The Color of Money by Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist
Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street
The loans can help retirees strapped for cash, but borrowers need to be careful.
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)
Recent graduates should learn these ABCs of workplace success
(The Washington Post, May 17, 2014; 9:06 AM)
The money management lecture about spending summer earnings on an iPad
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2014; 7:14 PM)
Report supports idea of choosing affordable, nurturing college rather than going into debt
(The Washington Post, May 9, 2014; 1:28 PM)
Make it easier for those who want to show love with gifts
(The Washington Post, May 6, 2014; 8:07 PM)
Color of Money: ‘Good Advice From Bad People’ and the financial tips ‘they’ give
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2014; 9:34 AM)
Adult children and their parents need to have that ‘other talk’
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2014; 7:26 PM)
Five tips to spring-clean your finances
(The Washington Post, April 26, 2014; 7:37 PM)
Co-signing a loan is a favor you should think twice about
(The Washington Post, April 22, 2014; 7:21 PM)
The bottom line when picking a university: ‘No debt for our daughter or for us’
(The Washington Post, April 18, 2014; 12:41 PM)
You’d better budget for that baby
(The Washington Post, April 15, 2014; 7:55 PM)
Tax-relief ‘rescues’ are really a ruse
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2014; 10:00 AM)
A scam that could tax you dearly
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2014; 8:05 PM)
Meet the IRS’s new go-to go-getter
(The Washington Post, April 5, 2014; 10:54 AM)
Is that tax break worth it?
(The Washington Post, April 1, 2014; 6:19 PM)
Having ‘the other talk’ with your kids — not storks, but aging
(The Washington Post, March 29, 2014; 11:59 AM)
The trap of payday loans can lead to triple-digit interest rates
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2014; 8:16 PM)
Put your estate plan on paper before it’s too late
(The Washington Post, March 20, 2014; 9:01 PM)
President uses March Madness to sell people on health care before the buzzer
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2014; 7:39 PM)
Millennials’ money misfortune
(The Washington Post, March 15, 2014; 10:12 AM)
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