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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.

Expert Advice

What’s the best way to ensure children learn sound financial principles? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for finding a financial planner and choosing one who best fits your needs.

Concerned about your job security? Michelle Singletary offers practical steps you can take to shore up your finances in case of a layoff.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary explains the difference between a certificate of deposit and a savings account and offers tips for determining which is right for you.

There are tons of credit cards available. How are you supposed to know which one is right for you? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

What should you do with your earnings when you have no bills? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

When you’re fresh out of college, should you establish credit or build up your savings? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Worried about your credit history? Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary explains what factors make up your credit scores.

What is the best way to invest your 401(k)? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Dealing with a debt collector who is using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices? Get expert advice from Michelle Singletary.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary outlines the forces that impact your credit scores.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary shares tips on when to refinance and renovate that home or sell it as a fixer.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary shares the hard truth about co-signing.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary explains why a short sale before 2013 will save you money.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for dealing with a payday lender.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for finding investors and making the pitch.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for boosting your credit scores.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for staying on top of joint payments after a divorce.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for when and how to start taking your retirement income.

Michelle Singletary offers step-by-step tips for determining whether you really owe that debt.

Michelle Singletary demystifies the formula behind the FICO model and offers tips for improving your score.

The asset limit for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hasn’t changed in 20 years. What gives? Michelle Singletary outlines SSI and Social Security eligibility.

Does your teen have a summer job? Read Michelle Singletary’s expert tips for teaching your teen to budget, save and calculate income taxes.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary offers tips for researching obscure investments.

Personal finance expert Michelle Singletary explains why payday loans are one of the worst ways to get out of a financial jam.

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