21 Top Tips for Less Labor, More Leisure
21 Top Tips for Less Labor, More Leisure

on September 4, 2017

Here are some proven ways to free up more time in the short run and build a smooth path to financial freedom in the long term.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?

on September 1, 2017

This reader thinks her property taxes are too high and wants to appeal her assessment. I’ve been successful challenging mine in two different cities. Here’s how I did it.

Ask Stacy: Can I Repair My Own Credit?
Ask Stacy: Can I Repair My Own Credit?

on August 27, 2017

Maintaining a clean credit history is important. Here’s a simple, step-by-step guide to make sure yours is in top shape.

Ask Stacy: What Should I Do With a Windfall?
Ask Stacy: What Should I Do With a Windfall?

on August 23, 2017

Wednesday night’s $700-million Powerball drawing has rekindled an old question: How should you handle a lump sum of money that lands in your lap? Here’s a step-by-step guide for doing things right.

6 Traits of the Successful Self-Employed
6 Traits of the Successful Self-Employed

on August 17, 2017

I’ve been a successful entrepreneur for 36 years and have been working entirely at home for 27. What to join me? Here’s what it takes.

Stop and Think: How Much House Can You Really Afford?
Stop and Think: How Much House Can You Really Afford?

on August 15, 2017

A house is a big investment. Here’s how to figure out if you can afford the one you want, and what to do if you can’t.

Ask Stacy — How Can I Rebuild My Credit After a Bankruptcy?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Rebuild My Credit After a Bankruptcy?

on August 11, 2017

Starting out or starting over: Not easy, maybe, but simple.

The Stock Market’s in Nosebleed Territory — Time to Get Out?
The Stock Market’s in Nosebleed Territory — Time to Get Out?

on August 9, 2017

With valuations stretched, and markets setting records, is there no place to go but down?

50 Ways to Make a Fast $50 (or Lots More!)
50 Ways to Make a Fast $50 (or Lots More!)

on August 5, 2017

Need to make a quick buck?

Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Higher Limit on My Credit Card?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Higher Limit on My Credit Card?

on August 4, 2017

This reader wants to increase his credit line to build his credit, but his bank isn’t cooperating. The solution is simple …

Ask Stacy — Can I Really Get a No-Cost Mortgage?
Ask Stacy — Can I Really Get a No-Cost Mortgage?

on July 28, 2017

Some mortgage lenders claim you can refinance to a lower rate at “no cost.” Don’t believe them.

The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness
The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness

on July 24, 2017

I’ve been offering money advice for more than 30 years. Here are the 10 most important things I’ve learned about making more money and being happier while you do it.

6 Reasons I’m No Fan of Suze Orman and You Shouldn’t Be Either
6 Reasons I’m No Fan of Suze Orman and You Shouldn’t Be Either

on July 21, 2017

Personal finance guru Suze Orman has a huge following. But beware: The self-proclaimed expert has a track record that suggests more sizzle than steak.

Ask Stacy — 8 Tips to Get Credit When You Don’t Have Any
Ask Stacy — 8 Tips to Get Credit When You Don’t Have Any

on July 14, 2017

This young reader wants to know how to deal with a common credit conundrum: How are you supposed to build a credit history when you keep getting turned down for lack of a credit history?

Ask Stacy — Is My Investment Adviser Charging Too Much?
Ask Stacy — Is My Investment Adviser Charging Too Much?

on July 7, 2017

Some advisers charge by the hour, some by commissions, some with an annual fee, like a mutual fund. Which is best?

Ask Stacy — 10 Simple Steps to Prevent Rip-Offs, Ransomware and Cyber Attacks
Ask Stacy — 10 Simple Steps to Prevent Rip-Offs, Ransomware and Cyber Attacks

on June 30, 2017

While it may seem that big companies would be better able to protect themselves than us little guys, keeping us safe is actually much easier. Here’s all you have to do.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on June 29, 2017

This week: How to stop living paycheck to paycheck, taxes for expats, habits that lead to divorce, how much to pay for wedding music and how to get store clerks to give you a deal.

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams Without Making a Budget
The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams Without Making a Budget

on June 29, 2017

Budgets are about deprivation and discipline. No wonder they’re hard to stick to. Here’s an idea: Make a spending plan that compels you to reach your goals instead.

Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5 — A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on June 22, 2017

This week: Protecting your Social Security, how living trusts work, bad money decisions, tough talk and how it pays to be single.

Ask Stacy — I Should Be Able to Trust Your Ads, Shouldn’t I?
Ask Stacy — I Should Be Able to Trust Your Ads, Shouldn’t I?

on June 16, 2017

Here’s what you need to know about advertisers on the internet.

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