The Color of Money by Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist
Marriage can be a tricky business, so treat it like one
Couples often don’t realize there’s a financial aspect to their relationship — and that it needs to be discussed.
For any income level, 529 college savings plans are much more than tax havens
(The Washington Post, January 27, 2015; 7:51 PM)
Pulling people out of poverty with one-on-one help
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2015; 10:53 AM)
Community colleges deserve more respect
(The Washington Post, January 20, 2015; 7:59 PM)
Don’t expect help from the underfunded IRS
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2015; 10:28 AM)
Hooray for free credit scores
(The Washington Post, January 13, 2015; 7:40 PM)
Save money, eat better with these fast recipes
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2015; 11:05 AM)
Think you can’t save money? Want to bet?
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2015; 8:43 PM)
A new year brings a new ‘21-Day Financial Fast’
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2015; 10:23 AM)
First step to improving credit is checking credit reports and scores on free sites
(The Washington Post, December 30, 2014; 7:32 PM)
Consider this for a New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2014; 9:45 AM)
Some changes to note from 2014
(The Washington Post, December 23, 2014; 7:19 PM)
New law lets some pension plans cut promised benefits
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2014; 10:52 AM)
The do’s and don’ts of charitable giving
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2014; 7:02 PM)
Your pension could go poof. Do you have a backup plan?
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2014; 11:59 AM)
When marriage is a union of different financial styles
(The Washington Post, December 9, 2014; 8:36 PM)
For daring gift-givers, these books are worth a look
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2014; 10:40 AM)
Sometimes grad school flunks the cost-benefit test
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2014; 7:21 PM)
Saying no to a store credit account
(The Washington Post, November 28, 2014; 10:23 AM)
No guilt trips over holiday gift cards; they’ve been at the top of wish lists for eight years
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2014; 6:32 PM)
Free money? Try credit with a catch.
(The Washington Post, November 22, 2014; 9:56 AM)
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)
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