Color of Money Archives

By reporting each attempt, we can hopefully save someone from being swindled
Just hang up on phone scammers
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2016; 10:22 PM)
Scoring the gold — and a tax bill
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2016; 3:24 PM)
Avoid the scam: That’s not the IRS calling
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2016; 5:59 PM)
Another story of co-signing gone wrong
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2016; 5:17 PM)
How to help when it’s not your money
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2016; 5:43 PM)
For many, new rules may limit access to credit — and that’s a good thing
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2016; 9:56 PM)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fought banks and debt collectors
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2016; 8:34 AM)
When your shared vacation comes with extra baggage
(The Washington Post, July 26, 2016; 4:30 PM)
When weddings pile on debt, bliss can become burdened
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2016; 7:45 AM)
Don’t let the bling of the ring blind you to the important stuff
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2016; 5:46 PM)
How to catch the lowest refinancing rates
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2016; 5:40 PM)
Their money, their rules? Nope. A summer job doesn’t mean kids get free rein.
(The Washington Post, July 12, 2016; 5:07 PM)
With college debt, know before you go
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2016; 4:35 PM)
Ah, summer. And the kids finally have paying jobs.
(The Washington Post, July 5, 2016; 6:50 PM)
When teaching kids about budgets, adults can learn just as much
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2016; 11:39 AM)
Readers share stories of co-signing loans — to disastrous effects
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2016; 10:44 AM)
Co-signing a loan? That puts more than your name on the line.
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2016; 7:41 PM)
Should you replace your hoopty?
(The Washington Post, June 14, 2016; 4:44 PM)
Want to avoid fighting over money in your marriage? Try this first.
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2016; 10:24 AM)
‘Ride the lion’ to a better financial life
(The Washington Post, June 7, 2016; 4:21 PM)
Workplace advice for new graduates: Live your virtues
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2016; 10:28 AM)
On the job hunt, dress to impress? Yes.
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2016; 7:20 PM)
A reader says I’m wrong on college savings plans. These experts have my back.
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2016; 5:59 PM)
Get the facts about a 529 savings plan
(The Washington Post, May 24, 2016; 6:03 PM)
To prosper, create a financial rulebook
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2016; 2:44 PM)
Feeling low about your money goals? This will help.
(The Washington Post, May 17, 2016; 4:47 PM)
Helping your young adult get saving for retirement
(The Washington Post, May 13, 2016; 3:31 PM)
Three money lessons to take to your first day at work
(The Washington Post, May 10, 2016; 5:10 PM)
A guide to help new graduates ace their job interviews
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2016; 6:31 PM)
Don’t do your people like Prince did. Leave a will.
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2016; 4:53 PM)
Motivate young savers with a bit of time travel to old age
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2016; 5:43 PM)
Celebrate that college choice — but consider the debt
(The Washington Post, April 26, 2016; 5:34 PM)
The important turn we take with Tubman on the $20 bill
(The Washington Post, April 22, 2016; 11:56 AM)
Catch these colorful homes in the D.C. area
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2016; 6:00 AM)
Is this really Washington? See the color-splashed houses that pop in a gray city.
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2016; 6:00 AM)
Tax Day is over. Now what? Get ready for the next one.
(The Washington Post, April 19, 2016; 4:48 PM)
Prevent a shark attack by avoiding payday loans
(The Washington Post, April 15, 2016; 12:17 PM)
When you look in on that senior, see about their financial security, too
(The Washington Post, April 13, 2016; 4:53 PM)
Readers talk back about purging financial paperwork
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2016; 10:45 AM)
For some, getting ahead financially simply means not falling behind
(The Washington Post, April 5, 2016; 3:45 PM)
Novel weaves all-too-real tale of siblings’ financial rivalry and the family home
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2016; 11:02 AM)
In financial spring cleaning, here’s what to keep
(The Washington Post, March 29, 2016; 2:33 PM)
Why your finances need to be part of your spring cleaning
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2016; 3:24 PM)
The super-rich are also vulnerable to elder financial abuse
(The Washington Post, March 22, 2016; 8:28 PM)
How to score a slam-dunk Final Four bracket — for your finances
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2016; 3:22 PM)
A tax return can go to so many good causes — but first you must file
(The Washington Post, March 15, 2016; 5:31 PM)
Are you sure your financial adviser is legit? Here’s how to tell.
(The Washington Post, March 11, 2016; 2:40 PM)
What is a fair payout for brother who gave up his part of house? Readers weigh in.
(The Washington Post, March 8, 2016; 7:29 PM)
Understanding your credit score and how to raise it
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2016; 1:50 PM)
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