Tag: Ask Stacy
Stacy Johnson on September 30, 2016
Many financial advisers, including me, often say to wait till the last possible minute to start taking Social Security. Why are we trying to keep people from having a nice life?
Stacy Johnson on September 23, 2016
One online calculator tells this reader he’s on track; another tells him he needs to save half his salary from now until the day he retires. Which should he believe?
Stacy Johnson on September 2, 2016
Like marriage, hammocks and car leases, time-shares are a lot easier to get into than out of. Here’s everything you need to know before you buy (or what you wish you’d known before you bought).
Stacy Johnson on August 19, 2016
The bad news: There’s no way to completely eliminate junk calls, mail and email. The good news: You can slow the flood to a trickle in a matter of minutes. Here’s how.
Stacy Johnson on August 12, 2016
A reader is concerned that the younger generation is pushing the country to the brink of disaster. He must not remember the ’60s.
Stacy Johnson on August 5, 2016
Your credit score is bobbing and weaving. But why does it fluctuate when nothing in your financial life is changing? Should you care?
Stacy Johnson on July 29, 2016
If your credit is so bad you can’t get even a secured credit card, here are the steps you can take to rebuild it.
Stacy Johnson on June 17, 2016
Get every dime your employer offers in matching money, or you’re turning down free money. Here’s how to figure out how to get your max match, and why you should contribute even without a match.
Stacy Johnson on June 13, 2016
Living a debt-free life is important, especially as you approach retirement. But there are worse things than debt.
Stacy Johnson on June 10, 2016
If you’re like most Americans, Social Security is going to be a major part of your retirement income. Learn these facts now, and you’ll put more gold in your golden years.
Stacy Johnson on June 3, 2016
Whether it’s your car, your plumbing or your body, if it’s broken, there are pros who often can repair it. But can the same be said for your credit?
Stacy Johnson on May 13, 2016
With many things in life, you don’t get do-overs. Fortunately, taxes aren’t one of them. Months, even years, after filing your return, if you want to claim a deduction you forgot or fix another mistake, you can. Meet the 1040X.
Stacy Johnson on April 22, 2016
A reader commented on a post we had about income inequality, basically saying CEOs deserve to make 1,000 times what they pay their workers. I disagree.
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