Tag: Ask Stacy
2-Minute Money Manager: Are Online, Internet-Only Banks Safe?
Stacy Johnson on September 24, 2018
Online-only, internet banks often pay much higher savings rates than traditional banks. But are they as safe?
Do Seniors Still Get an Extra Tax Deduction?
Stacy Johnson on September 23, 2018
Seniors are used to getting special treatment at tax time. Are those days gone?
Why Are Credit Scores So Different?
Stacy Johnson on July 5, 2018
How can your credit scores vary so wildly? Find out what is behind a system that seems confusing at best, and downright unfair at worst.
2-Minute Money Manager: How Do You Start Investing With Little Money?
Stacy Johnson on July 4, 2018
Investing in stocks used to be for the rich. Not anymore. These days you can get started in stocks with a just a few bucks. Here’s what you need to know.
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Hire Help to Settle an IRS Tax Bill?
Stacy Johnson on July 2, 2018
You’ve probably seen the ads: “Owe Taxes to IRS? We Can Help!” Can these tax-relief companies really help with unpaid tax bills? Here’s what you need to know.
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Gold?
Stacy Johnson on June 29, 2018
Some people think gold is a terrible investment, while others think it’s the best place to keep money in an uncertain world. The truth is somewhere in between.
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I ‘Bundle’ My Insurance Policies?
Stacy Johnson on June 27, 2018
Buying homeowners, auto and other types of insurance from the same company can save you money initially but may cost you in the long run.
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Join an Investment Club?
Stacy Johnson on June 22, 2018
Investing clubs are a super way to both learn and earn. Here’s what you need to know.
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Get a Socially Responsible Credit Card?
Stacy Johnson on June 20, 2018
Credit cards that donate to worthy causes: marketing gimmick or socially responsible? Here’s how to decide.
Ask Stacy: Will the New Tax Law Impact My Social Security?
Stacy Johnson on June 18, 2018
Some seniors will pay more taxes under the new tax law, some less. Here’s how to know what’s going to happen to you.
Ask Stacy: Should I Leave My 401(k) With an Old Employer or Roll It Over?
Stacy Johnson on June 8, 2018
When you leave your job, should you take your 401(k) plan with you or leave it with your old employer? Here’s how to decide.
Which Is Better — a Traditional or Roth Retirement Plan?
Stacy Johnson on June 7, 2018
When does it makes sense to convert an existing retirement plan to a Roth?
Ask Stacy: What Are the Best Budgeting and Expense Tracking Tools and Apps?
Stacy Johnson on June 6, 2018
The quickest way to reach your financial goals is to track your expenses. Here are three potential tools to make it effortless.
Should I Invest in Bonds?
Stacy Johnson on May 21, 2018
When is the best time to invest in bonds or bond funds? Hint: This isn’t it.
Ask Stacy: Should I Buy an REO or Foreclosed Home?
Stacy Johnson on May 14, 2018
Buying a foreclosed or repossessed home could be the deal of a lifetime, or a financial disaster. Here’s what you need to know.
Ask Stacy: What’s Cloud Storage and Is It Safe?
Stacy Johnson on May 9, 2018
Here’s a simple explanation of cloud storage, as well as the reasons your documents are likely safer in the cloud than anywhere else.
Ask Stacy: Should My Wife and I Have Separate Checking Accounts?
Stacy Johnson on May 7, 2018
Whether to combine or maintain separate accounts is an age-old battle. But the solution is a simple one.
Should I Buy Travel Insurance?
Stacy Johnson on April 23, 2018
Travel insurance is regarded as a lifesaver by some, and a rip-off by others. Here’s what you should look for before you shop.
Ask Stacy: If My Debt Is Sold to a Collection Agency, Do I Still Have to Pay It?
Stacy Johnson on April 20, 2018
The internet says there’s a legal loophole allowing you to dodge your debts. Here’s what I say.
Ask Stacy: Can I Take a Tax Deduction for Charity Work?
Stacy Johnson on April 16, 2018
Chances are good that millions fewer Americans will enjoy a deduction for charitable giving on next year’s tax return. Here’s why.
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