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Color of Money: The stranglehold of debt

WASHINGTON -- National Public Radio's David Greene and Robert Smith have been hosting a series of money talks around the country this year concerning personal finances.

Greene, host of NPR's "Morning Edition," and Smith, correspondent for "Planet...

Color of Money: Marriage, money and issues

WASHINGTON -- It's hard enough managing one's own money, but navigating through the financial issues with another person can be even more frustrating. I often get questions about marriage and money during my weekly online chat discussions. ...

Color of Money: Books that keep on giving

WASHINGTON -- Every year, someone asks me what financial books I recommend as holiday gifts to teach children or young adults about money, to help somebody prepare for retirement -- or for someone who is trifling with his or her money.

Let's be ...

Color of Money: The D minus of grad school

WASHINGTON -- This year, I talked someone out of going to graduate school.

Actually, he was already enrolled in a prestigious MBA program and on the way to accumulating about $100,000 in debt, including interest.

With one semester completed, he ...

Color of Money: Tis the season for credit offers

WASHINGTON -- The pressure is on this holiday season.

Cashiers will be pushing store-issued credit. And for many of you, the pushiness isn't pleasant. Yet you cave.

Credit.com found that 31 percent of shoppers felt store clerks "bullied" them ...