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I’ve spent 30 years in personal finance -- 10 as an investment adviser for major Wall Street firms and the last 20 as a nationally syndicated consumer/personal finance TV news guy. Since I started Money Talks News in 1990, I’ve done about 3,000 news stories on saving more, spending less, avoiding rip-offs and understanding investing. While I’ve had a website for more than 10 years, I’m relatively new to blogging.

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Way to Save #137: Clean Your Own Carpets

A carpet-cleaning machine is a great neighborhood co-op tool. Share the cost (maybe you can find one at a yard sale) with your neighbors and everybody on the block saves $100 a year or more in carpet cleaning costs. […]

Way to Save #136: Repaint In White

Painting is one of the few home improvements you can make that normally add more value to a home than it costs, assuming you do it yourself. White paint is usually cheaper, doesn’t fade, makes rooms look bigger and goes with more stuff. […]

Way to Save #135: Don't Buy Softener Sheets

Don’t buy drier softening sheets. Instead, mix up a spray bottle with half water and half fabric softener. Spray a washcloth with the mixture and toss it in the dryer. […]

Way to Save #134: Buy Textbooks Online

Buy textbooks online, used or both. Used to be you were trapped paying outrageous prices to the monopoly known as the campus bookstore. Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, you can buy new and used textbooks online and save serious bucks. Do a search for “used text books.” […]

Way to Save #133: Local Scholarships

You can look at all the scholarship search websites and library books in the world and still miss college cash. Why? Because the $300 scholarship offered by your local Rotary Club isn’t in there. Neither is the local Elks club $250 essay contest or any number of other awards local civic, cultural and religious groups [...] […]

Way to Save #132: FAFSA First

FAFSA stands for “free application for federal student aid,” and it’s basically a standardized form that will help you find out what kind and how much aid will be available to your student. Colleges and universities use it as a basis for the tuition packages they offer, and nearly every scholarship, work-study and other dispenser [...] […]

Way to Save #131: Get Money For Nothing

Billions of dollars of grants, scholarships, work-study programs and low cost loans are available every year. Don’t pay a company to find them for you, because there are places you can search for free. The Internet is a great resource for this. Websites to check out include and, but there are many others. [...] […]

Way to Save #130: Free Cell Phones Aren't Free

Normally you’re better off getting a cheaper plan and buying your own cellular phone. Plans that include “free” phones often also come with long contracts and higher monthly costs. […]

Way to Save #129: Save On Cellular

Cellular phones are convenient, but they can really fracture family finances. If you keep one for emergencies, consider a much less expensive pager instead. If you really need cellular, understand what you need it for before you buy it. For example, why pay for an unlimited national calling plan if you rarely leave your state? [...] […]

Stacy Johnson On Talk Radio: the “Greatest Generation”

Stacy talks to Marth Zollar of the  “Martha Zollar Show” airing on FM1037 Talk Radio.  Stacy chats about  the “Greatest Generation”, living debt-free and his new book, “Life or Debt 2010″. Stacy Johnson on FM1037 Stacy Johnson on Relevant Radio Part 1 Stacy Johnson on Relevant Radio Part 2 Stacy is available for television and radio appearances.  Click here [...] […]