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Color of Money: A tax-debt scheme shut down

WASHINGTON -- Congratulations to the Federal Trade Commission for its latest action that resulted in the closing of a company that was taking advantage of consumers looking for relief from their tax debts.

The agency is giving back $16 million in...

Color of Money: Broke before lessons learned

WASHINGTON -- There are times when you're right but you wish you weren't. This is one of those times.

Ten years ago, a reader wrote to me asking for advice about his relationship with his girlfriend. It was near Valentine's Day, and he wanted to ...

Color of Money: Freshman financial orientation

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of high school graduates will be starting their first semester of college shortly, and no doubt they've got a long list of things they want and need.

But don't just send them off with dorm-room essentials or a backpack of ...

Color of Money: Keys to real happiness

WASHINGTON -- I'd like to make a confession.

I watch Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." I know. Don't judge me until you hear why.

I'm intrigued by many of the housewives' shows. I used to watch the ones about the women in Orange County ...