Stacy Johnson

I'm the founder of Money Talks News and have spent the last 40+ years in the personal finance trenches. I'm a CPA, author of a few books and multiple Emmy recipient. I'm married to a woman I don't deserve, have an awesome dog and live on the water in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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20 Ways to Invest That Don’t Involve the Stock Market

on October 8, 2021

Stocks have provided great returns for decades. But they’re not without risk, especially now. Where else can you put your savings? Here are some ideas.

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How Secure is Social Security?

on October 1, 2021

You’ve seen the headlines: “Social Security to Run Out of Money Sooner Than Expected.” Should you be worried? Probably not. Here’s why.

Mother, father and daughter
Which Is Better: Term or Whole Life Insurance?

on September 27, 2021

You know you need life insurance, but do you know what type of life insurance you need?

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The Biggest Risks You’ll Face in Retirement and How to Prepare

on September 24, 2021

When it comes to retirement, the only certainty is uncertainty. Here are eight retirement risks you’ll face and how to meet and defeat them.

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What’s the Best Medical Alert System?

on September 20, 2021

“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” Here’s how to find the right medical alert plan for you or a loved one.

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How Much Should You Pay for Investment Advice?

on September 17, 2021

Not everyone who pays for financial advice needs it, and not everyone who needs financial advice gets it. Here’s how to figure out what you need and how much to pay for it.

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Should You Buy an Annuity? The Pros and Cons

on September 10, 2021

An annuity is one way to convert retirement savings into a monthly retirement income. But it’s not all wine and roses.

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21 Steps to More Leisure — and Less Labor — in Your Life

on September 6, 2021

Here are some ways to “labor less and leisure more” as you build a smooth path to financial freedom.

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Welcome to the Metaverse

on September 3, 2021

Imagine a digital world where a lifelike version of yourself will shop, travel, play games and hang out with friends and family. It’s coming, and you can invest in it.

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How to Avoid Running Out of Money in Retirement

on August 28, 2021

Unless you’re crazy rich, or just plain crazy, you’re probably at least a little worried about having enough gold for your golden years. Here’s how to feel better about it.

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Ready to Try Cryptocurrency? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

on August 25, 2021

Millionaires are being minted in digital currencies. Is it possible for you to join them?

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The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness

on August 17, 2021

I’ve been offering money advice for more than 35 years. Here are the 10 most important things I’ve learned.

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How to Prepare for the Next Recession or Market Crash

on August 13, 2021

Recessions and plunging markets may be scary, but they’re also when fortunes are made. Here’s how to prepare and prosper during the next downturn.

Suze Orman
6 Reasons I Will Never Trust Suze Orman

on August 12, 2021

Beware: The self-proclaimed personal finance expert has a track record that suggests more sizzle than steak.

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Money Management

on August 6, 2021

Rather lay in a hammock than fuss with the family finances? No problem. Here’s how to stay on top of everything in minutes a year.

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Mid-Year Money Review: 5 Things You Need to Check

on July 30, 2021

Regular checkups can prevent major malfunctions down the road. It’s true for your health and for your money. Here are quick things to look for to make sure you’re in perfect financial health.

Older couple working on a budget
We’re About to Retire: How Can We Be Sure We’ve Saved Enough?

on July 26, 2021

It sure would be nice if there was some way to be absolutely certain the money won’t run out.

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The 10 Worst Retirement Mistakes You Can Make

on July 23, 2021

A lot of people make a lot of common mistakes when it comes to retirement planning. Here’s how you can avoid them.

Inheriting a house
Will I Have to Pay Income Tax on an Inherited House?

on July 23, 2021

It’s nice to inherit. Less so, however, if it means a visit from the tax man.

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How Do I Dispose of Chip Credit Cards?

on July 19, 2021

Destroying unused credit cards used to be easy — you just cut them up. But with today’s chip cards, is that enough?

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