Chat live with personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary now Chat live with personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary now Personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary is holding a live chat at 11 a.m. March 27 with with Crystal Paine, author of 'Say Goodbye to Survival Mode' and operator of MoneySavingMom.com. Advocate story Feb. 28, 2014 Comments Personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary is holding a live chat at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 with an author who says that in a world of zero job security, you need to create a stream of income in addition to your regular 9-to-5 job. Singletary’s column appears on Wednesdays and Fridays in The Advocate’s Business pages. The author is Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor and consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report. The book is “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life.” ”Relying solely on a single employer is a sure-fire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” writes Palmer, whose book suggests ways to create side-jobs for additional income.