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

Tax alert on health insurance premiums

The credit helps offset the cost of the policy and is intended to make it more affordable.

The complicated business of retirement

The complicated business of retirement

Trying to follow the many rules and caveats to the rules for Medicare and Social Security can be head-spinning. Some help to sort them out.

Happy birthday; here’s your Social Security statement

Checking the data is too important to ignore; a birthday is a good reminder to go over your online records.

Teleworking saves money — but let’s keep it honest

Teleworking saves money — but let’s keep it honest

When there are opportunities to allow people to telecommute, agencies and companies should explore it.

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Latest Newsletters

Challenge college students about degrees that underpay

Challenge college students about degrees that underpay

Liberal arts and business majors are more likely to say they’re underemployed.

Get out of the office

Get out of the office

About 40 percent of Americans may have a “work martyr complex,” a survey shows.

Restaurant pulls discount for praying before your meal

Mary’s Gourmet Diner dropped the price cut under what it considered threat of a lawsuit, news report says.

Meal discount to praying diners

A N.C. restaurant gives a 15 percent discount for patrons who say grace before eating.

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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 (Sept. 4)

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

Color of Money Live (August 28)

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

Color of Money Live (August 21, 2014)

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

Color of Money Live (August 7, 2014)

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

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