The Color of Money
Mar 17, 2009 — The personal finance columnist makes her final appearance on Day to Day. She reflects on past conversations and looks forward to her new book: The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom.
Mar 10, 2009 — Questions from listeners yield advice on why good customers are seeing shrinking credit lines, how to avoid getting a bad credit rating, using e-banks (make sure they're FDIC-insured) and whether to trust debt-settlement companies (hint: you can do most of it yourself).
Mar 3, 2009 — More and more Americans are trying to figure out how to manage on unemployment checks. What should you do if you find yourself without a job?
Feb 24, 2009 — Some jobs may not sound glamorous, but they may be more recession-proof than others. Look in these industries: health care, computers, teaching, office management.
Feb 17, 2009 — Many families are facing difficult times as news of more layoffs hit daily headlines. How much should children be told about a family's financial situation?
Feb 10, 2009 — In the wake of recent tax paying follies, personal finance guru Michelle Singletary reveals the little I.R.S. snags every taxpayer should know.
Feb 3, 2009 — New shoes here, a weekend getaway there. Our financial contributor explains that treating yourself is important even during tough economic times ... so long as it's done wisely.
Jan 27, 2009 — Remember the days of flipping hamburgers and babysitting for a little extra cash as a teenager? Our personal finance contributor explores why it's important for teens to work and how they can find a job in these tough economic times.
Jan 13, 2009 — In the wake of the ongoing Bernard Madoff scheme, we look at the importance of protecting your investments and how to spot red flags on your financial statements.
Jan 6, 2009 — Our personal finance contributor offers tips on how to deal with weird banking rules, how to go to college for free and what books you need to read to save lots of money.