If debt were a person, I'd slap it! Washington Post Personal Finance Columnist, Author of "The 21 Day Financial Fast" http://wapo.st/personalfinance

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Michelle Singletary writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, “The Color of Money,” which appears in The Washington Post on Wednesday and Sunday. Her award-winning column is syndicated by The Washington Post Writer’s Group and is carried in more than 100 newspapers. In 2010, she r...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked for the Baltimore Evening Sun.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

I love interacting with people and helping them to understand personal finance.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?