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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"

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Michelle's Books

Now available in stores!

Cover of Michelle's Book The Power to Prosper In her softcover book The Power to Prosper, award-winning writer Michelle Singletary has a field-tested financial challenge for you. For twenty-one days, you will put away your credit cards and buy only what you need for survival.
With Michelle’s guidance during this three-week financial fast, you’ll discover how to:
• Break your spending habit
• Handle money with your significant other or your spouse
• Break your bondage to debt with the Debt Dash Plan
• Make smart investments
• Be prepared for any contingency with a Life Happens Fund
• Stop worrying about money and find the priceless power of financial peace
As you discover practical ways to achieve financial freedom, you’ll experience something even more amazing … your faith and generosity will increase, too.

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Now available in paperback !

Cover of Michelle's Book Your Money and Your Man Look out for Michelle Singletary's newest book "Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich" which hits stores on January 31, 2006. In it Singletary guides women on how to manage, plan, and invest their finances. She breaks this information down by age (what to do in your twenties, thirties, forties, fifties…) and by stage of romantic relationship—what not to disclose on the first date, when to come completely clean about your financial history, how much to spend on a wedding and when to start saving for college and retirement funds.

Singletary covers this wide range of issues and also addresses the emotional aspects of money’s role in a relationship. She acknowledges that most fights about cash are usually about something else, and stresses the value of open dialogue. Using her professional experience as a financial guide and personal knowledge as a wife and mother, YOUR MONEY AND YOUR MAN is a manual of eye-opening advice that also reads like a conversation with an informed friend.

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Learn how to Spend Well, and Live Rich!

Cover of Michelle's Book Spend Well Live Rich The best financial planner Michelle Singletary ever knew was Big Mama, her grandmother. Big Mama raised Michelle and her four brothers and sisters on a salary that never reached more than $13,000 a year. Yet at her death, Big Mama owned her own home, had paid off a car loan, and had a beautiful collection of Sunday-go-to-meeting church hats and a savings account that supplemented her Social Security check and small pension. Most important, she had taught Michelle "7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life." Those mantras serve as the inspiration for this straight-talking book of practical personal financial advice that really works.

Michelle is a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post whose popular personal finance column appears in more than 120 newpapers. She's also a mother of three children who understands what it's like to live on a budget. In a plainspoken, sassy, no-nonsense voice, Michelle provides answers to the financial issues that confront almost every household: how to teach children the value of money; how to address money issues in a relationship or marriage; household saving tips; getting the best loans; and much more.

The book is available in hardcover, paperback and on tape/CD.