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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"

Media & Radio Appearances


Michelle on CNN

Past Appearances

  • PBS special "Your Life, Your Money." The special, which airs Wednesday, September 9 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., encourages young adults to get their financial lives together or keep their finances straight. There's another great reason to watch the program: it features yours truly. You can watch a preview of the show on YouTube.
  • Meet the Press,
  • NBC 4 - Washington, D.C.
  • April 20, 2008 -CNN
    Transcipt of the show
  • February 14, 2007 - CBS Early Show
    Michelle appeared on the CBS Early Show. To watch her video clip go to CBS News and scroll down to Related Videos on the right side of the page. Michelle's clip is titled "Managing Money and Love."
  • The Columbian, speaking engagement
    Singletary wows crowd of 600, 01/19/2007 Nationally syndicated personal finance columnist, Michelle Singletary, shared her message, "Spend Well, Live Rich" with an audience of 600 at The Columbian's 2007 Economic Forecast Breakfast on Friday. Watch the Video
  • Thursday, May 11, 2006
    Michelle appeared on the Tavis Smiley talk show where she talked about her latest book “Your Money and Your Man.”
  • The Brian Lehrer Show WNYC - Audio
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  • CBS Early Show - Video
    Don't Let $ Ruin Your Marriage
  • More Video of recent appearances:
    - C-Span
    - Tavis Smiley Show
  • January 4, 2006 -
    $ingletary $ays premieres on TVONe at 8 pm.
  • February 9, 2006 -
    Michelle appeared on the CBS Early Show. Missed it? (scroll down to Thursday, February 9 or click on the title "Don't Let Money Ruin Your Marriage" in the video list on the right of the page )
  • January 2005 -
    Michelle was recently on the CBS Morning Show. For a transcript of her appearance click here.
  • Michelle appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on June 22, 2000 on a show titled "What the Experts Wish You Knew."
  • Michelle appeared again on The Oprah Winfrey Show on February 28, 2001, on a show titled "Little Steps to Big Savings."
  • She has also appeared on the PBS program To the Contrary.
  • Michelle has appeared several times on the PBS show MoneyWise with Kelvin Boston.
  • Michelle appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS this past February.

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Past Appearances

  • May 8, 2008
    KPCC 89.3 with Pat Morrison. Southern California's premier public radio news station. Up to Our Eyeballs: Consumer Debt Piles On. To listen to the segment click here http://www.scpr.org/programs/pattmorrison/
  • July 2006
    The 700 Club
  • The Diane Rehm Show
    Read more here
  • Michelle appeared on the Diane Rehm show on Wednesday, March 1st. Click here for an audio transcript of the show.

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  • Washintonian Magazine - May 2008
  • "O" Magazine - March 2008 -
    Michelle was a featured expert in this month's O Magazine. You can find the article "Are Your Doing Absolutely the Best Thing with Your Money?" on page 262.
  • Washington Post -
    Read Michelle's Column, The Color of Money, every Sunday and Thursday in the Washington Post
  • March 2008 Issue of O Magazine -
    Michelle has written an article about overcoming common obstacles to getting one’s financial house in order.
  • Your Money and Your Man, published 2007
  • Spend Well, Live Rich, published 2004
  • Washington Post -
    Read Michelle's Column, The Color of Money, every Sunday and Thursday in the Washington Post

Past Appearances

  • February 2006 -
    Michelle had a headlining column in Essence Magazine.
  • January 2006 -
    Michelle's new book Your Money and Your Man will be featured in Essence Magazine.

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Conferences & Other Appearances

  • 2010 Essence Conference, BET
  • The Black Snob blog, at the Essence Women's Conference
  • Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc. present the Best in Business 2007 Contest Winners

    Approachable and explanatory.

    That's the perfect way to describe "The Color of Money" by Michelle Singletary and the reason it is one of the most popular business features in hundreds of newspapers across America. It's also one of the reasons that Singletary was recently awarded one of the top honors a business writer can achieve, an award for outstanding columnist by the Society of American Business Writers and Editors, Inc. (SABEW).

    In their comments, the SABEW judges cited several columns in which Singletary served the public interest of her readers and held others accountable for their deceptive practices, included one standout titled, "A Shady Mortgage Lender Exposed." Here is some of the judges' praise:

    "Michelle Singletary's work illustrates a range of writing that's both approachable and explanatory. One column that helped a young person sort through choices and what that means to a budget gets close and offers useful information for anyone. Her careful, dogged pursuit of truth is on stage as well. She showed how one man's claims of security and great returns for customers were ether. When she figured out his scheme, she told the tale with a tone of accountability that reminds readers of our public service role. Her coverage of Financial Independence, an unlicensed mortgage firm operating in Maryland, spurred state and federal investigations of the company's founder."

    You can read the award winning columns online: A 400 Percent Return in 7 Days? Riiiight. , A Mortgage is for Paying Off , Some Mortgage Originators Skip State Licensing , Maryland Tells Unlicensed Mortgage Firm To Shut Down , The Get-Rich Pitch, Then the Letdown .

    To see a list of the other winners of the annual SABEW Best in Business contest click here .

  • May 2006
    Michelle spoke on behalf of the Young Adult Ministry at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church. Again, she read from her latest book “Your Money and Your Man” and how to balance love and money.
  • May 2006
    Michelle spoke at The Sanctuary, 9171 Central Ave., Capitol Heights, Md. 20743.
    The program was hosted by the Young Adult Ministry and the topic was “Stop Suffering Financially Due to a Lack of Knowledge.”
  • December 2005 - Michelle's book was selected for the Book Bridge Project at Prince George's Community College in Maryland. This program brings the Prince George's county community and the college community together in a shared learning experience about contemporary issues. Michelle will also make an appearance at the college on April 26, 2006 for Michelle Singletary Day.

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