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.

Am I Eligible for a Health Savings Account?
Am I Eligible for a Health Savings Account?

on May 25, 2020

HSAs are awesome. But there’s one rather large group of people who don’t get to take advantage of them.

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How Do You Waste Money? Let’s Count the Ways

on May 22, 2020

In this week’s podcast: a list of purchases you make that you could be getting for much less, or even free.

Will Lowering My Credit Card Limit Hurt My Credit Score?
Will Lowering My Credit Card Limit Hurt My Credit Score?

on May 18, 2020

Having less available credit should make you less of a risk. But sometimes it has the opposite effect.

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What the Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Building an Emergency Fund

on May 15, 2020

Find your emergency fund is too skinny? Here’s how to stretch those dollars and fatten it up.

Self-employed restaurant owner
6 Traits of the Successful Self-Employed

on May 11, 2020

I’ve been a successful entrepreneur for 39 years and have been working entirely at home for 29. Want to join me? Here’s what it takes.

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How to Supersize Your Retirement Nest Egg

on May 8, 2020

Whether retirement is around the corner or decades away, there are some simple tips that will help you fatten your savings. That’s what we’re talking about on this week’s podcast.

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Your Top 5 Retirement Questions, Answered

on May 2, 2020

How much will you need to retire? How should you invest? When should you take Social Security? Should you buy an annuity? Everyone has retirement questions. Here are your answers.

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Simplifying Your Finances and Your Life, Step by Step

on May 1, 2020

Ready to simplify your life, both financially and otherwise? I’ve got simple tips to do it in this week’s podcast.

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What’s the Best Way to Borrow From Friends or Family?

on April 27, 2020

If you are going to borrow money from — or lend money to — a friend or relative, at least do it correctly.

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Avoiding the Most Common Online Shopping Mistakes

on April 24, 2020

If you’re doing a lot of shopping online — and who isn’t during the pandemic? — beware these blunders.

How Will a Car Repossession Affect My Credit?
How Will a Car Repossession Affect My Credit?

on April 20, 2020

Here’s what happens when there’s no place to go but up.

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Simple Tips to Radically Improve Your Financial Life

on April 17, 2020

Here are some simple things you can do to immediately make more, spend less, stay organized and otherwise improve your financial life.

Family moving
10 Ways to Save Money on Moving, and Minimize the Headaches

on April 15, 2020

Here’s how to avoid scams and keep the expense under control.

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Staying Alive: How to Make Money in a Recession

on April 3, 2020

In this podcast we talk about how to know when the market has bottomed, how to spend your coronavirus check and how to make extra money from home.

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Coronavirus and Negative Interest Rates: What It Means for You

on March 25, 2020

The coronavirus has turned the stock market and the economy upside down. Now, it’s doing the same thing to interest rates.

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Let’s Talk About Coronavirus and Your Money

on March 23, 2020

With stocks plunging and millions losing their jobs, here’s something you need to hear.

4 Steps You Must Take Now to Financially Prepare for the Coronavirus
4 Steps You Must Take Now to Financially Prepare for the Coronavirus

on March 21, 2020

Here’s how to protect your financial life as coronavirus cases continue to multiply.

Here’s When the Stock Market Will Stop Falling and It’ll Be Time to Buy
Here’s When the Stock Market Will Stop Falling and It’ll Be Time to Buy

on March 16, 2020

I bought stocks near the market bottom in 2009, and I intend to do the same now. Here are the signs I’m looking for.

Inheriting an IRA? Here’s What You Need to Know
Inheriting an IRA? Here’s What You Need to Know

on March 16, 2020

If you expect to inherit an IRA, you need to know about some important changes in federal law.

Stock Market Have You Worried? Here’s How to Find the Best Professional Help
Stock Market Have You Worried? Here’s How to Find the Best Professional Help

on March 13, 2020

If the stock market these days has you wondering what to do, maybe it’s time to get some guidance. Here’s how to find it fast and free.

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