The Color of Money by Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist
COLUMN | A survey shows that more people need to learn about the college savings accounts.
 
How, and how much, to help a college grad
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2015; 9:18 AM)
 
Before you get out your wallet for charity, do your research
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2015; 8:15 PM)
 
Shared finances can be a thorny issue if you’re not married
(The Washington Post, May 17, 2015; 12:01 AM)
 
A rewarding shelter for your rainy-day fund
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2015; 7:45 PM)
 
Hoping is not a plan
(The Washington Post, May 9, 2015; 10:00 AM)
 
Educating graduates on their new fiscal reality
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2015; 5:26 PM)
 
Have a piece of paper? Use it to get smart about your money.
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2015; 10:09 AM)
 
Stop doing debtors further damage
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2015; 7:30 PM)
 
How to make kids financially foolproof
(The Washington Post, April 25, 2015; 4:58 PM)
 
Restricting the spending of federal benefits should include the rich
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2015; 7:42 PM)
 
Beware the evils of credit
(The Washington Post, April 17, 2015; 12:02 PM)
 
Readers push back on not aiming to get a tax refund
(The Washington Post, April 14, 2015; 5:09 PM)
 
A fat tax refund says your strategy is wrong
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2015; 10:39 AM)
 
Financial coaches offer a hand up out of a fiscal hole
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2015; 6:02 PM)
 
This college admission is sorely needed
(The Washington Post, April 4, 2015; 12:23 PM)
 
The IRS’s automated tax notices can be a source of sleepless nights
(The Washington Post, March 31, 2015; 9:42 PM)
 
The vicious cycle of payday loans
(The Washington Post, March 28, 2015; 12:09 PM)
 
Handling a heart-stopping letter from the IRS
(The Washington Post, March 24, 2015; 6:47 PM)
 
Does it have to be so hard to fix errors on your credit report? Maybe not.
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2015; 10:17 AM)
 
Treat yourself prudently
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2015; 8:34 PM)
 
An incomplete Student Aid Bill of Rights
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2015; 10:17 AM)
 
What’s the best way to help a relative pay for college?
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2015; 8:30 PM)
 
Remembering Thomas J. Stanley, who redefined what it means to be rich
(The Washington Post, March 7, 2015; 9:48 PM)
 
Protection is in the hands of the one whose identity is being targeted
(The Washington Post, March 3, 2015; 8:07 PM)
 
Don’t let emotions lead you to an unaffordable choice of college
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2015; 5:33 PM)
 
Saving money is like cold weather: You can hate it, but you still need to do it
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2015; 7:28 PM)
 
The problem with crowdfunding: It doesn’t help the needy crowd
(The Washington Post, February 20, 2015; 10:17 AM)
 
’Tis the season: How to spot a tax scam
(The Washington Post, February 17, 2015; 7:26 PM)
 
How couples cope when money is an unequal yoke
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2015; 10:10 AM)
 
What you should know before you take out a reverse mortgage
(The Washington Post, February 10, 2015; 8:37 PM)
 
The 10 rules a couple needs to manage their money
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2015; 12:10 PM)
 
When money opposites attract
(The Washington Post, February 3, 2015; 8:07 PM)
 
Marriage can be a tricky business, so treat it like one
(The Washington Post, January 30, 2015; 11:26 AM)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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