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

Teenage driver needs a payment plan for the damage done

Also, should a family dealing with terminal illness use part of an inheritance to make memories or save it?

Gaining currency: A woman will be the face of the $10 bill

Gaining currency: A woman will be the face of the $10 bill

There are some great contenders for the coveted spot on the $10 bill.

Don’t duck an IRS notice

Don’t duck an IRS notice

I received a “CP 2000 Notice” saying I owed back taxes. But after my heart stopped racing, I did some sleuthing.

Cheers to the dads who are financial role models

Cheers to the dads who are financial role models

Parents set an important example for children’s money habits.

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Latest Newsletters

Fathers and finance: What kind of legacy to leave

Fathers and finance: What kind of legacy to leave

Also: Savings advice for young graduates from our readers.

A good primer on collecting Social Security

A good primer on collecting Social Security

People should begin thinking about when to take their benefits long before the decision has to be made.

Getting the goods after goodwill gestures

Getting the goods after goodwill gestures

A helpful police sergeant gets a rewarding inheritance. Was it right for him to accept it?

Can anybody keep your personal data safe?

Can anybody keep your personal data safe?

The IRS breach is just the latest assault on our online privacy and security.

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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 (July 9)

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

Color of Money Live (CANCELLED)

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

Color of Money Live (CANCELLED)

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

Color of Money Live (June 18)

Post columnist Michelle Singletary and author Josh Levs offer their advice and answers your questions.

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