Nationally Syndicated Personal Finance Columnist, The Washington Post
Michelle Singletary Bio
Michelle Singletary is a personal finance columnist for The
Washington Post. Her award-winning column, "The Color of
Money," appears twice a week in dozens of newspapers across
the country and is syndicated by The Washington Post News
Service and Syndicate.
She is a frequent contributor to various NPR programs
including "1A," "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered."
She regularly appears on CNN's daily and weekend programs,
including New Day, and "The Situation Room with Wolf
Blitzer." She has also appeared on NBC's "Today Show" and
PBS. For two years, she hosted her own national television program, "Singletary Says," on TV One.
Singletary is the author of four books: "What To Do With Your Money When Crisis Hits: A Survival
Guide," "The 21 Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom," a perennial Amazon
bestseller; "Spend Well, Live Rich: How to Live Well With the Money You Have, and "Your Money
and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich."
In 2022, she was the first-place winner of a Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing
(SABEW) Best in Business award for commentary (The IRS Is a Hot Mess). In 2021, she won a
prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for commentary for "Sincerely, Michelle," a 10-part series on race and
money. The series also landed her the 2021 National Association of Black Journalist award for
commentary. In 2020, The Washington Post celebrated her long and distinguished career at the paper
with the Eugene Meyer Award, its highest journalistic honor.
Singletary is the director of Prosperity Partners Ministry, a monthly personal finance program she
founded at her church, First Baptist Church of Glenarden. As part of this ministry, she and her husband
also volunteer to teach financial literacy to incarcerated individuals in various prisons in her home state
of Maryland. Singletary is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and she earned a
master's degree in business and management at Johns Hopkins University.