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Color of Money: No present for pensioners

WASHINGTON -- Congress has played the Grinch this holiday season for some retirees.

Tucked into the federal spending bill were provisions that will allow certain struggling multiemployer pension plans to reduce benefits already being received by ...

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 ...