Money Talks News

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.

Profile of Stacy Johnson & Money Talks News

Latest Posts from Money Talks News (page 3)

Resolutions 2012 – 4 Steps to Saving More

Still haven't made a New Year's resolution? Well, the Chinese New Year is Jan. 23 - good enough. But instead of the Year of the Dragon, make it the Year of Savings. […]

Beautiful Secret: Buy Oats But Don’t Eat Them

Skip the beauty aisle at the grocery store and make your own cost-efficient beauty treatments at home – using a simple food. […]

Money Hacks 2012 – 8 Shortcuts to Getting Richer

They're called "hacks": clever solutions to tricky problems. Here are some of my favorites to help you save more or spend less. […]

9 Ways to Remodel Your Rental Without Breaking Your Lease

It's not your house, but that doesn't mean you can't make it more home-like. Here's how to do the most now without paying for it later. […]

9 Things to Buy in January

Did you overspend during the holidays, and vow to start the new year making smarter financial decisions? You're not alone, which is why you should break out the wallet again. […]

9 Ways to Cut Your Monthly Costs

Between rising costs and an uncertain economy, we're all looking for new ways to save money. But instead of looking for the one-time big score, try saving a little bit each month. It adds up. […]

Old Bottle Caps Can Mean Free Holiday Gifts

Yup, I pick up sticky soda bottles off the street. And I turn them into holiday stocking stuffers – for free. […]

9 Uses for Burnt Toast – Besides Just Eating It

We also consider the bigger, philosophical question: Why would you even think about throwing out burnt toast in the first place? […]

Can You Really Make Money Taking Online Surveys?

The answer is yes. But the question really is: Does it make financial sense? That depends on your time and your tolerance. […]