2 Minute Money Manager

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

All Episodes

So you need some money. Which is better a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit?Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2020

3 min 14 sec

Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Sunscreen - How cheap can you go for sun protection?Consumer Report on SunscreenMoneyTalksNews Sunscreen ReportSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2020

4 min 39 sec

Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Rapid fire list of 18 ways to lower your medical costs.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2020

6 min 14 sec

Social security is one of our number one asked topics. Here's another helpful tidbit.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

May 2020

4 min 57 sec

What you should know about getting a Health Savings Account.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

May 2020

4 min 52 sec

A loved one passes away and you're given a property. Do you now owe uncle sam and big fat check?Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

May 2020

3 min 51 sec

If you're approaching retirement, here are two simple steps to figure out if you'll have enough.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

May 2020

5 min 24 sec

How car repossession affects your credit score and what to do about it.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Apr 2020

4 min 13 sec

Stacy Johnson answers today's question about credit scores; specifically, the difference between two popular scores, FICO and VantageScore.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Apr 2020

5 min

Today's question is about umbrella insurance; specifically, what it is and who needs it.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Mar 2020

4 min 26 sec

Today's viewer question is about whether you should rent or own your home after you retire.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Mar 2020

3 min 15 sec

Today's question is about investing; specifically, after a market downturn, how to know when it's time to buy stocks.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Mar 2020

6 min 18 sec

Today's question: "What happens to my parents' IRA after they pass if I was to inherit it?"Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Mar 2020

3 min 39 sec

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 six to 18 months?Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Mar 2020

5 min 26 sec

Stacy Johnson answers today's question; Should I buy a home in a 55 plus community?Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Mar 2020

4 min 43 sec

Stacy Johnson answers today's question; specifically, how to properly borrow from friends and family.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Feb 2020

5 min 45 sec

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?Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Feb 2020

5 min 18 sec

Today's question is about insurance; specifically, whether it's better to buy term insurance or whole life.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jan 2020

4 min 28 sec

Today's question is about borrowing to buy a house; specifically, whether a credit union is a good source for mortgage money.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jan 2020

3 min 18 sec

Today's question is about debt; specifically, whether it's better to pay off all your debt before you begin investing.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jan 2020

3 min 51 sec

Today's question is about finding lost money; specifically, how to find a retirement account from 17 years ago.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Dec 2019

4 min 24 sec

Today's question is about real estate; specifically, whether it's possible for an average person to sell their own home.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Dec 2019

6 min 5 sec

Today's question is about credit scores; specifically, why instead of rising, your score sometimes can actually drop after paying down debt.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Dec 2019

3 min 43 sec

Today's question is about interest rates; specifically, an explanation of negative rates and how they affect savers.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Nov 2019

7 min 41 sec

Today's question is about credit cards; specifically, what to do when you can't get one because of bad credit.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Nov 2019

4 min 35 sec

Today's question is about building up retirement savings; specifically, what to do when retirement is near and you've got nearly nothing saved.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Nov 2019

5 min 36 sec

Your loan has been forgiven or written off by the lender, should you still pay it off?Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Nov 2019

7 min 47 sec

Today's question is about wills; specifically, how to pick an executor for your estate.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Oct 2019

6 min 20 sec

Today's question is about mortgages; specifically, whether you should pay off your mortgage before you retire.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Oct 2019

4 min 23 sec

Today's question is about credit cards and credit scores; specifically, whether having lots of credit cards will damage your score.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Sep 2019

5 min 1 sec

Today's question is about saving; specifically, whether it's better to save for your kid's education or your own retirement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Sep 2019

5 min 16 sec

Today's question is about Social Security; specifically, whether you should take Social Security as early as possible (62,) as late as possible (70,) or somewhere in between?Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Sep 2019

3 min 25 sec

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 years and has both pros and cons.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Sep 2019

2 min 33 sec

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.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Sep 2019

2 min 56 sec

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.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Aug 2019

5 min 18 sec

Today's question is about retirement; specifically, how to put aside money for retirement if you're barely making ends meet as it is.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Aug 2019

5 min 52 sec

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.Although 2 Minute Money Manager has been discontinued, it lives on in our awesomely growing podcast: MONEY with Stacy Johnson - Check it out at:https://www.moneytalksnews.com/podcasts/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Aug 2019

3 min 13 sec

Today's question is about stocks; specifically, whether it's a good idea to take profits when you think the market might drop.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Aug 2019

5 min 52 sec

Today's question is about early retirement; specifically, whether the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement is worth joining.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jul 2019

7 min 44 sec

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, bonds, and other securities, attracting many billions of investor dollars. And there's a good reason why: They allow small investors to put money in the markets easily and inexpensively.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jul 2019

8 min 31 sec

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jul 2019

7 min 38 sec

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2019

7 min 10 sec

Today's question is about credit; specifically, whether we need to carry a balance on our credit cards to maintain a healthy credit score.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2019

6 min 7 sec

Today's question is about protecting your credit cards; specifically, whether you should use a special sleeve or wallet to keep your plastic from being electronically stolen.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2019

4 min 47 sec

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 do first.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2019

4 min 23 sec

Are there any legitimate contests or prizes that require money upfront?Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2019

6 min 49 sec

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Jun 2019

6 min 32 sec

A reader wants to know if they should sell their house after it increased significantly in value.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

May 2019

5 min

A reader wants to know what to do after their new house turned into a money pit.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

May 2019

3 min 52 sec

A reader wants to know how to safely dispose of chipped credit cards without compromising their personal information.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/2-minute-money-manager/donations

Apr 2019

3 min 23 sec