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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
- Benjamin Franklin

In this column, “A Wealth of Knowledge,” Michelle Singletary answers your basic personal finance questions every week. Put yourself on the road to wealth by seeking answers to financial questions that you don’t know.

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For the last several years, I’ve answered your basic personal finance questions every week. My hope was to help put you on the road to wealth. With much regret, I will no longer be writing this column.

How do you get out of a debt settlement contract? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

When your retirement account takes a nosedive, should you remove your money and put it into a savings account? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

How should you complete your W-4 form? What is the Earned Income Tax Credit, and how does that differ from the Advance Earned Income Tax Credit? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Should you file for bankruptcy? And, if so, what’s the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary shares the key to getting and using a secured card.

Want to clean up your credit? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Should you take your social security benefits now or wait until you’re 66? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Should you seek credit counseling to help with that repayment plan? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

What happens to your credit card debt when you pass on? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for choosing a college when money is tight.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for getting a judge to set aside a default judgment.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers advice for selling or renting an unwanted timeshare while also avoiding pitfalls and scams.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary tells you what to do when you have more expenses than income.

How should you invest your money? How much risk to take? How do you get started? Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers six questions you should ask yourself when developing a grand plan for your financial life.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary explains how to pause repayment of your debt and offers a back-up plan if your lender won’t budge.

A single mom who has her own bills and is chipping in for her aging father’s expenses as well seeks advice from personal finance expert Michelle Singletary.

Not sure if you should file for bankruptcy? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Does it make sense to keep up with a payment plan on a loan if it still shows up on credit reports as a charge-off? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers advice for those who are trying to have it all.

What’s the difference between settling that debt and managing it, and which should you pursue? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Is it possible to avoid paying taxes on the interest earned from a certificate of deposit? And if so, should you? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for drawing up a separation agreement and dealing with debt.

What should you do when you receive a prospectus in the mail? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Are you responsible for your spouse’s debt after his/her death if you were separated? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

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