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2 Minute Money Manager

52 EpisodesProduced by Money Talks NewsWebsite

Emmy Award winning financial journalist Stacy Johnson, CPA answers popular questions our listeners have about their money.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

52 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Which Is Better: A Home Equity Loan or Life or Credit?

June 19th, 2020

3:14

So you need some money. Which is better a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit?


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Is Cheap Sunscreen Good Enough?

June 12th, 2020

4:39

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How Can I Lower My Medical Costs?

June 5th, 2020

6:14

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Rapid fire list of 18 ways to lower …

Should I Take Social Security Now and Invest It, or Wait Until I'm 70?

May 29th, 2020

4:57

Social security is one of our number one asked topics. Here's another helpful tidbit.


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Am I Eligible for a Health Savings Account?

May 22nd, 2020

4:52

What you should know about getting a Health Savings Account.


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Will I Have to Pay Income Tax on an Inherited House?

May 10th, 2020

3:51

A loved one passes away and you're given a property. Do you now owe uncle sam and big fat check?


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How Can We Know We Have Enough to Retire?

May 3rd, 2020

5:24

If you're approaching retirement, here are two simple steps to figure out if you'll have enough.


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How Will a Car Repossession Affect My Credit?

April 19th, 2020

4:13

How car repossession affects your credit score and what to do about it.


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What's the Difference Between FICO and VantageScore Credit Scores?

April 5th, 2020

5:00

Stacy Johnson answers today's question about credit scores; specifically, the difference between two popular scores, FICO and VantageScore.


Although 2 …

How Does an Umbrella Insurance Policy Work?

March 29th, 2020

4:26

Today's question is about umbrella insurance; specifically, what it is and who needs it.


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I'm a Retiree. Should I Rent or Own My Home?

March 22nd, 2020

3:15

Today's viewer question is about whether you should rent or own your home after you retire.


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How Do You Know When It's Time to Buy Stocks?

March 20th, 2020

6:18

Today's question is about investing; specifically, after a market downturn, how to know when it's time to buy stocks.


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Inheriting an IRA? Here's What You Need to Know

March 15th, 2020

3:39

Today's question: "What happens to my parents' IRA after they pass if I was to inherit it?"


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Should We Get a 0% Credit Card to Pay Down Debt?

March 8th, 2020

5:26

Stacy johnson answers today's question: Should we pay down debt by using zero-interest credit cards; plastic that offers a 0% introductory rate for …

Should I Buy a Home in a 55 Plus Community?

March 1st, 2020

4:43

Stacy Johnson answers today's question; Should I buy a home in a 55 plus community?



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What's the Best Way to Borrow From Friends and Family?

February 23rd, 2020

5:45

Stacy Johnson answers today's question; specifically, how to properly borrow from friends and family.



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Will My Social Security Get Taxed?

February 16th, 2020

5:18

Stacy Johnson answers today's question about Social Security; specifically, how to know if you can expect to pay taxes on your Social Security and, if so, how much?


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Which is Better: Term Life Insurance or Whole Life Insurance?

January 27th, 2020

4:43

Today's question is about insurance; specifically, whether it's better to buy term insurance or whole life.



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Are Credit Unions a Good Place to Get a Mortgage?

January 13th, 2020

3:18

Today's question is about borrowing to buy a house; specifically, whether a credit union is a good source for mortgage money.



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Should I Pay Off All My Debts Before Investing?

January 5th, 2020

3:51

Today's question is about debt; specifically, whether it's better to pay off all your debt before you begin investing.


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Where Can I Find Lost Money?

December 15th, 2019

4:24

Today's question is about finding lost money; specifically, how to find a retirement account from 17 years ago.


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How Hard Is It to Sell Your Own Home?

December 8th, 2019

6:05

Today's question is about real estate; specifically, whether it's possible for an average person to sell their own home.



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Why Did My Credit Score Drop After Paying Off Debt?

December 1st, 2019

3:43

Today's question is about credit scores; specifically, why instead of rising, your score sometimes can actually drop after paying down debt.



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What Are Negative Interest Rates?

November 24th, 2019

7:41

Today's question is about interest rates; specifically, an explanation of negative rates and how they affect savers.



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No One Will Give Me a Credit Card. Suggestions?

November 17th, 2019

4:35

Today's question is about credit cards; specifically, what to do when you can't get one because of bad credit.



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I'm 55 and Have No Retirement Savings. What Should I Do?

November 10th, 2019

5:36

Today's question is about building up retirement savings; specifically, what to do when retirement is near and you've got nearly nothing saved.


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Should I Pay an Old, Charged Off Loan?

November 3rd, 2019

7:47

Your loan has been forgiven or written off by the lender, should you still pay it off?



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How Do I Choose an Executor for My Will?

October 27th, 2019

6:20

Today's question is about wills; specifically, how to pick an executor for your estate.



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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before Retirement?

October 20th, 2019

4:23

Today's question is about mortgages; specifically, whether you should pay off your mortgage before you retire.



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Will Signing Up for Lots of Credit Cards Hurt My Credit?

September 29th, 2019

5:01

Today's question is about credit cards and credit scores; specifically, whether having lots of credit cards will damage your score.


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Should I Save for Retirement or My Kid’s Education?

September 22nd, 2019

5:16

Today's question is about saving; specifically, whether it's better to save for your kid's education or your own retirement.



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Should We Take Social Security at 62, 66 or 70?

September 15th, 2019

3:25

Today's question is about Social Security; specifically, whether you should take Social Security as early as possible (62,) as late as possible (70,) …

Should I Prepay My Funeral?

September 8th, 2019

2:33

Today's question is about funerals; specifically, whether you should prepay your funeral expenses. It's a topic I've covered many times over the …

Do I Really Need a Will

September 1st, 2019

2:56

While most experts insist that everyone needs a will, that's not necessarily true. Here's how to determine whether you need to do a little estate planning.


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Will Social Security Be There When I Need It?

August 25th, 2019

5:18

Today's question is about Social Security; specifically, whether America's retirement plan will still be around when those now in their 30s and 40s reach retirement age.


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How Can I Find Money to Save for Retirement?

August 18th, 2019

5:52

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



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What Is Good Debt?

August 11th, 2019

3:13

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.


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5 Reasons I'm (Partially) Dumping Stocks Now

August 4th, 2019

5:52

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



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The FIRE Movement Is a Dumb Idea

July 28th, 2019

7:44

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



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Are ETFs Good Investments?

July 21st, 2019

8:31

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

7:38

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.



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How To Start Your Very Own Investment Scam

June 30th, 2019

7:10

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.



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Does Carrying a Credit Card Balance Help Your Credit Score?

June 30th, 2019

6:07

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



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Do I Need an RFID Blocking Sleeve?

June 18th, 2019

4:47

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

4:23

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

6:49

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



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Can I Freeze My Property Taxes?

June 9th, 2019

6:32

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.



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Should I Sell My House While Prices Are High?

May 15th, 2019

5:00

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



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

May 9th, 2019

3:52

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



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How Do I Get Rid of My Chip Credit Cards?

April 24th, 2019

3:23

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



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Is "Federal Rent Checks" a Legit Program?

April 23rd, 2019

4:28

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



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Can I Save on Taxes by Gifting?

April 22nd, 2019

5:50

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



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