Ask Stacy — I Got Ripped Off by an Online Store. What Can I Do?
Ask Stacy — I Got Ripped Off by an Online Store. What Can I Do?

on May 26, 2017

This reader ordered something online and never received it. She feels helpless, but she shouldn’t. She has powerful weapons at her disposal.

Ask Stacy — What’s the Best Way to Save for My Kid’s College?
Ask Stacy — What’s the Best Way to Save for My Kid’s College?

on May 19, 2017

When it comes to saving for college, there are lots of options. Here’s everything you need to know in as few words as possible.

Ask Stacy — Should I Buy an Extended Car Warranty?
Ask Stacy — Should I Buy an Extended Car Warranty?

on May 12, 2017

There are two types of people: those who can’t stand the idea of unexpected expenses, and those who can’t stand the idea of paying for protection they don’t need.

Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Delinquency Off of My Credit Report?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Delinquency Off of My Credit Report?

on May 5, 2017

A reader and her husband were surprised to find a delinquent account on his credit history, and now they need to clean it up before they apply for a mortgage. Possible? Yes. I know it is because I’ve done it myself.

Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?

on April 28, 2017

Here’s how to improve your credit score if you have debt in collections. Paying it off may or may not be the answer.

Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?

on April 21, 2017

Is there a way to pay off a 30-year mortgage in seven years by using sophisticated techniques? No, but there are simple ways to pay off your mortgage early.

Ask Stacy — Should I Borrow $80,000 or Forget Art School?
Ask Stacy — Should I Borrow $80,000 or Forget Art School?

on April 13, 2017

This high school senior faces a choice: lose out on the opportunity to attend a prestigious college, or borrow 80 grand. Are those really the only options?

Ask Stacy: How Can You Go to Europe for 10 Days With Just a Carry-On?
Ask Stacy: How Can You Go to Europe for 10 Days With Just a Carry-On?

on April 7, 2017

I mentioned in a recent article that my wife and I had traveled to Europe for nearly two weeks with only one carry-on each. This reader wants specifics on how we did it.

Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?
Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?

on March 30, 2017

Mark’s getting married soon, but in the meantime, his fiancee needs a car. Which one of them should sign for the loan?

Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Way to Borrow?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Way to Borrow?

on March 24, 2017

The best way to borrow used to be the only way to borrow: from a bank. These days, however, that may be the least attractive alternative.

Ask Stacy: What Can I Do About My Student Loan Debt?
Ask Stacy: What Can I Do About My Student Loan Debt?

on March 17, 2017

Becky graduated with $126,000 in student loan debt. This is no way to start out in life. What are her options?

Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?

on March 10, 2017

Whether you’ve spent 20 years in prison, gotten divorced or just plain screwed up, here’s how to rebuild your financial life, step by step.

Ask Stacy: Do I Have to File Income Taxes?
Ask Stacy: Do I Have to File Income Taxes?

on March 3, 2017

Believe it or not, there are people who don’t have to file income taxes and there are others who think they don’t. Here’s why you don’t want to be in either group.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay Off My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay Off My Mortgage?

on February 24, 2017

Want to get rid of the mortgage ASAP and pay as little interest as possible in the meantime? Here’s what you need to know.

Ask Stacy: Should I Try Multilevel Marketing?
Ask Stacy: Should I Try Multilevel Marketing?

on February 17, 2017

There are lots of ways to make extra money, including the time-tested method of network or multilevel marketing. Is it for you?

Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?
Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?

on February 10, 2017

We’ve all seen the ads: Protect your credit for just $9.95 a month! Worth the money? Here are three reasons why it’s not.

Ask Stacy: Where Can I Find Help With Credit Card Debt?
Ask Stacy: Where Can I Find Help With Credit Card Debt?

on January 27, 2017

Are you being bombarded with ads from agencies wanting to help you out of a debt jam? Ignore them. Read this instead.

Ask Stacy — Is There a Statute of Limitations on Debt?
Ask Stacy — Is There a Statute of Limitations on Debt?

on January 20, 2017

You have an old debt that long ago dropped off your credit history. Then one day you get a call from a debt collector insisting you pay it. Can they do that?

Ask Stacy: What the Heck Is a Hedge Fund and How Do They Work?
Ask Stacy: What the Heck Is a Hedge Fund and How Do They Work?

on January 13, 2017

Here’s what they are and why they may be the dumbest thing you can do with a million bucks.

Ask Stacy: The Most-Asked Money Questions of 2016
Ask Stacy: The Most-Asked Money Questions of 2016

on January 6, 2017

Here are some of the most popular categories of reader questions from 2016, along with answers. Odds are you’ve probably wondered about some of these things yourself.

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