Despite a roller coaster ride, the Dow Jones industrial average ended the week with a 1.1 percent gain.

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the start of the trading day on Aug,. 26. (EPA/JUSTIN LANE)

Publisher of site about paying for college condensed his expertise into “twisdoms” — tweetable wisdoms.

Five things you can do now to get your financial house in order.

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

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Highlights

Six money milestones to hit while you’re in your 30s

Time to think beyond the house and the 401(k).

A lot of people have figured out the easiest way to lower their student loan payments

But they're missing a critical deadline to stay in the government's program.

How to buy a car by e-mail

Here are a few steps to help you find the best deal before you set foot on the lot.

Also: Readers weigh in on the fallout from the Ashley Madison hack.

No family wants to envision a child withdrawing from school, but with the high cost of college some parents are planning ahead.

How do your living expenses compare to the rest of the country?

Use the fear you felt this week as motivation to become better informed about your holdings.

Use today to make sure you're still following your long-term plan. But it's not time to panic.

HUD’s approach to diluting poverty in public housing doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.

Raiding your savings to pay their college tuition could result in you relying on them in your old age.

Financial apps are evolving from tools to see balances and deposit checks, to programs that nurture healthy financial habits.

After inching up in ratings, Discover earned the top spot in the customer satisfaction ranking this year.

Don’t gloat: Next time it could be your Social Security number or banking account information.

Acquiring a credit card too early can cause them to develop bad money management habits.

The high cost of tuition gets a lot of attention, but any college student can attest that buying textbooks is no small expense.

After avoiding traps, some parents may actually find good deals for their college students.

That means turn off the talking heads on financial TV and stop chasing the headlines with your money.

COLUMN | People at the top of the income ladder resent the help that others get — even though they don’t need it.

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offer her advice and answers your questions.

Also: Parental leave policies and readers react to Pell Grants for prisoners.

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