Tag: Ask Stacy
Stacy Johnson on August 11, 2017
Starting out or starting over: Not easy, maybe, but simple.
Stacy Johnson on August 9, 2017
With valuations stretched, and markets setting records, is there no place to go but down?
Stacy Johnson on August 4, 2017
This reader wants to increase his credit line to build his credit, but his bank isn’t cooperating. The solution is simple …
Stacy Johnson on July 14, 2017
This young reader wants to know how to deal with a common credit conundrum: How are you supposed to build a credit history when you keep getting turned down for lack of a credit history?
Stacy Johnson on July 7, 2017
Some advisers charge by the hour, some by commissions, some with an annual fee, like a mutual fund. Which is best?
Stacy Johnson on June 30, 2017
While it may seem that big companies would be better able to protect themselves than us little guys, keeping us safe is actually much easier. Here’s all you have to do.
Stacy Johnson on June 16, 2017
Here’s what you need to know about advertisers on the internet.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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?
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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?
Stacy Johnson 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?
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