The Color of Money / Home & Consumer

Color of Money: Some tips for your good credit

WASHINGTON -- As the old saying goes, no man's credit is as good as his money.

And yet we live in a society that judges our ability to get credit -- and in many cases a job, insurance and even a security clearance -- based on our good credit ...

Color of Money: Be debt-free when you retire

WASHINGTON -- When people talk about retirement, it's often in the context of how much money they've got to save for their senior years.

People know or have heard enough that they need to factor into their retirement plan their cash savings, ...

Color of Money: The retirement-planning drill

WASHINGTON -- Every time one of my children says, "Back in your day," I wince.

After watching an old black-and-white sitcom, my son actually asked me if there was color television back in my day. His sisters thought it was funny. Me? Not so much....

Color of Money: The great recline debate, part II

WASHINGTON -- Maybe it's the dog days of a late summer. Could they be causing people to act so uncivil?

Another flight was diverted recently after two airline passengers got into a fight over a reclined seat. This is at least the third such ...

Color of Money: Civility in recline

WASHINGTON -- If you pay good money for an airline ticket, should you be free without guilt to recline your seat?

Likewise, if you pay good money for a gadget that would stop the passenger in front of you from reclining his or her seat, should ...