May 4, 2017

This week: how envy keeps you poor, why women don’t seek enough financial guidance, four expenses to cut, 50 ways to deal with debt collectors and how to build credit.

Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?
on April 28, 2017

Here’s how to improve your credit score if you have debt in collections. Paying it off may or may not be the answer.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on April 27, 2017

This week: Dealing with income emergencies, best jobs for seniors, a tax deduction in danger, how health makes wealth and how a snowflake can help with your debts.

Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
on April 21, 2017

Is there a way to pay off a 30-year mortgage in seven years by using sophisticated techniques? No, but there are simple ways to pay off your mortgage early.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on April 20, 2017

This week: Indestructible products you need to buy, why boomer women face a different financial future than men, the scoop on all-inclusive resorts, why your parents are mum about your inheritance and why you should never buy a new car.

12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
on April 14, 2017

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that President Trump is attacking regulations and funding that was intended to help regular American consumers.

Ask Stacy — Should I Borrow $80,000 or Forget Art School?
Ask Stacy — Should I Borrow $80,000 or Forget Art School?
on April 13, 2017

This high school senior faces a choice: lose out on the opportunity to attend a prestigious college, or borrow 80 grand. Are those really the only options?

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on April 13, 2017

This week: avoiding vacation scams, keeping your hair, grammar mistakes you’re probably making, how work leads to debt and how to get through airport security without an I.D.

How I Got a Perfect 850 FICO Credit Score
How I Got a Perfect 850 FICO Credit Score
on April 11, 2017

My FICO credit score is a perfect 850. Here’s how I did it, without resorting to all sorts of tricky maneuvers.

Ask Stacy: How Can You Go to Europe for 10 Days With Just a Carry-On?
Ask Stacy: How Can You Go to Europe for 10 Days With Just a Carry-On?
on April 7, 2017

I mentioned in a recent article that my wife and I had traveled to Europe for nearly two weeks with only one carry-on each. This reader wants specifics on how we did it.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on April 6, 2017

This week: Tax refunds as credit boosters, selling your stuff online, mulling the merits of a second home, side hustle solutions and keeping your life clutter-free.

Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?
Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?
on April 6, 2017

Services like BillCutterz and BillFixers will negotiate your cable, internet, phone and other monthly bills in exchange for a share of the savings. I tried it: Here’s what happened.

Check Us Out!
Check Us Out!
on April 5, 2017

Today we launched something entirely new, months in the making. You’re going to like it.

Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?
Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?
on March 30, 2017

Mark’s getting married soon, but in the meantime, his fiancee needs a car. Which one of them should sign for the loan?

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