2 Minute Money Manager

17 EpisodesProduced by Money Talks NewsWebsite

Emmy Award winning financial journalist Stacy Johnson, CPA answers popular questions our listeners have about their money.

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How Can I Find Money to Save for Retirement?

August 18th, 2019


Today's question is about retirement; specifically, how to put aside money for retirement if you're barely making ends meet as it is.

What Is Good Debt?

August 11th, 2019


Today's question is about debt; specifically, whether there's any such thing as "good" debt, as in debt that doesn't hurt your ability to achieve your financial goals.

5 Reasons I'm (Partially) Dumping Stocks Now

August 4th, 2019


Today's question is about stocks; specifically, whether it's a good idea to take profits when you think the market might drop.

The FIRE Movement Is a Dumb Idea

July 28th, 2019


Today's question is about early retirement; specifically, whether the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement is worth joining.

Are ETFs Good Investments?

July 21st, 2019


Today's question is about investing in exchange-traded funds, also known as ETFs. ETFs have become one of the most popular ways to invest in stocks, …

How Can I Get Tax Free Income?

July 14th, 2019


Today's question is about income; specifically, how to get income without having to pay those pesky income taxes that so often come with it.

How To Start Your Very Own Investment Scam

June 30th, 2019


Instead of telling you about investment scams. Stacy tells you how to create your own. Rip-off your fellow citizens, no experience, knowledge or common decency required.

Does Carrying a Credit Card Balance Help Your Credit Score?

June 30th, 2019


Today's question is about credit; specifically, whether we need to carry a balance on our credit cards to maintain a healthy credit score.

Do I Need an RFID Blocking Sleeve?

June 18th, 2019


Today's question is about protecting your credit cards; specifically, whether you should use a special sleeve or wallet to keep your plastic from …

Should I Get a Debt Consolidation Loan?

June 18th, 2019


One way to get ahead of debt is to borrow in the form of a debt consolidation loan. But before you go down this road, there's something you need to …

Should I Pay a Fee to Win a Prize?

June 16th, 2019


Are there any legitimate contests or prizes that require money upfront?

Can I Freeze My Property Taxes?

June 9th, 2019


Today's question is about property taxes; specifically, if there's a way to freeze your taxes to keep them from going up, especially if you're a senior.

Should I Sell My House While Prices Are High?

May 15th, 2019


A reader wants to know if they should sell their house after it increased significantly in value.

My House is a Money Pit. What Should I Do?

May 9th, 2019


A reader wants to know what to do after their new house turned into a money pit.

How Do I Get Rid of My Chip Credit Cards?

April 24th, 2019


A reader wants to know how to safely dispose of chipped credit cards without compromising their personal information.

Is "Federal Rent Checks" a Legit Program?

April 23rd, 2019


A reader wants to know if the ads they've been seeing for "federal rent checks" are legitimate.

Can I Save on Taxes by Gifting?

April 22nd, 2019


A reader wants to know if gifting money to others will reduce their federal income taxes.

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