Giving Thanks: Why Foreigners Find America Amazing
Giving Thanks: Why Foreigners Find America Amazing
on November 24, 2016

Some things that Americans take for granted, foreigners find strange, hilarious or even offensive. Read on to see how thankful we should be for the things we have.

Ask Stacy: Insurance Price Is Important, but What About Company Quality?
Ask Stacy: Insurance Price Is Important, but What About Company Quality?
on November 17, 2016

The internet is full of tips about lowering the cost of insurance. But how about some advice on getting what you pay for?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on November 17, 2016

This week: How to get promoted, get paid for your hobby, get out of arbitration clauses, be a successful entrepreneur and survive Mondays.

Ask Stacy: Are Service Plans and Extended Warranties Worth It?
Ask Stacy: Are Service Plans and Extended Warranties Worth It?
on November 11, 2016

Should you buy a service contract or extended warranty? My answer has always been no. These days, however, I’m less sure. Here’s why.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on November 10, 2016

This week: Avoiding bankruptcy, how to save more, switching mobile phone carriers, dealing with expired debt and eliminating clutter.

Ask Stacy: How Am I Supposed to Live on Social Security Alone?
Ask Stacy: How Am I Supposed to Live on Social Security Alone?
on November 4, 2016

A reader just retired and is worried that her retirement income won’t be enough. She should be.

Daylight Saving Time Is Ending: 5 Ways to Spend Your Free Hour
Daylight Saving Time Is Ending: 5 Ways to Spend Your Free Hour
on November 3, 2016

Sure, you can sleep an extra 60 minutes. But here are some worthwhile ways to reinvest that time so it pays big dividends.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on November 3, 2016

This week: Cheating on your spouse about money, how the new economy isn’t, first-time homeowner blues, why working women have it rough and who can take your wages.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 27, 2016

This week: saving on your next cruise, using automatic bill payments, talking politics at work, entrepreneurs who hate tech and why everyone you work with thinks you’re a slacker.

Ask Stacy: Should I Borrow From My Retirement Account to Pay Debts?
Ask Stacy: Should I Borrow From My Retirement Account to Pay Debts?
on October 21, 2016

One in 5 Americans able to borrow from their 401(k)s have done so. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 20, 2016

This week: Multitasking and money, dealing with work mistakes, money and sex, cheap ways to stay smart and getting paid what you’re worth.

How to Avoid 10 of the World’s Most Infuriating Fees
How to Avoid 10 of the World’s Most Infuriating Fees
on October 18, 2016

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

Ask Stacy: Can I Have My Student Loans Forgiven?
Ask Stacy: Can I Have My Student Loans Forgiven?
on October 14, 2016

A reader wants to know whether it’s possible to get out from under student loans by having them forgiven. Here’s the must-know if you have student loans.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 13, 2016

This week: How to live on $3/day, homemade deodorant, why interest rates will stay low, how the government helps entrepreneurs and 21st century money management.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Get Credit Without Credit?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Get Credit Without Credit?
on October 7, 2016

It’s the old chicken/egg story. This reader can’t get credit because she has no credit history. But is that really the problem? I think not.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on October 6, 2016

This week: where consumer laws are lacking, lessons from Grandma, Trump’s child care proposal, millennials’ money and stupid places to leave cash.

Ask Stacy: Do I Really Need to Wait Until Age 70 to Collect Social Security?
Ask Stacy: Do I Really Need to Wait Until Age 70 to Collect Social Security?
on September 30, 2016

Many financial advisers, including me, often say to wait till the last possible minute to start taking Social Security. Why are we trying to keep people from having a nice life?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 29, 2016

This week: Considering rental property, saving money with Facebook, what you should know about health savings accounts, debt collection mistakes and five wild, but cheap, rides.

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb
8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb
on September 27, 2016

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

Ask Stacy: How Can I Know I’ll Have Enough to Retire?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Know I’ll Have Enough to Retire?
on September 23, 2016

One online calculator tells this reader he’s on track; another tells him he needs to save half his salary from now until the day he retires. Which should he believe?

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