Money Talks News
Money Talks News is one of the nation's most popular personal finance blogs, created by syndicated television reporter Stacy Johnson, whose reports air in 100 markets around the country.
March 24, 2017
Vacations are the ultimate pick-me-up, whether they are planned in the midst of a long, dark winter, or during the hopeful months of spring and summer. Don’t let a tight budget keep you from having a getaway. There are ways to do it for less that won’t diminish your experience. Some of these 14 money-saving travel […]
March 17, 2017
A fun summer vacation doesn’t have to be just a dream.
March 10, 2017
Healthy eating can cost you an extra $550 or more in annual food bills, according to one study.
March 3, 2017
Here’s what to say when a relative or friend hits you up for a loan.
February 24, 2017
It’s time. Your W-2s and 1099s are likely making their way to your mailbox or inbox right now. Odds are good you’re ready to get your taxes done as soon as possible, since the odds are also good you’re getting a refund. Last year, about 80 percent of Americans got one, averaging around $2,800. But as […]
February 17, 2017
Swimming against a never-ending tide of stuff? Make 2017 your year of living clutter-free.
February 10, 2017
Want to speed up your debt-reduction efforts? Here’s how to do so without a crash diet.
February 3, 2017
Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.
January 27, 2017
It may sound like as much fun as having your teeth drilled, but budgeting really isn’t that bad.
January 17, 2017
Swimming in a sea of paper? Create a simple, sane storage system.
January 10, 2017
Not everything is getting more expensive.
January 3, 2017
With a little TLC, today’s vehicles can easily last for 200,000 miles.
December 27, 2016
How to get a great deal on a television without buying technology you won’t use.
December 20, 2016
Learn ways to get even bigger discounts than advertised.
December 13, 2016
When a loved one dies, you have a lot on your mind. Paying off debt should not be one of them.
December 6, 2016
You can cut Big Lots’ prices by an additional 30 percent or more. Find out how to do it.
November 29, 2016
Earn money driving for ride-share companies. But exactly how much can you make?
November 22, 2016
In the grand scheme of things, organizing your refrigerator might seem pretty small potatoes. But in fact, an organized fridge will save money and time while you are contributing to the planet’s health. When your refrigerator is a jungle, you can’t see what’s in there. That means wasting money buying duplicates and letting good food go bad. A Johns Hopkins University study found that: […]
November 15, 2016
No. 9 is the easiest, and No. 12 sounds weird but it’s awesome.
November 8, 2016
What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things you think make you look good, but really don’t.
November 1, 2016
It can be costly, so learn the ropes before you pick a policy.
October 25, 2016
Making these simple moves now can take a big bite out of what you owe Uncle Sam next April.
October 18, 2016
They’re great for covering the cost of tuition and more, but you need to follow the rules or the tax man will get you.
October 11, 2016
Don’t spend money on costly pest management. You can keep critters away yourself for less.
October 4, 2016
Only 26 percent of cardholders regularly read them. Find out why that’s a mistake.
September 27, 2016
A reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.
September 20, 2016
Start small if you need to, but start building your stockpile now.
September 13, 2016
There are at least 250,000 financial advisers in the United States, and not all are created equal.
September 6, 2016
Did a rejected credit card leave you stranded at the point of sale?
August 30, 2016
Many people shop backwards for a vehicle — and that’s costly. Here’s how to get the best deal.
August 23, 2016
Did you get a great bargain last week? If it fell into one of these 10 categories, you may have been hoodwinked.
August 16, 2016
The government is warning the public about new issues with established anti-virus brands.
August 9, 2016
Knowing how dealerships work — and what the dealers cannot do — is key to getting the best price.
August 2, 2016
Some experts say retiring with debt isn’t bad. But they might not be talking about you.
July 26, 2016
If you’re not following these simple tips, you’re wasting money.
July 19, 2016
You are not alone. Millions of Americans are caught in a vicious cycle that benefits the bottom line of the banks.
July 12, 2016
Only an idiot, and a very rich one at that, would waste $200,000 on lunch, right? Wrong.
July 5, 2016
Use the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new “Know Before You Owe” shopping guide and get the car loan that’s right for you.
June 28, 2016
Budgets are about deprivation and discipline. No wonder they’re hard to stick to.
June 21, 2016
Here is a set of simple ways to stretch a dollar and make sure you’re getting a deal.
June 14, 2016
It takes an income of about $216,000 per year to afford a two-bedroom apartment in one U.S. city these days — and it’s not New York.
June 7, 2016
Dread leaving your kids each morning? Follow these tips and you’ll be staying home with them in no time.
May 31, 2016
With the rise of online shopping, brick-and-mortar establishments must earn your business.
May 24, 2016
There is no magic bullet to a better brain, but these scientifically supported steps can help.
May 17, 2016
How to declutter your financial life, your home and your social life and breathe easier.
May 12, 2016
Planning a wedding? Here’s what you really need to talk about.
May 3, 2016
A lot of people in all income brackets are ill prepared to deal with financial shocks.
April 26, 2016
A few simple moves can extend the life of bananas, tomatoes, bread, milk, and many other items.
April 19, 2016
BillCutterz and BillFixers will negotiate your monthly bills in exchange for a share of the savings.
April 12, 2016
If you have so much stuff that you,re paying to store it, do yourself a favor by getting rid of it.