It's Father's Day, but surveys show we don't show our love in dollars
Published 6/14/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
It's Father's Day and dad will be getting gifts, but surveys show we don't spend as much money on him as we do on mom.
Singletary: It can pay to increase your financial literacy
Published 6/10/2013 at 5:39 p.m. 0 comments
Financial columnist Michelle Singletary writes that while financial literacy is improving we still have a long way to go before we are as informed as we should be.
singletary: What our entertainment tells us
Published 6/8/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
We can deny it if we want, but we love to be entertained watching shows about people derailing their lives. Throw in an underlying theme of the rich versus the poor and the ratings soar.
Singletary: College Savings Day is good time to assess needs
Published 6/1/2013 at 2:00 p.m. 0 comments
We had Mother's Day in early May, and Father's Day is coming up in June. In September, we'll celebrate Grandparents Day. And now we've got 529 College Savings Day. It's a bit hokey, falling as it does on May 29, ...
Singletary: Seniors could get a headache from the $220,000 they will need for health care in retirement
Published 5/25/2013 at 2:00 p.m. 0 comments
Michelle Singletary writes that the amount of money retirees need for health care could give them a headache.
Singletary: Family and money can be a difficult relationship
Published 4/6/2013 at 1:41 p.m.
A reader is unhappy with his parents updated will and his inheritance. It is something columnist Michelle Singletary says happens often.
Singletary: When it comes to retirement knowing how much you need leads to confidence
Published 3/23/2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Although the number might be a bit scary, personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary believes knowing how much you need to retire comfortably adds to your confidence.
Singletary: Are we ready for change?
Published 1/25/2013 at 5:49 p.m. 3 comments
I listen to presidential speeches with an ear to the parts about personal finance. In President Barack Obamas second inaugural, he made a few interesting points.
Singletary: Soon, check will not be in the mail
Published 1/18/2013 at 5:32 p.m.
The Treasury Department is facing a March 1 deadline to get millions of people who still receive their benefit payments by mail to convert to electronic delivery.
Singletary: Get it right in 2013, empower yourself with new information
Published 1/4/2013 at 6:13 p.m. 0 comments
I no longer just say information is power. Its only powerful if its the right and most up-to-date information.
Singletary: Books that give a little more
Published 12/20/2012 at 2:43 p.m. 0 comments
If you have some financially challenged people on your list, think about getting them something they can actually use: a book on personal finance.
Singletary: We are our brother's keepers
Published 12/15/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Even the most financially savvy families can find themselves struggling after a natural disaster.
Singletary: Identity theft's youngest victims
Published 12/8/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
When a child is a victim of identity theft, the offense often goes undetected for a long time and it becomes hard to clear up the financial mess left behind by the identity thief.
Michelle Singletary: Keep wish lists in check, without being a grinch
Published 12/2/2012 at 3:18 a.m.
I was tickled at what my 17-year-old said when her aunt asked her what she wanted for Christmas.
Singletary: Black Friday oozes into preceding holiday
Published 11/17/2012 at 1:21 p.m.
I'm going to make the call. Black Friday is now Black Thursday. Last year, several major retailers announced they were going to open at various times on Thanksgiving Day. One retailer called the decision historic. Depressing, I thought.
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