Michelle Singletary

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

  • Apr 2, 2015

The agency’s formidable collection powers can strike fear into the hearts of taxpayers, but mistakes do occur.

  • Mar 31, 2015

These short-term loans rarely are — so they’re great business for lenders, but not for consumers.

  • Mar 28, 2015

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

  • Mar 26, 2015

Some businesses are suing individuals for poor online reviews, citing defamation.

  • Mar 26, 2015

Take a deep breath, read through the notice carefully, then prepare to wait to talk to a live person at the agency.

  • Mar 24, 2015

An agreement between the reporting bureaus and New York’s attorney general could streamline the process.

  • Mar 21, 2015

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

  • Mar 19, 2015

NCAA Tournament tips: Follow the money, but don’t let it affect your work.

  • Mar 18, 2015

Wait to spend until after you have a savings cushion and are out of debt.

  • Mar 17, 2015
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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.

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