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Welcome to Get There

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We need money to do a lot of things. To put food on the table and a roof over our heads. To cover the cost of education. To support the causes and the people we care about. And the day we’re finally ready to stop working or do something else, we’ll need money for that, too.

This is the motivation for Get There, a new destination for stories about money and its power to transform our lives.

Here, we’ll hold robust conversations about saving, spending and investing. We’ll figure out how the latest policy shifts affect your pocketbooks and explain it to you in plain English. And we will offer fare for investors of all stripes — from those struggling to balance the household budget to those managing ample portfolios.

Expect regular chats with leaders in the financial world about how they got to be where they are. We’ll share stories of regular people accomplishing big financial goals, like paying off debt, buying a home, sending their children to college — or juggling all three. We’ll also bring you stories of real people retiring on their own terms, which can mean finding a second act, landing a part-time gig, or — in some cases — not retiring at all.

Over time you’ll get to know me, but you’ll also see a lot of names you already know and trust, such as Michelle Singletary, our nationally syndicated personal finance columnist. Consider this a home for her columns, newsletter and chats. You’ll recognize Barry Ritholtz, our man in New York who translates Wall Street and the financial markets for regular investors. Expect appearances from Post reporter Danielle Douglas, a pro on all things related to banking and consumer credit, and Martha Hamilton, a longtime retirement writer, as well as other experts from inside and outside the newsroom.

We will use charts, calculators and quizzes to help you recognize the hurdles that may be getting in the way of your financial security. More importantly, we’ll tell you what you can do about it.

Send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer them. Please, take a look around. Tell us what you think.

And go on, start planning. We’ll help you get there.


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Jonnelle Marte is a reporter covering personal finance. She was previously a writer for MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal.



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