Ask Stacy: Should I Buy Bitcoin?
Ask Stacy: Should I Buy Bitcoin?

on December 12, 2017

Bitcoin has risen from around $700 to nearly $20,000 this year. Too late to get in or time to climb onboard? Here’s what I think.

Ask Stacy: Should I Take Advantage of Zero Percent Credit Card Offers?
Ask Stacy: Should I Take Advantage of Zero Percent Credit Card Offers?

on October 27, 2017

Everyone wants to pay zero, but what’s the catch? Before you apply, read this.

Ask Stacy: How Can We Earn More on Our Savings?
Ask Stacy: How Can We Earn More on Our Savings?

on October 13, 2017

These retirees need more income, but they can’t afford to take any risk. Sound familiar? Here are six ideas to explore.

Ask Stacy: Why Can’t I Refinance My Home?
Ask Stacy: Why Can’t I Refinance My Home?

on October 6, 2017

She’s got good credit, but her lender refuses to refinance her mortgage. If it would lower her payments, why wouldn’t they be happy to do it? Here’s some sound advice for anyone who borrows.

Ask Stacy: Should I Drop My Life Insurance Policy?
Ask Stacy: Should I Drop My Life Insurance Policy?

on September 29, 2017

Life insurance isn’t to protect you, it’s to protect those you love. If those you love don’t need protection, then you don’t need life insurance. Here’s how to know when to cancel.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Help My Fiance’s Credit?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Help My Fiance’s Credit?

on September 15, 2017

This reader has an excellent credit history and score, but the man she’s about to marry doesn’t. How can she help him?

Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?

on September 1, 2017

This reader thinks her property taxes are too high and wants to appeal her assessment. I’ve been successful challenging mine in two different cities. Here’s how I did it.

Ask Stacy: Can I Repair My Own Credit?
Ask Stacy: Can I Repair My Own Credit?

on August 27, 2017

Maintaining a clean credit history is important. Here’s a simple, step-by-step guide to make sure yours is in top shape.

Ask Stacy: What Should I Do With a Windfall?
Ask Stacy: What Should I Do With a Windfall?

on August 23, 2017

Wednesday night’s $700-million Powerball drawing has rekindled an old question: How should you handle a lump sum of money that lands in your lap? Here’s a step-by-step guide for doing things right.

Ask Stacy — How Can I Rebuild My Credit After a Bankruptcy?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Rebuild My Credit After a Bankruptcy?

on August 11, 2017

Starting out or starting over: Not easy, maybe, but simple.

The Stock Market’s in Nosebleed Territory — Time to Get Out?
The Stock Market’s in Nosebleed Territory — Time to Get Out?

on August 9, 2017

With valuations stretched, and markets setting records, is there no place to go but down?

Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Higher Limit on My Credit Card?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Higher Limit on My Credit Card?

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 …

Ask Stacy — Can I Really Get a No-Cost Mortgage?
Ask Stacy — Can I Really Get a No-Cost Mortgage?

on July 28, 2017

Some mortgage lenders claim you can refinance to a lower rate at “no cost.” Don’t believe them.

Ask Stacy — 8 Tips to Get Credit When You Don’t Have Any
Ask Stacy — 8 Tips to Get Credit When You Don’t Have Any

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?

Ask Stacy — Is My Investment Adviser Charging Too Much?
Ask Stacy — Is My Investment Adviser Charging Too Much?

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?

Ask Stacy — 10 Simple Steps to Prevent Rip-Offs, Ransomware and Cyber Attacks
Ask Stacy — 10 Simple Steps to Prevent Rip-Offs, Ransomware and Cyber Attacks

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.

Ask Stacy — I Should Be Able to Trust Your Ads, Shouldn’t I?
Ask Stacy — I Should Be Able to Trust Your Ads, Shouldn’t I?

on June 16, 2017

Here’s what you need to know about advertisers on the internet.

Ask Stacy — How Do I Invest in a Mutual Fund?
Ask Stacy — How Do I Invest in a Mutual Fund?

on June 9, 2017

A reader is interested in investing in a stock mutual fund, but wants to know exactly how to go about it. Here’s the answer, step by step.

Ask Stacy — How Do I Find Work When I’m Over 50?
Ask Stacy — How Do I Find Work When I’m Over 50?

on June 2, 2017

When you’re past your prime, finding work can be frustrating. But you can reinvent yourself. I know because I’ve done it.

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.

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