Latest from Michelle Singletary

The ‘Great Resignation’ is leaving many Americans wondering: Should I pay off my mortgage early?

The pandemic has caused a lot of early retirements. Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early.
  • Oct 26, 2021

Romance scams cost consumers a record $304 million as more people searched for love online during the pandemic

Consumers looking for love online and on dating apps were increasingly targeted by romance scams during the pandemic. An FTC report finds a sharp increase in such frauds, with losses reaching a record $304 million last year.
  • Oct 19, 2021

Inflation: How to spend less — or even make more money — as prices rise

Take advice from the experts about how to beat inflation or even benefit from it.
  • Oct 15, 2021

The best financial advice for women — especially those recovering from the ‘she-cession’

The pandemic has been tough for many Americans but especially on women resulting in what’s being called the 'She-cession.' Here's a rule-of-thumb to get back on your financial feet and grow your wealth.
  • Oct 14, 2021

The pandemic made things even worse for working women over 40

We know pandemic-related job losses were bad for women overall, but a new report from AARP found that things are worse for women over 40. One-quarter of mid-career and older workers have seen their financial situation worsen over the course of the pandemic, the report found.
  • Oct 12, 2021

Grassley should retire his prejudice about the model minority

Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, invoked a harmful stereotype during a confirmation hearing for Lucy Koh, a judge nominated by President Biden to the federal appeals court.
  • Oct 8, 2021

Financial ‘FOMO’: How Facebook and Instagram can lead to bad spending habits

Social media can make young and old feel as if they don't have enough. Watching others having great vacations, eating out and upgrading their homes can be bad for the psyche, too.
  • Oct 5, 2021

Covid has meant a cash bonanza for scammers. These people are fighting back against the fraudsters.

In 2020, state securities officials initiated thousands of investigations, resulting in $42 million in fines and $306 million in court-ordered restitution for victims.
  • Oct 1, 2021

The expanded child tax credit is working. Let’s make it permanent.

There are just three child tax credit payments left to distribute this year. By most accounts, the program to lift families out of poverty is working, making the case to make this tax benefit permanent.
  • Sep 28, 2021

In the long run, slow and steady stock-buying easily beats trying to time market dips, experts say

There are risks to basing your investing strategy solely on buying when the market is down. Experts recommend a more steady approach called "dollar-cost averaging."
  • Sep 24, 2021