Ask Stacy: How to Get Credit When the Only Credit You Have Is Bad
Ask Stacy: How to Get Credit When the Only Credit You Have Is Bad

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.

Ask Stacy: Is It Time to Buy Gold?
Ask Stacy: Is It Time to Buy Gold?

on July 1, 2016

Few investments are as heavily advertised, or as debated, as gold. Should precious metals be a part of your investment portfolio?

Ask Stacy: How Much Should I Contribute to My 401(k)?
Ask Stacy: How Much Should I Contribute to My 401(k)?

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.

Ask Stacy: Should I Save More for Retirement or Pay Down My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: Should I Save More for Retirement or Pay Down My Mortgage?

on June 13, 2016

Living a debt-free life is important, especially as you approach retirement. But there are worse things than debt.

Ask Stacy: 7 Things You Need to Know About Social Security
Ask Stacy: 7 Things You Need to Know About Social Security

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.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Company to Repair My Credit?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Best Company to Repair My Credit?

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?

Ask Stacy: Do I Have to Admit to a Bankruptcy?
Ask Stacy: Do I Have to Admit to a Bankruptcy?

on May 27, 2016

Do you still have to admit to a bankruptcy after it no longer appears on your credit report?

Ask Stacy: I Just Realized I Messed Up My Taxes — What Now?
Ask Stacy: I Just Realized I Messed Up My Taxes — What Now?

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.

Ask Stacy: Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?
Ask Stacy: Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

on May 6, 2016

Before it’s over, many of us will end up in a nursing home. This reader wants to know if long-term care insurance is a good idea. That’s funny; I’ve been wondering the same thing myself.

Ask Stacy: Is Life Insurance Necessary?
Ask Stacy: Is Life Insurance Necessary?

on April 29, 2016

Auto, homeowners and health insurance: necessary. But what about life insurance? Here are seven things everyone should know.

Ask Stacy: What’s Income Inequality and Why Does It Matter?
Ask Stacy: What’s Income Inequality and Why Does It Matter?

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.

Ask Stacy: Where Can I Find a Cheap Will?
Ask Stacy: Where Can I Find a Cheap Will?

on April 15, 2016

Kevin’s facing a familiar challenge: He needs a will, but doesn’t have the money to pay a lawyer. What should he do?

Ask Stacy: Where Do I Find the Money to Start a Business?
Ask Stacy: Where Do I Find the Money to Start a Business?

on April 8, 2016

Dream of being self-employed? As you finance your startup, here’s one scam to avoid and some legitimate places to find the cash you’ll need.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Find What I’m Searching for Online?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Find What I’m Searching for Online?

on April 1, 2016

If you’re sometimes frustrated when looking for stuff online, here are some simple tips that will make your life a lot easier.

Ask Stacy: How Can I Make Extra Money?
Ask Stacy: How Can I Make Extra Money?

on March 25, 2016

This reader loves her job but isn’t making ends meet. Sound familiar? Read on.

Ask Stacy: How Do I Find a Good Investment Adviser?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Find a Good Investment Adviser?

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.

Ask Stacy: Which Is Better — a Traditional or Roth Retirement Plan?
Ask Stacy: Which Is Better — a Traditional or Roth Retirement Plan?

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.

Ask Stacy: How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?
Ask Stacy: How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?

on March 4, 2016

Sooner or later, you’re going to need one. When the time comes, here’s how to find the best attorney at the lowest cost.

Ask Stacy: Should I Put Some Money Into an Annuity?
Ask Stacy: Should I Put Some Money Into an Annuity?

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.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Single Best Way to Pay Down Debt?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Single Best Way to Pay Down Debt?

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.

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