Ask Stacy: Should I Refinance My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: Should I Refinance My Mortgage?
on November 5, 2010

While deciding whether to refinance your mortgage may seem mysterious, when you boil it down, it’s just simple math.

Paying Off the Plastic? Here’s a New Use for an Old Card
Paying Off the Plastic? Here’s a New Use for an Old Card
on November 4, 2010

Tired of holding your smart phone in your hand while you watch your favorite shows or movies? Here’s a way to use an old credit card to create a nifty stand.

Fannie, Freddie Yank Foreclosures From Firm Investigated by Money Talks
Fannie, Freddie Yank Foreclosures From Firm Investigated by Money Talks
on November 3, 2010

We were one of the first news organizations in the country to disclose the ongoing foreclosure fiasco. The firm at the heart of our story is now losing a ton of business.

How the Elections Will Impact Your Savings
How the Elections Will Impact Your Savings
on November 3, 2010

If you have 401(k) or other savings in the stock market, you’ve gotten a little richer over the last several months as a Republican victory became more likely. Now that it’s happened, will the party continue?

Consumer Reports Names Hottest Holiday Gifts
Consumer Reports Names Hottest Holiday Gifts
on November 3, 2010

62 percent of us plan to give a gift card this year – but 27 percent of those who got one last year still haven’t used it yet.

6 Tips to Avoiding Flight Delays
6 Tips to Avoiding Flight Delays
on November 3, 2010

There’s nothing more frustrating than rushing to the airport only to find that your flight has been delayed. Here are six tips to keep that experience to a minimum this travel season.

Federal Reserve Board Clarifies Credit Card Rules
Federal Reserve Board Clarifies Credit Card Rules
on November 2, 2010

The Federal Reserve Board recently acted to clarify recent credit card rules to remove uncertainty and make credit card statements easier to understand.

Colleges Rake in $83 Million From Credit Card Companies
Colleges Rake in $83 Million From Credit Card Companies
on November 2, 2010

Card issuers are willing to pay millions for valuable information from colleges and alumni associations, which could include phone numbers, e-mail addresses and physical addresses of members.

Viewer question: Can I Get a Government Grant for My Small Business?
Viewer question: Can I Get a Government Grant for My Small Business?
on November 1, 2010

There’s a special place in hell reserved for people who steal money from those who can least afford to lose it. Don’t make them rich while they wait for their slot to open.

Health Care Without Insurance – $50/Month?
Health Care Without Insurance – $50/Month?
on November 1, 2010

What if doctor’s offices were like gym memberships: pay $50 monthly and come as often as you like: no insurance, no deductible, no paperwork, no bill.

Ask Stacy: Do I Have Too Many Credit Cards?
Ask Stacy: Do I Have Too Many Credit Cards?
on October 29, 2010

Reader question: I’ve got 10 credit cards, most with zero balances. I’d like to close some – but won’t that hurt my credit score?

What You Need to Know Before Raiding Your Retirement Plan
What You Need to Know Before Raiding Your Retirement Plan
on October 29, 2010

Tough economic times have forced more employees than ever to raid their 401(k) retirement accounts. But before you even think about going down this road, read this.

Accept $10.5 Million, or Get Arrested – What Should I Do?
Accept $10.5 Million, or Get Arrested – What Should I Do?
on October 28, 2010

Despite getting hundreds of stupid scam emails over the years, this one literally made me laugh out loud. But it’s depressing to think there’s even one person anywhere in the world this stupid.

5 Tips to Find the Right Debt Relief Agency
5 Tips to Find the Right Debt Relief Agency
on October 27, 2010

If you’re not careful, some debt relief agencies will just cause you more grief. Before you sign up, get the low down.

Four Reasons You Should Give Your Health Insurance a Checkup – Stat
Four Reasons You Should Give Your Health Insurance a Checkup – Stat
on October 24, 2010

If you’ve got an individual health insurance policy that was issued before March 23, 2010, it’s probably time to shop for a new one. Because new provisions of the health care reform law could help you save hundreds on medical bills.

Foreclosure Mess: More Shoes to Drop?
Foreclosure Mess: More Shoes to Drop?
on October 22, 2010

Robo-signers attesting to foreclosure lawsuits they haven’t read is a serious problem. But that could be the tip of a very big iceberg.

Under Fire: Mixing Credit Reports With Hiring Decisions
Under Fire: Mixing Credit Reports With Hiring Decisions
on October 21, 2010

Employers are increasingly turning to credit scores to help screen applicants who may be unreliable or a risk of theft. But many states are questioning using credit scores to judge someone’s job qualifications.

Tired Robo-Signers Let Other People Sign Their Names
Tired Robo-Signers Let Other People Sign Their Names
on October 20, 2010

Feel sorry for the poor robo-signer who had to sign 1,000 foreclosure files a day? Then here’s some good news: allegations are now surfacing that at least one robo-signer got help from co-workers.

The Mother of All Foreclosure Mistakes
The Mother of All Foreclosure Mistakes
on October 20, 2010

Imagine standing in your front yard and watching as a car pulls up. A stranger gets out, walks up to you, verifies your identity, then serves you with foreclosure papers. Now imagine that you’ve never missed a mortgage payment in your life.

3 Things You’d Better Know Before You Live Together
3 Things You’d Better Know Before You Live Together
on October 20, 2010

About to take the next step and move in with your partner? Here’s some advice on how to merge your money – ignore it at your peril.

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