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?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 22, 2016

This week: a robocall strike force, eliminating pet odors, diapers for dogs, the cost to make an EpiPen, and charities that aren’t charitable with their information.

Ask Stacy: Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?
Ask Stacy: Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?
on September 16, 2016

Buying low, selling high: Flipping houses can bring the profits home. But is it as easy as they make it seem on TV?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 15, 2016

This week: Buying a bigger house, simplifying your life, quitting your job and how to go on vacation without getting behind.

Ask Stacy: Can I Put Together My Own Will?
Ask Stacy: Can I Put Together My Own Will?
on September 9, 2016

Sure, you can write your own will. But why would you? Instead use these tools and tips.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 9, 2016

This week: Bringing home the bacon, the perils of catfish, fall travel deals, fixing financial mistakes and the secrets of barcodes.

For Labor Day — 5 Tips to Labor Less
For Labor Day — 5 Tips to Labor Less
on September 5, 2016

Most of us would like to spend more of our lives at leisure and less at labor. Here are some simple tips to make it happen.

A Labor Day Salute to You — the American Worker
A Labor Day Salute to You — the American Worker
on September 5, 2016

Labor Day is a celebration of American workers and their families. Learn more about the history of this great day.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Get Out of My Time-Share Without Being Robbed?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Get Out of My Time-Share Without Being Robbed?
on September 2, 2016

Like marriage, hammocks and car leases, time-shares are a lot easier to get into than out of. Here’s everything you need to know before you buy (or what you wish you’d known before you bought).

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on September 1, 2016

This week: horrible paint colors, using meetup.com to save money, weird job seeking stunts, being a work martyr and apps to turn your old clothes into money.

7 Questions to Ask Before Paying a Robo-Adviser
7 Questions to Ask Before Paying a Robo-Adviser
on August 30, 2016

It used to be if you needed investment advice, you paid a human for it. These days, you can hire a robo-adviser for half the price. Are they as good?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 25, 2016

This week: How restaurant menus make you spend, how perception shapes reality, how bad student debt really is, when to start saving for college and money tips from HBO’s John Oliver.

How to Earn Extra Money by Doing Things You’re Already Doing
How to Earn Extra Money by Doing Things You’re Already Doing
on August 21, 2016

Last year I earned more than $50,000 through this cash back site. Here’s how I did it.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Stop Robocalls, Junk Mail and Spam?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Stop Robocalls, Junk Mail and Spam?
on August 19, 2016

The bad news: There’s no way to completely eliminate junk calls, mail and email. The good news: You can slow the flood to a trickle in a matter of minutes. Here’s how.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 18, 2016

This week: What bars can teach you about business, 10 cheap ways to improve yourself, how not to fight about money, how to succeed as an entrepreneur and the 10 things millennials won’t buy.

Ask Stacy: Millennials Are Ruining This Country … Aren’t They?
Ask Stacy: Millennials Are Ruining This Country … Aren’t They?
on August 12, 2016

A reader is concerned that the younger generation is pushing the country to the brink of disaster. He must not remember the ’60s.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 11, 2016

This week: How to get the lowest possible credit score, home money pits, how to add hours to your week, whether college is still worth it and whether you should still own a Vanguard index fund.

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