Man in suit walking on long road towards sun.
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.

Calm/panic written on sidewalk by shoes
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?

Woman with 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 …

Couple Getting 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.

Couple w Help Sign
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?

Man Money Leaving Wallet
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?

Woman Computer Phone
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.

Woman Selling
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?

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.

older worker
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.

Unhappy Woman
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.

College Students
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?

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.

Debt Trouble
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.

Paid Off Button
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?

Partially packed suitcase
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.

Couple With New Car
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?

Student Loan
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?

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