Color of Money Archives

The pope has left D.C., but his words remain: We must help the poor
Making a difference requires real commitment — not just of money, but of time and talents, too.
Being debt-free is liberating and ideal, but not if you must give up family time
(The Washington Post, September 22, 2015; 8:14 PM)
In your 20s? Don’t squander your biggest financial asset: time
(The Washington Post, September 19, 2015; 12:31 PM)
Applying to college just got slightly less stressful
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2015; 8:36 PM)
Is your adviser truly protecting your retirement?
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2015; 12:29 PM)
Paying off student loans shouldn’t be a wedding gift
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2015; 8:30 PM)
In New York, good riddance to a questionable hiring practice
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2015; 3:15 PM)
Striking a balance between saving and making debt payments
(The Washington Post, September 1, 2015; 7:57 PM)
Financial proverbs for families of the college-bound
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2015; 10:39 AM)
Wisdom to see you through those heart-stopping big drops in the market
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2015; 8:18 PM)
No excuse for high-income families in subsidized low-income housing
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2015; 12:11 PM)
College students should master cash before getting a MasterCard
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2015; 6:43 PM)
What’s the root of the financial favoritism debate? Plain old greed.
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2015; 11:51 AM)
Is your college freshman packing the best financial tools for the fall?
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2015; 7:52 PM)
The debt dialogue must be turned on its head
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2015; 1:38 PM)
The advantages of being a commuter student, lifestyle crimp aside
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2015; 8:34 PM)
A retirement storm is coming. Are you prepared?
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2015; 12:01 AM)
First comes the hack, then comes the scam
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2015; 7:02 PM)
So your son wants to buy a car . . .
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2015; 6:23 PM)
What will creating financial freedom take? Lots of research, so start here.
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2015; 12:00 PM)
Don’t let rental car snafus wreck your vacation
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2015; 7:59 PM)
On student loans, do as O’Malley says, not as he does
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2015; 2:38 PM)
Readers talk back on what’s ‘fair’ for parents
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2015; 6:10 PM)
Teenage driver needs a payment plan for the damage done
(The Washington Post, June 27, 2015; 7:09 PM)
When the Washington Color School earned its stripes on the national stage
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2015; 12:05 PM)
Gaining currency: A woman will be the face of the $10 bill
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2015; 12:10 PM)
Don’t duck an IRS notice
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2015; 9:33 PM)
Cheers to the dads who are financial role models
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2015; 11:39 AM)
When financial help from parents is not equal
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2015; 7:46 PM)
Fathers must go all-in for work-life balance
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2015; 12:08 PM)
Clearing up the confusion over 529s
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2015; 7:31 PM)
Helping your adult children learn to fly
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2015; 11:49 AM)
529 plans can help you save for college, so let’s get started with the basics
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2015; 9:16 PM)
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)
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)
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