saving income
Ask Stacy: I’m Self-Employed — How Will the New Tax Law Affect Me?

on January 26, 2018

The new tax law creates the biggest change in generations for the self-employed. How can it benefit you?

Money Growing in Soil
Ask Stacy: Which Mutual Funds Should I Buy?

on January 25, 2018

Ever wonder exactly which mutual funds I personally use? You’re about to find out.

Man in dismay
Ask Stacy: The FBI and IRS Are Calling Me — What Should I Do?

on January 24, 2018

If you haven’t yet gotten a call from the FBI, IRS or some other scary agency, it’s only a matter of time. Here’s what to do.

A couple holds a "Sold" sign in front of their home
Ask Stacy: Should I Sell My House Myself?

on January 23, 2018

You can save tens of thousands of dollars by selling your home without enlisting a real estate agent. But is it penny wise and pound foolish?

Woman and money
Ask Stacy: How Should I Invest a Windfall?

on January 22, 2018

Whether it’s your tax refund or an inheritance, sooner or later some money is going to fall into your lap. Here’s what to do with it.

Sad-looking woman staring at handful of credit cards.
Ask Stacy: How Can I Pay Off High-Interest Credit Cards?

on January 19, 2018

Credit card interest is eating you alive, but your credit isn’t good enough to qualify for a zero-interest card: Now what?

Worried senior couple
Ask Stacy: Should I Pay Off the House?

on January 19, 2018

You have sufficient savings to pay off the mortgage and own your home free and clear. But is it better to have no debt, or a fat savings account?

Nest Egg
Ask Stacy: Should I Roll My 401(k) or 403(b) Into an IRA?

on January 18, 2018

When you leave a job, you have a choice: Leave your retirement plan behind, or roll it over into a self-directed IRA. Which should you do?

Angry man with cell phone
Ask Stacy: How Can I Stop These Darn Robocalls?

on January 17, 2018

More than 2 billion times each month, an American gets an unsolicited, illegal robocall. Here’s how to make them stop.

Female Investment Adviser and Client
Ask Stacy: Which Is a Better Investment — Stocks or Real Estate?

on January 16, 2018

I’ve been investing in both stocks and real estate for about 40 years. Find out which has been the better investment.

Senior couple with solar
Ask Stacy: Does Adding Solar Increase My Home’s Value?

on January 12, 2018

Adding solar power to your home could crush your electric bills. But what will it do to your home’s value?

Home with Open House sign in yard.
Ask Stacy: Are We in a Real Estate Bubble?

on January 11, 2018

Home prices are hitting levels not seen since the last bubble burst 10 years ago. Is history about to repeat itself?

Ask Stacy: Should I Do My Own Taxes or Hire Help?

on January 10, 2018

Would you pay $200 an hour to have someone type for you? If you pay to have your taxes done, you might be doing just that.

Falling Stock Market
Ask Stacy: The Stock Market Is High — Should I Get Out?

on January 9, 2018

I recently took some money off the table, but probably not for the reason you think.

Tax Reform
Ask Stacy: How Will the New Tax Law Affect Me?

on January 8, 2018

In the past, what you paid in taxes was based on your income. Now, where you live, whether you itemize and the type of job you have will determine how much you shell out to Uncle Sam.

Woman with Lottery Ticket
Ask Stacy: Can I Increase My Odds of Winning the Lottery?

on January 5, 2018

Every time the Powerball gets big, “experts” hit the airwaves with books and systems they say will increase your odds. Should you bite?

A couple watches the sunset at the beach
Ask Stacy: How Can I Sell My Timeshare?

on January 4, 2018

If you’ve ever considered buying a timeshare — or have one you need to sell — this information can save you both stress and money.

Man in New Car
Ask Stacy: Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

on January 3, 2018

Is a new car in your future? If you’re pondering the buy/lease question, here’s what I think you should do.

Debt Trouble
Ask Stacy: My Credit Card Debt Is Killing Me — What Can I Do?

on January 2, 2018

If you’ve got a debt problem, it’s time to stop worrying and start doing something about it.

Mutual funds
Are Actively Managed Mutual Funds Better Than Index Funds?

on January 1, 2018

When it comes to mutual funds, you’ve got two choices: Hire an expert to pick the investments, or invest in a simple index fund. Which is better?

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