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The Color of Money / Home & Consumer

Color of Money: ACA push going to the buzzer

WASHINGTON -- What does March Madness have to do with the upcoming deadline to sign up for health insurance? Not a thing.

But the Obama administration is using the excitement over the brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament to sell people on ...

The millennials come of age

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that many members of the millennial generation are struggling financially. They may be the first cohort to end up worse off than their parents.

The sheer number of millennials -- about 80 million -- makes then a ...

Color of Money: On 401(k)s, fees really do matter

WASHINGTON -- You may not believe it, but there really are government forces trying to help you become better informed about your workplace retirement plan.

I wonder if their efforts are in vain.

The Department of Labor is moving ahead with a ...

Color of Money: Financial life lessons

WASHINGTON -- If you want a better financial life, it often starts with taking a look at the way you are living.

Just think about it. When would you even have time to do a budget or come up with a plan to pay down your debts when you're wired in ...

Color of Money: Opening the mailbag

WASHINGTON -- I like to hear from readers, especially those who have specific questions about financial issues. Here are some letters I'd like to share with you.

Q: Given the increased frequency with which credit cards are being compromised, I ...

Color of Money: Don't be 'bitconned'

WASHINGTON -- I was talking to someone about Bitcoin and mistakenly called it "Bitcon."

"Oh, what a Freudian slip," the person said.

I wasn't trying to comment about the legitimacy of the digital currency. Bitcoins can be used to buy products ...