The Color of Money by Michelle Singletary, Personal Finance Columnist
Helping your adult children learn to fly
Should college graduates get free rent back at home?
529 plans can help you save for college, so let’s get started with the basics
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2015; 9:16 PM)
How, and how much, to help a college grad
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2015; 9:18 AM)
Before you get out your wallet for charity, do your research
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2015; 8:15 PM)
Shared finances can be a thorny issue if you’re not married
(The Washington Post, May 17, 2015; 12:01 AM)
A rewarding shelter for your rainy-day fund
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2015; 7:45 PM)
Hoping is not a plan
(The Washington Post, May 9, 2015; 10:00 AM)
Educating graduates on their new fiscal reality
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2015; 5:26 PM)
Have a piece of paper? Use it to get smart about your money.
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2015; 10:09 AM)
Stop doing debtors further damage
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2015; 7:30 PM)
How to make kids financially foolproof
(The Washington Post, April 25, 2015; 4:58 PM)
Restricting the spending of federal benefits should include the rich
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2015; 7:42 PM)
Beware the evils of credit
(The Washington Post, April 17, 2015; 12:02 PM)
Readers push back on not aiming to get a tax refund
(The Washington Post, April 14, 2015; 5:09 PM)
A fat tax refund says your strategy is wrong
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2015; 10:39 AM)
Financial coaches offer a hand up out of a fiscal hole
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2015; 6:02 PM)
This college admission is sorely needed
(The Washington Post, April 4, 2015; 12:23 PM)
The IRS’s automated tax notices can be a source of sleepless nights
(The Washington Post, March 31, 2015; 9:42 PM)
The vicious cycle of payday loans
(The Washington Post, March 28, 2015; 12:09 PM)
Handling a heart-stopping letter from the IRS
(The Washington Post, March 24, 2015; 6:47 PM)
Does it have to be so hard to fix errors on your credit report? Maybe not.
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2015; 10:17 AM)
Treat yourself prudently
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2015; 8:34 PM)
An incomplete Student Aid Bill of Rights
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2015; 10:17 AM)
What’s the best way to help a relative pay for college?
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2015; 8:30 PM)
Remembering Thomas J. Stanley, who redefined what it means to be rich
(The Washington Post, March 7, 2015; 9:48 PM)
Protection is in the hands of the one whose identity is being targeted
(The Washington Post, March 3, 2015; 8:07 PM)
Don’t let emotions lead you to an unaffordable choice of college
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2015; 5:33 PM)
Saving money is like cold weather: You can hate it, but you still need to do it
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2015; 7:28 PM)
The problem with crowdfunding: It doesn’t help the needy crowd
(The Washington Post, February 20, 2015; 10:17 AM)
’Tis the season: How to spot a tax scam
(The Washington Post, February 17, 2015; 7:26 PM)
How couples cope when money is an unequal yoke
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2015; 10:10 AM)
What you should know before you take out a reverse mortgage
(The Washington Post, February 10, 2015; 8:37 PM)
The 10 rules a couple needs to manage their money
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2015; 12:10 PM)
When money opposites attract
(The Washington Post, February 3, 2015; 8:07 PM)
Marriage can be a tricky business, so treat it like one
(The Washington Post, January 30, 2015; 11:26 AM)
For any income level, 529 college savings plans are much more than tax havens
(The Washington Post, January 27, 2015; 7:51 PM)
Pulling people out of poverty with one-on-one help
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2015; 10:53 AM)
Community colleges deserve more respect
(The Washington Post, January 20, 2015; 7:59 PM)
Don’t expect help from the underfunded IRS
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2015; 10:28 AM)
Hooray for free credit scores
(The Washington Post, January 13, 2015; 7:40 PM)
Save money, eat better with these fast recipes
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2015; 11:05 AM)
Think you can’t save money? Want to bet?
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2015; 8:43 PM)
A new year brings a new ‘21-Day Financial Fast’
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2015; 10:23 AM)
First step to improving credit is checking credit reports and scores on free sites
(The Washington Post, December 30, 2014; 7:32 PM)
Consider this for a New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2014; 9:45 AM)
Consider this for a New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2014; 9:45 AM)
Some changes to note from 2014
(The Washington Post, December 23, 2014; 7:19 PM)
New law lets some pension plans cut promised benefits
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2014; 10:52 AM)
The do’s and don’ts of charitable giving
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2014; 7:02 PM)
Your pension could go poof. Do you have a backup plan?
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2014; 11:59 AM)
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