Ask Stacy — How Do I Invest in a Mutual Fund?
Ask Stacy — How Do I Invest in a Mutual Fund?

on June 9, 2017

A reader is interested in investing in a stock mutual fund, but wants to know exactly how to go about it. Here’s the answer, step by step.

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

on June 7, 2017

This week: June freebies, stopping food waste, most-popular Father’s Day gifts, entrepreneurial advice and the biggest regrets homeowners face.

Ask Stacy — How Do I Find Work When I’m Over 50?
Ask Stacy — How Do I Find Work When I’m Over 50?

on June 2, 2017

When you’re past your prime, finding work can be frustrating. But you can reinvent yourself. I know because I’ve done it.

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

on June 1, 2017

This week: Paying down debt versus adding to savings, financially illiterate boomers, five horrible buys, how social media makes you spend, and gift card hacks you need to know.

10 Golden Rules to Avoid Getting Scammed
10 Golden Rules to Avoid Getting Scammed

on May 30, 2017

We have all been ripped off. If you want to avoid that sickening feeling in the future, follow these simple rules.

Want to Be Rich? Here’s All the Advice You’ll Ever Need, in 10 Simple Sentences
Want to Be Rich? Here’s All the Advice You’ll Ever Need, in 10 Simple Sentences

on May 29, 2017

I’ve been giving financial advice for 40 years, and I’m a millionaire several times over. Here are the 10 best bits of financial advice I’ve both given and taken.

Ask Stacy — I Got Ripped Off by an Online Store. What Can I Do?
Ask Stacy — I Got Ripped Off by an Online Store. What Can I Do?

on May 26, 2017

This reader ordered something online and never received it. She feels helpless, but she shouldn’t. She has powerful weapons at her disposal.

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

on May 25, 2017

This week: getting rid of the hard to get rid of, how Trump is hurting honeymoons, reaching your goals, combating financial ignorance and the saving secrets of 13 popular stores.

Smarter Smartphone Service — How to Get Free Talk, Texts and Data
Smarter Smartphone Service — How to Get Free Talk, Texts and Data

on May 20, 2017

If you’re on a contract with one of the big carriers, you could easily be wasting hundreds of dollars every year.

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.

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