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Michelle Singletary, "Big Mama used to say it's not how much money you make that matters, but how you make do with what you have"

February Selections

Cover of First Comes Love, Then Comes Money:  A Couple's Guide to Financial Communication by Bethany and Scott PalmerFirst Comes Love, Then Comes Money: A Couple's Guide to Financial Communication by Bethany and Scott Palmer
Cover of Scream Free Marriage:  Calming Down, Growing Up and Getting Closer by Hal Edward Runkel with Jenny RunkelScream Free Marriage: Calming Down, Growing Up and Getting Closer by Hal Edward Runkel with Jenny Runkel
Cover of pousonomics:  Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage and Dirty Dishes by Hal Edward Runkel with Jenny RunkelSpousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage and Dirty Dishes by Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson

The Color of Money Book Club

Covers of Michelle's books - Spend Well, Live Rich and Your Money and Your Man

Want to know which personal finance books to read?

Join the Color of Money Book Club. To become a member all you have to do is read the recommended book then join Michelle Singletary and the author in a Live Online discussion. Sign up for Michelle Singletary's weekly Personal Finance e-letter to find out each month's selected book club title, and to read Michelle's latest tips and advice. You can e-mail Michelle at colorofmoney@washpost.com, or write to her at:

Color of Money Book Club
1150 15th St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20071

Note: When signing up online, click the link above and scroll down the page. Click on the box for "Personal Finance." As a benefit, each month randomly selected subscribers will get a free copy of each month's book club selection.

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2010 Book Club Selections

February
Stop Acting Rich...and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire by Thomas J. Stanley

March
Celebrate Women's History Month - In honor of Women's History Month, read four personal finance books authored by dynamic women:

  • A Purse of Your Own: An Easy Guide to Financial Security by Deborah Owens with Brenda Lane Richardson
  • Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom by Marianna Olszewski
  • Save Big by Elizabeth Leamy
  • Expect to Win by Carla A. Harris

April
Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke

May
Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview? The Crash Course: Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves

June
Graduation Debt: How to Manage Student Loans and Live Your Life by Reyna Gobel

July
When the Time Comes: Families With Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions by Paula Span

August
Buy, Close, Move In: How to Navigate the New World of Real Estate -- Safely and Profitably -- and End Up with the Home of Your Dreams by Ilyce Glink

September
Turn Setbacks into Greenbacks: 7 Secrets for Going Up in Down Times by Willie Jolley

October
Aftershock: The next economy and America's Future by Robert B. Reich

Novemeber
The Color of Money Challenge

December
Debt-free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents by Zac Bissonnette

Complete Color of Money Book Club Archive