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.

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.

Freaking Out About the Stock Market? Read This
Freaking Out About the Stock Market? Read This

on March 9, 2020

Spooked by recent stock losses? Here’s some advice that will make you feel better.

Homebuyers talk to agent
Why Homebuyers Should Not Watch HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

on March 9, 2020

If you’re hunting for a house, don’t take HGTV’s “House Hunters” too seriously.

Credit Card Senior
Should We Get a 0% Credit Card to Pay Down Debt?

on March 9, 2020

Transferring your existing credit card balance to plastic with a 0% introductory rate can be a great idea — or a horrible one. Here’s how to decide.

How to Protect Your Savings From the Coronavirus
How to Protect Your Savings From the Coronavirus

on February 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is damaging the global economy and crushing markets. Here’s how to protect your nest egg.

Senior Woman
Will My Social Security Benefits Get Taxed?

on February 17, 2020

If you have sources of retirement income other than Social Security, it’s possible you’ll have to pay taxes on your Social Security income. But it may not be as bad as you think.

Woman with credit card
Do I Need an RFID-Blocking Sleeve for My Credit Card?

on February 10, 2020

Protection is available to stop a crook from electronically stealing your credit card info. Is it worth it?

Freezing man
Can I Freeze My Property Taxes?

on February 3, 2020

Rising property taxes can devastate a budget, especially for those on fixed incomes. Is there a solution?

Shocked taxpayers
9 Common and Costly Tax Mistakes

on January 22, 2020

Go over this list to make sure your tax return is error-free.

Couple Moving In
Are Credit Unions a Good Place to Get a Mortgage?

on January 20, 2020

When it comes to mortgages, most don’t consider credit unions. That could be an expensive mistake.

Young man saving money
The FIRE Movement: Smart or Stupid?

on January 13, 2020

The FIRE movement suggests you scrimp early in your career and retire before age 50. Revolutionary? Hardly.

Woman w Computer
Should I Pay Off All of My Debts Before Investing?

on January 6, 2020

You’ve probably heard you should pay off your debts before investing, but what about your mortgage?

Mortgage
Should I Use Savings to Pay Off My Mortgage?

on December 23, 2019

Which is better: Money in the bank, or a debt-free home? It depends.

Man Buried Treasure
Where Can I Find Lost Money?

on December 16, 2019

There are millions of dollars in missing money out there. Is any of it yours?

The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Money
The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Money

on December 13, 2019

Getting older definitely isn’t making me better-looking, but at least it’s making me wiser. Here’s what I’ve learned about money that you should too.

Family Home Sold
2-Minute Money Manager: How Hard Is It to Sell Your Own Home?

on December 9, 2019

Selling houses isn’t brain surgery: Can a DIY approach save you big bucks?

Couple Shocked
2-Minute Money Manager: Why Did My Credit Score Drop After Paying Off Debt?

on December 2, 2019

Sometimes credit scores aren’t logical. This is one of those times.

Upside down
2-Minute Money Manager: What Are Negative Interest Rates?

on November 25, 2019

Imagine the bank paying you to borrow and charging you to save. Welcome to the wacky world of negative rates.

2-Minute Money Manager: No One Will Give Me a Credit Card — Any Suggestions?
2-Minute Money Manager: No One Will Give Me a Credit Card — Any Suggestions?

on November 18, 2019

Rebuilding credit after a bankruptcy isn’t easy, but it is simple.

Woman Worried
2-Minute Money Manager: I’m 55 and Have No Retirement Savings — What Should I Do?

on November 17, 2019

Just because you start the race late doesn’t mean you can’t win. Here’s some information and inspiration that can help.

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