Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary
Columnist

Michelle Singletary writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, “The Color of Money,” which appears in The Post on Wednesday and Sunday. Her award-winning column is syndicated by The Washington Post Writer’s Group and is carried in more than 100 newspapers. In 2010, she released her third personal finance book, “The Power To Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom.” She has been a personal finance contributor for MSNBC, NPR and ABC’s daily talk show, “The Revolution.” For two seasons she hosted “Singletary Says” on TV One. In her spare time, Singletary is the director of a ministry she founded at her church, in which women and men volunteer to mentor others who are having financial challenges. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park. She has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a master’s degree in business and management.

Latest Columns

Why young graduates have debt — but not a house

Why young graduates have debt — but not a house

Aspiring homeowners who have student loans said the debt was blocking them from buying.

Inheritance, co-signing — frank advice for readers

Inheritance, co-signing — frank advice for readers

Advice may be cheap but making mistakes in money matters is not, especially on these topics.

Smart program saves homeowners from foreclosure

Smart program saves homeowners from foreclosure

An inspired program buys foreclosed properties and sells them back to the owners at a reduced rate.

If you’re afraid to retire, you’re in good company

If you’re afraid to retire, you’re in good company

Nearly half of Americans fear they will not have enough money in retirement, a survey shows.

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Latest Newsletters

Some are not so scared of a stock market crash

Some are not so scared of a stock market crash

Also, reasons we should be investing and simple tips on how to become rich.

Is the stock market plunge causing you to panic?

Is the stock market plunge causing you to panic?

Also: The Post offers tips on how to begin paying off that student loan debt.

College loans crowding out other debts

College loans crowding out other debts

Also: Beware of liar loans and know how to protect yourself from identity theft.

Suddenly wealthy, just as quickly broke

Suddenly wealthy, just as quickly broke

When people get a windfall, they often want to spend it too fast and too furiously.

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The Latest Mailbags

Paying down debt amid credit score concerns

Couple wonders whether closing a few credit accounts will pose a problem when going after a car loan.

When is it time to let go of that old car?

Their 16-year-old car got towed to the impound lot. They wonder if it’s worth the expense to retrieve it.

Michelle Singletary answers questions about shutdown

Michelle Singletary answers questions about shutdown

The Color of Money columnist responds to furloughed workers’ concerns.

Who’s a Real Free-Loader Sibling?

A reader reminds us that sometimes a sibling is sacrificing more than we realize by caring for elderly parents.

Latest Chats

Color of Money Live (Nov. 6)

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

CANCELED - Color of Money Live (Oct. 30)

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

Color of Money Live (Oct. 23)

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

Color of Money Live (Oct. 16)

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

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