Tag: Ask Stacy
Stacy Johnson on March 18, 2016
A reader wants to know how to find an investment adviser who can be trusted. It should be easy, but unfortunately it’s anything but.
Stacy Johnson on March 11, 2016
This reader wants to know whether she’s better off converting her existing retirement plan to a Roth. Maybe you’ve wondered the same thing.
Stacy Johnson on February 26, 2016
You’ve probably heard of annuities, but are they an investment to consider? Judge for yourself after you read this brief primer.
Stacy Johnson on February 19, 2016
Every January, we resolve to do things like pay down debt. And about this time every year, our enthusiasm begins to fade. Did you resolve to become debt-free this year? Read this.
Stacy Johnson on February 12, 2016
This reader would like to have a budget, but like lots of self-employed Americans, doesn’t have a steady income. Here are three steps to take control of your financial future in spite of irregular earnings.
Stacy Johnson on January 26, 2016
This reader’s brother is like many people I’ve heard from: barely making minimum payments and unable to save for emergencies. If that’s you or someone you know, here are some options.
Stacy Johnson on January 19, 2016
Stocks are crashing. Time to panic?
Stacy Johnson on January 12, 2016
You’re shopping for a new car, and the dealer offers you zero-percent financing. What’s the catch?
Stacy Johnson on December 8, 2015
If you receive a bill from a collection agency for a debt that’s 10 years old, do you have to pay it? If you think the statute of limitations automatically lets you off the hook, think again.
Stacy Johnson on December 1, 2015
This reader went to the doctor to have a single tick removed, and now it’s the $750 bill that’s under her skin. Is there any way she can get it reduced?
Stacy Johnson on November 24, 2015
A reader has been advised to file bankruptcy but doesn’t feel right about avoiding her debts. Should she feel guilty about filing bankruptcy? Would you?
Stacy Johnson on November 17, 2015
Paying attention to your credit report and score is responsible. But unless you’re planning on borrowing soon, there’s no reason to lose sleep over the little things.
Stacy Johnson on October 20, 2015
Read the popular press, and it’s easy to believe our credit scores must be constantly tweaked and monitored to keep us alive. It’s a credit score, people, not an ICU patient.
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