2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Lend Money to My Kids?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Lend Money to My Kids?

on December 3, 2018

We’ve all been there: Friends or family ask for a loan. Here’s what to do the next time it happens to you.

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb
8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb

on December 2, 2018

What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things that you think make you look good, but really make you look silly.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Cancel My Credit Card?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Cancel My Credit Card?

on November 26, 2018

If you’re not using a credit card, should you formally cancel it, or just throw it in a drawer and forget about it? The answer may surprise you.

6 Tips to Avoid Rip-Offs
6 Tips to Avoid Rip-Offs

on November 22, 2018

Before you send money to anyone for a product or service, make sure to ask these key questions.

2-Minute Money Manager: How Can I Find a Good Tax Accountant?
2-Minute Money Manager: How Can I Find a Good Tax Accountant?

on November 20, 2018

Tax season is right around the corner. Good accountants can be worth their weight in gold. Here’s how to find one.

2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Find a Good Financial Adviser?
2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Find a Good Financial Adviser?

on November 13, 2018

No matter what they call themselves — from financial planner to stockbroker or investment manager — their answer to this simple question can help you decide where to get advice.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest My Health Savings Account in Stocks?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest My Health Savings Account in Stocks?

on November 12, 2018

HSAs are a great way to save on income taxes while putting aside money to meet medical expenses. But should you put that money at risk by investing it in stocks?

Ask Stacy: Where Can I Get Social Security Advice?
Ask Stacy: Where Can I Get Social Security Advice?

on November 6, 2018

Choosing the proper claiming strategy can mean thousands more in Social Security money over your lifetime. Here’s how to find an inexpensive expert who can help.

2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Know When It’s Time to Sell My Stocks?
2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Know When It’s Time to Sell My Stocks?

on November 5, 2018

Investing in stocks means confronting two nerve-wracking questions: When should you buy, and when should you sell? Here’s a simple rule of thumb that will help.

5 Wise Things to Do With Your ‘Free’ Hour This Sunday
5 Wise Things to Do With Your ‘Free’ Hour This Sunday

on November 2, 2018

You can sleep an extra 60 minutes this weekend thanks to the end of daylight saving time. Or, you can reinvest that time so it pays dividends year-round.

5 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Investment Returns
5 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Investment Returns

on October 31, 2018

Stock market investing may seem like rocket science, but it’s simpler than you think. You just need to avoid these five potential blunders.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest With ETFs?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest With ETFs?

on October 30, 2018

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, combine the best of both stocks and mutual funds. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Slash the Cost of Raising Kids
How to Slash the Cost of Raising Kids

on October 24, 2018

The government says the cost of raising children is soaring. We say there are plenty of ways to trim the tab.

2-Minute Money Manager: Why Won’t My Credit Score Go Up?
2-Minute Money Manager: Why Won’t My Credit Score Go Up?

on October 23, 2018

You’re doing everything perfectly, but your credit score isn’t perfect. What’s the problem? Here’s how to raise your credit score.

2-Minute Money Manager: Where Can Seniors Find Jobs?
2-Minute Money Manager: Where Can Seniors Find Jobs?

on October 22, 2018

If you’re middle-aged or older, finding a job can be a job in itself. Here are some tips that will make it easier.

How to Avoid 10 of the World’s Most Infuriating Fees
How to Avoid 10 of the World’s Most Infuriating Fees

on October 16, 2018

Unreasonable fees are the financial equivalent of a cold slap in the face. Here’s how to steer clear of them.

2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Best Way to Protect My Passwords and Stay Safe Online?
2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Best Way to Protect My Passwords and Stay Safe Online?

on October 16, 2018

If you use the same password for everything — or use simple passwords so you can remember them — stop what you’re doing and read this.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Dental Insurance?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Dental Insurance?

on October 15, 2018

Insurance can be important, but some types of coverage are poor buys. Here’s why dental insurance may not be worth the money.

Dow Loses Another 545 Points: Is This the Big One?
Dow Loses Another 545 Points: Is This the Big One?

on October 11, 2018

The Dow has now lost more than 5 percent of its value in 24 hours. Here is why that worries me more than the declines earlier this year.

2-Minute Money Manager: I’m 50 — Should I Go Back to School for a Master’s Degree?
2-Minute Money Manager: I’m 50 — Should I Go Back to School for a Master’s Degree?

on October 8, 2018

A lot of middle-aged people go back to school for a graduate or undergraduate degree. Good idea? It depends. Here’s what you need to know.

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