The Color of Money by Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist
Free money? Try credit with a catch.
“Zero percent interest” programs can snare consumers — and if you get caught, it’s expensive.
 
Retirement’s changing expectations
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2014; 8:06 PM)
 
Sometimes, it pays more to rent your roof than own it
(The Washington Post, November 15, 2014; 10:41 AM)
 
Student is saddled with heavy loans when her father renegs on helping pay for college
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2014; 6:36 PM)
 
When it comes to car loans, it pays to stay in the fast lane
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2014; 10:26 AM)
 
Color of Money: It’s time to ditch the term ‘helicopter parent’ and stop being afraid to get involved
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2014; 10:04 AM)
 
As the holiday shopping season approaches, learn to spend wisely
(The Washington Post, November 4, 2014; 7:42 PM)
 
Okay, you make money mistakes. Here’s why.
(The Washington Post, November 1, 2014; 10:56 AM)
 
Being married has a lot to do with economic success, scholars say
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2014; 7:15 PM)
 
Why young graduates have debt — but not a house
(The Washington Post, October 25, 2014; 10:10 AM)
 
Inheritance, co-signing — frank advice for readers
(The Washington Post, October 21, 2014; 7:49 PM)
 
Smart program saves homeowners from foreclosure
(The Washington Post, October 18, 2014; 1:11 PM)
 
Nearly half of Americans haven’t planned how much they need to retire
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2014; 6:54 PM)
 
Beware when you co-sign: Your name’s on the line
(The Washington Post, October 11, 2014; 11:42 AM)
 
Your partner’s plan for retirement should agree with yours
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2014; 6:31 PM)
 
Start your climb out of debt with a single small step
(The Washington Post, October 4, 2014; 10:53 AM)
 
Getting back at the scammers
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2014; 9:57 PM)
 
Let’s band together to stop the scammers
(The Washington Post, September 27, 2014; 10:33 AM)
 
Reverse mortgages must be understood to avoid regrets
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2014; 7:44 PM)
 
Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street
(The Washington Post, September 20, 2014; 12:48 PM)
 
A secured credit card can help to establish or mend credit
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2014; 8:10 PM)
 
Paying off today’s debts boosts your retirement tomorrow
(The Washington Post, September 13, 2014; 3:03 PM)
 
The simple way to improve your credit
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2014; 8:44 PM)
 
Headache-free retirement planning
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2014; 7:34 PM)
 
The Color of Money: The great airliner recliner debate
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2014; 9:10 PM)
 
Knee defenders or not, it’s really all about money
(The Washington Post, August 29, 2014; 5:04 PM)
 
Early tax planning may be needed because of the Affordable Care Act
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2014; 8:46 PM)
 
Before retiring, make sure you have a plan
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2014; 8:39 PM)
 
Give yourself a birthday gift, check your Social Security statement
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2014; 7:33 PM)
 
Teleworking saves money — but let’s keep it honest
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2014; 10:42 AM)
 
A tax-debt scheme shut down
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2014; 6:54 PM)
 
Before marrying, ask the money questions
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2014; 10:28 AM)
 
Freshman financial orientation
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2014; 7:27 PM)
 
Why your fighting with your honey isn’t really about money
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2014; 10:01 AM)
 
Targeting scams against the elderly
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2014; 7:51 PM)
 
Want to reduce your health-care costs? Get moving.
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2014; 9:33 AM)
 
Defaulted on student loans? Here’s a new chance to make things right.
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2014; 9:13 PM)
 
To pay off student loans, reconsider your roof
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2014; 10:08 AM)
 
For debtors, no shortcut to the debt-free road
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2014; 7:58 PM)
 
Things can get ugly when family and money mix, especially over child support
(The Washington Post, July 12, 2014; 9:40 AM)
 
Beware of loan modification scammers
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2014; 8:47 PM)
 
For college grads, workplace success is about playing the career game right
(The Washington Post, July 5, 2014; 11:38 AM)
 
Savings forecast: It will always rain
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2014; 7:25 PM)
 
Sometimes it’s best to say no when mixing family and finances
(The Washington Post, June 27, 2014; 10:55 PM)
 
Don’t give up trying to persuade an aging parent to move to better care
(The Washington Post, June 21, 2014; 11:56 AM)
 
When it comes to making a decision about renting vs. buying, take your time
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2014; 7:40 PM)
 
One final CliffsNotes for recent grads — on paying off student loans
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2014; 10:07 AM)
 
The Color of Money: Big Data is watching you
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2014; 7:00 PM)
 
Michelle Singletary: IRS shouldn’t outsource debt collection
(The Washington Post, May 24, 2014; 2:38 PM)
 
Celebrate College Savings Day by learning about 529 plans
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2014; 6:23 PM)
 
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