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The Washington Post Launches ‘Get There’ Personal Finance Vertical

The Washington Post today announced the launch of a personal finance resource, “Get There,” to be managed by personal finance reporter Jonnelle Marte. On the site, Post reporters and contributors and industry experts will explore saving, spending, and investing for the long-term financial benefit of readers.

“We’ll figure out how the latest policy shifts affect your pocketbooks and explain it to you in plain English,” Marte writes in a welcome message. ”And we will offer fare for investors of all stripes — from those struggling to balance the household budget to those managing ample portfolios.

“Get There” will feature content from WaPo’s Michelle Singletary, Barry Ritholtz, Danielle Douglas, and Martha Hamilton, among other industry experts.

For today’s launch, Marte published three pieces that focus on retirement.

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WaPo Columnist is ‘Optimistically Cautious’ About Jeff Bezos

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Michelle Singletary, the personal finance guru, knows a thing or two about longevity. She’s had a successful multi-platform media career since the early 90s, working in radio, TV and print. The Pulitzer nominee is currently WaPo‘s “Color of Money” columnist, and is syndicated in over 100 newspapers around the country.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, Singletary spoke about the decline in newspaper readership, how she connects with her readers and the Jeff Bezos takeover:

There was a mixed bag of reactions to the sale of The Washington Post back in August. How did you respond to the news? How has the transition of ownership to Jeff Bezos affected you?
Like everybody else, I was shocked. I was on my way to pick up my kids from summer camp when I heard the news. I think initially I was optimistically cautious. Whenever your company is sold, there’s a lot of fear. You’re not sure what’s going to happen. But what I knew of Jeff Bezos and his running of Amazon, I liked. I’ve admired him. I’m a frequent customer of Amazon, and I like the way it’s run. I’m pretty tough on companies, and I don’t have any complaints about Amazon. So that made me feel a little relieved because if he runs the Post like he’s run Amazon, we can’t help but get better.

For more on Bezos’ newsroom visit and Singletary’s advice to media pros, read: So What Do You Do, Michelle Singletary, WaPo columnist and Personal Finance Guru?

– Aneya Fernando

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: David Axelrod. Richard Wolffe of Newsweek, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair and Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post.

  • This Week: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Member, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Member, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Robert Gibbs and a roundtable with Studio 360′s Kurt Anderson, Slate.com’s John Dickerson, NPR’s Alison Stewart, and the Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan. Jake Tapper guest hosts.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Howard Fineman of Newsweek; Michele Norris of NPR; David Brooks of the New York Times; and Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC.

  • Inside Washington: Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Face the Nation: Bob Schieffer, Paul Krugman, David Axelrod, Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn.

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Sen. John McCain, President-elect Barack Obama, Gov. Sarah Palin and CNN founder Ted Turner.

  • Reliable Sources: Amy Holmes, CNN political contributor; Bill Press, radio talk show host; Terence Smith, former PBS media correspondent; and Jessica Yellin, CNN national political correspondent.

  • Fox News Sunday: Laura Bush. Bill Sammon, Jill Zuckman, Fred Barnes, Ceci Connolly.

  • Huckabee: Kelsey Grammer, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Oliver Stone, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Maher and Joe the Plumber.