Color of Money Archives

Let’s band together to stop the scammers
AARP’s Fraud Watch Network lets you sign up to get scam alerts — and share warnings.
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)
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)
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