Women w money
Ask Stacy: Should I Invest in ‘Freedom Checks’?

on April 13, 2018

Whenever you’re confronted with an investment opportunity, use this simple rule of thumb to separate truth from fiction.

Ask Stacy: How Do I Switch Brokerage Accounts?

on April 9, 2018

Moving from one investment company to another is simple — but prepare for an unpleasant surprise.

Asset Allocation
Ask Stacy: Which Stocks Should I Buy?

on April 2, 2018

Wondering which stock would be the best investment? The answer is all around you.

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Ask Stacy: Should I Buy Rental Car Insurance?

on March 26, 2018

Rental car insurance — also known as “collision damage waiver” and “loss damage waiver” — can often cost as much the car rental. Is it an outrageous upsell or necessary protection?

Boy w Money
Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Investment for Kids?

on March 16, 2018

When it comes to saving, starting young is the best way to finish rich. Here are the best investments and accounts for kids.

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Ask Stacy: Should I Invest in Marijuana Companies?

on March 12, 2018

Talk about your smokin’ investments. You can now own a part of companies growing, distributing and selling marijuana. Good idea, or just for dopes?

Woman Senior Work
Ask Stacy: Can I Work While Getting Social Security?

on March 9, 2018

There’s nothing wrong with earning a little extra income to supplement those Social Security payments. Or is there?

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Ask Stacy: Should I Buy a Used or New Home?

on March 7, 2018

A new home usually has relatively few maintenance issues, but it can be costly. A used home might have better landscaping and location. Here’s how to decide which is best is for you.

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Ask Stacy: How Can I Find a Better Cellphone Plan?

on March 5, 2018

Confused on how to find the right cellphone plan? Following these three simple steps makes it a breeze.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Cut the Cost of Cable?

on March 2, 2018

Millions of people find their entertainment elsewhere these days. Should you join them?

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Ask Stacy: My Online Purchase Was a Rip-Off — Now What?

on February 23, 2018

You order something online and it either doesn’t measure up, or you don’t get it at all. Here’s how to prevent it and what to do when it happens.

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Ask Stacy: Interest Rates are Low — What’s a Saver to Do?

on February 21, 2018

Interest rates have recently started rising, but they’re still low. Here are some ideas to radically increase your returns without increasing your risk.

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Ask Stacy: Should I Buy Stocks or Contribute to a Retirement Plan?

on February 14, 2018

Investing in the stock market can be a good idea. So is putting money in your company’s retirement plan. But what if you don’t have enough to do both?

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Ask Stacy: Which Is Best — Individual Stocks or Stock Mutual Funds?

on February 12, 2018

When it comes to buying stocks, you’ve got choices. Is it better to buy individual company stocks, or to use a mutual fund? The answer: yes.

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Ask Stacy: Which Are Best — Banks or Credit Unions?

on February 9, 2018

Bank or credit union? There’s a simple answer as to which is best, and there’s a simple reason why.

Reverse Mortgage
Ask Stacy: Did the New Tax Law Affect Reverse Mortgages?

on February 5, 2018

Reverse mortgages can provide needed financial options for seniors. But will the new tax law change that?

Falling Stock Market
Stock Market Plunges: What Should You Do Now?

on February 3, 2018

The stock market just completed the worst week it has suffered in years. Is it time to panic? Money Talks News founder Stacy Johnson offers his take.

Retirement Calculator
Ask Stacy: Are Online Retirement Calculators Reliable?

on February 2, 2018

If you want to see whether you’re on track for a comfortable retirement, online calculators can give you the answer. But all too often, the answer’s wrong.

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Ask Stacy: Am I Too Old to Buy Stocks?

on January 30, 2018

It’s common knowledge that stocks are too risky for seniors. But are they really?

A woman empties a piggy bank
Ask Stacy: Where Can I Earn More on My Savings?

on January 29, 2018

Banks are basically paying nothing on savings accounts. What’s a saver to do?

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