Tag: Ask Stacy
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?
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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.
Stacy Johnson 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?
Stacy Johnson on January 13, 2017
Here’s what they are and why they may be the dumbest thing you can do with a million bucks.
Stacy Johnson on December 30, 2016
In this week’s column, one reader is having trouble making ends meet and another provides some insight and inspiration that might help.
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