Woman w Computer
2-Minute Money Manager: Are Online, Internet-Only Banks Safe?

on September 24, 2018

Online-only, internet banks often pay much higher savings rates than traditional banks. But are they as safe?

Senior Couple Taxes
Do Seniors Still Get an Extra Tax Deduction?

on September 23, 2018

Seniors are used to getting special treatment at tax time. Are those days gone?

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Why Are Credit Scores So Different?

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.

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2-Minute Money Manager: How Do You Start Investing With Little Money?

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.

Woman w Paperwork
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Hire Help to Settle an IRS Tax Bill?

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.

Woman w Gold Bars
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Gold?

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.

Car Home Insurance
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I ‘Bundle’ My Insurance Policies?

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.

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2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Join an Investment Club?

on June 22, 2018

Investing clubs are a super way to both learn and earn. Here’s what you need to know.

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2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Get a Socially Responsible Credit Card?

on June 20, 2018

Credit cards that donate to worthy causes: marketing gimmick or socially responsible? Here’s how to decide.

Senior Couple
Ask Stacy: Will the New Tax Law Impact My Social Security?

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?

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.

Nest egg
Which Is Better — a Traditional or Roth Retirement Plan?

on June 7, 2018

When does it makes sense to convert an existing retirement plan to a Roth?

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Ask Stacy: What Are the Best Budgeting and Expense Tracking Tools and Apps?

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.

James Bonds
Should I Invest in Bonds?

on May 21, 2018

When is the best time to invest in bonds or bond funds? Hint: This isn’t it.

Foreclosure Homes
Ask Stacy: Should I Buy an REO or Foreclosed Home?

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?

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.

Couple Money
Ask Stacy: Should My Wife and I Have Separate Checking Accounts?

on May 7, 2018

Whether to combine or maintain separate accounts is an age-old battle. But the solution is a simple one.

Woman Stuck at Airport
Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

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.

Debt collector
Ask Stacy: If My Debt Is Sold to a Collection Agency, Do I Still Have to Pay It?

on April 20, 2018

The internet says there’s a legal loophole allowing you to dodge your debts. Here’s what I say.

Homeless Shelter
Ask Stacy: Can I Take a Tax Deduction for Charity Work?

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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