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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

Our financial expert offers resources for teaching girls about financial planning and wealth building.

Our financial expert examines contract work vs. stable employment with benefits.

Our financial expert discusses how to find “legit, legal, they won’t send you to jail” tax breaks.

Our financial expert explains how a credit card company can close your account regardless of making payments.

Our financial expert discusses whether filing for bankruptcy is really a disaster.

Q: How do I get a judgment, from years ago from a landlord that I do not owe money to, off of my credit report? New York A: If you showed up in court, and the judgment was entered and approved by the court, you may have no recourse. However, you might go to your [...]

Our financial expert offers advice to those questioning the real value of life insurance.

Our financial expert offers advice to families that are falling further into debt due to job loss and medical bills.

Q: How can entrepreneurs pool their money and resources to stretch their buying power? Gerry Anderson, Los Angeles, CA A: Gerry, this is a great question and very forward thinking. The word for small business owners in this enduring recession is “collaboration.” If you are working in an area with a declining business base, it [...]

Q: How can we get car companies to stop selling us cars? Think about it, many of us are figuring out how to pay bills and buy food, and the president is funding car manufacturers to get us in more debt? Santa Barbara, CA A: What? Not sell cars? Are you nuts? Are you un-American? [...]

Our financial expert discusses what viewers can do if their credit cards raise interest rates.

Our financial expert gives advice to a viewer who is considering co-signing a loan to help her niece.

Our financial expert gives advice to parents who are watching their adult children live above their means.

Our financial expert discusses how banks are reducing and pulling home equity loans.

Our financial expert advises a viewer on how to survive after a job loss.

Our financial expert discusses energy tax credits for homeowners.

A viewer asks why—when many of us are figuring out how to pay bills and buy food—the President is funding car manufacturers to get us in more debt.

Our financial expert discusses whether filing for bankruptcy makes sense for those who cannot pay off their debts.

Our financial expert weighs in on whether it’s more economical to buy a home or be a life-long renter.

Our financial expert discusses the attempts to help struggling homeowners.

Our financial expert explains why many financial advisors are telling their clients to buy stocks right now.

Our financial expert addresses relief for homeowners who are faced with a large tax bill after restructuring their mortgage or foreclosing.

Our financial expert says figure out the right withholdings now; don’t let Uncle Sam hold your money all year long.

Our financial expert gives advice on steps to take before aggressively paying down a loan.

Our financial expert gives advice on starting a 401(k) retirement plan.

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