Virginia internist Larry Istrail has a history of percolating fresh start-up ideas.

Wall Street shrugs off the shutdown and rallies from the big drops of last year.

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Being disciplined and diligent pays off.

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Missed payments can really sock your score, knocking off 100 points or more.

A towering figure in finance, he revolutionized American investment with his invention of the index fund.

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Some financial institutions are treating federal employees like natural disaster victims.

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The partial government shutdown is affecting some federal workers who had planned to retire. Some can't get to their TSP money.

Marlin Steel’s high-tech manufacturing and big-name clietele belie its Baltimore industrial park digs.

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Even if you’re not affected, the government shutdown is a reminder of how important it is to have an emergency fund, which you can’t have if you don’t budget.

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

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Should federal employees tap their TSP?

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Others are tapping their retirement funds or applying for unemployment.

Send in your questions about budgeting on a furlough, applying for unemployment and navigating contract work with the federal government.

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How worried should you be if you haven't started to save for retirement?

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Why big scary Dow down numbers or big happy Dow up numbers don’t necessarily tell you all that much.

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The Office of Personnel Management has issued guidance for federal employees who decide to apply for unemployment insurance.

U.S. markets close down more than 2 percent on day as nervous investors look for signs of recession

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

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Yes, the struggle is real -- but many people who live paycheck to paycheck have themselves to blame.

Market volatility appears likely to continue in 2019 amid new signs of weakness in China’s economy.

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