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.

Money with Stacy Johnson
How to Pick the Perfect Financial Adviser

on October 23, 2020

A financial adviser can be worth their weight in gold — or become the ultimate nightmare.

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Trump vs Biden: Who Is Better for Social Security?

on October 17, 2020

Biden says Trump will bankrupt Social Security within three years. Trump claims Biden tried to cut Social Security for decades. Here’s who’s closer to the truth.

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Trump vs. Biden: Who Is Better for Income Taxes?

on October 9, 2020

Biden says he’ll only raise taxes on the rich. Trump says we’ll all pay more. Who’s telling the truth?

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7 Ways to Slay Your Fear of the Stock Market

on October 3, 2020

It’s normal to be concerned about risking your savings. But if fear of loss has you paralyzed, read this.

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Trump vs. Biden: Who Is Best for Stocks and Home Values?

on October 2, 2020

Biden says he’ll be great for the economy. Trump says Biden will ruin both the stock and real estate markets. Here’s the truth.

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6 Proven Ways to Make a Dishonest Living

on September 30, 2020

Ready to make some easy money for a change?

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Should I Get a Reverse Mortgage?

on September 28, 2020

For some, reverse mortgages are a perfect way to get extra retirement income. But they’re not for everyone.

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How I Used the Stock Market to Turn $1,500 Into $1 Million

on September 25, 2020

In this week’s podcast: Index funds are the foundation of successful long-term investing. But that doesn’t mean you should never buy the stocks of individual companies.

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How Playing Games Can Make You Richer

on September 11, 2020

Games aren’t just for kids. They can also help you save more and spend less.

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The Anatomy of a Debt Crisis

on September 4, 2020

In this week’s podcast: We talk to someone I know who describes what it’s like to dig a debt hole — and to finally fix it.

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How to Avoid the Most Common Investing Errors

on August 28, 2020

In this week’s podcast: investment traps that are easy — and expensive — to fall into.

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My 10 Dumbest Money Moves

on August 14, 2020

In this week’s podcast: financial lessons I had to learn the hard way.

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Where Stocks and Real Estate Go From Here

on August 7, 2020

In this week’s podcast: While nobody knows for sure what will happen to housing and stock prices next, here’s our best guess.

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The Golden Rules of Retiring Rich

on July 31, 2020

In this week’s podcast: You don’t need a big income to achieve financial freedom. But you will need to follow these steps.

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Hobbies You Can Turn Into a Business

on July 24, 2020

In this week’s podcast: More than 20 hobbies you can use to make a little extra money or maybe even jump-start a new career.

OK, Boomer? At Least We’re Not Running Around Killing People
OK, Boomer? At Least We’re Not Running Around Killing People

on July 19, 2020

The world is already tough enough without people selfishly stealing the health and wealth of others.

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Simple Tips to Cut Hundreds From Your Insurance Bills

on July 17, 2020

In this week’s podcast: How to avoid some types of insurance and save hundreds — even thousands — of dollars on the rest.

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How Long Should I Keep My Tax Returns?

on July 13, 2020

Keeping your tax returns and all the paperwork supporting them isn’t as much of a pain as it used to be. Here’s why.

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7 Ways to Save a Small Fortune on Razor Blades

and on July 13, 2020

There are simple things you can do to cut the cost of shaving.

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How Online Ads Are Destroying the World

on July 4, 2020

In this week’s podcast: How ad technology is turning many American minds to mush — and what you can do about it.

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