Miranda Marquit

I've been writing about money on the internet since 2005. My specialties include investing, retirement, and long-term financial planning. I have an M.A. in Journalism and an MBA. When not writing, I enjoy playing board games with my son, reading, travel, and the outdoors.

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Is the Housing Bubble About to Burst?

on May 20, 2022

If you were around during the Great Recession, you know housing prices can drop as fast as they go up. Are we in for a repeat?

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7 Actions to Take Now to Get the Life You Want

on May 13, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us reevaluating our lives and our finances. Use these tips to make the most of your money and your life.

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Think Gas Is Expensive? These Everyday Items Cost $500 a Gallon

on May 13, 2022

These household products may seem reasonably priced at first glance. But get ready to be shocked by the unit price.

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Women and Money: Is the ‘Ambition Penalty’ Costing You?

on May 6, 2022

It’s not just the gender pay gap; women also face the ambition penalty. Here’s what it is and how we overcome it.

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Everything You Want to Know About Crypto But Were Afraid to Ask

on April 29, 2022

Whether to invest in crypto, how to invest in crypto, which crypto you should invest in, and most important, how to make money doing it.

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7 of the Best Dividend Stocks to Help Fund Your Retirement

on April 27, 2022

These stocks and funds pay out dividends that can help create stable retirement income.

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Is a Recession On the Way? Here’s How to Prepare

on April 22, 2022

Trees don’t grow to the sky and economies don’t go up forever. Here’s how to know if a recession is looming and how to prepare.

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9 Words Every Taxpayer Needs to Know

and on April 19, 2022

Terms like “AGI” and “refundable credit” aren’t just jargon. They directly affect how much you owe Uncle Sam.

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6 Groups Who Cannot Rely on Social Security Benefits

on April 18, 2022

If you fall into one of these groups, don’t assume that you will receive benefits.

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10 Tips to Travel Abroad on a Budget (for Weeks at a Time)

on April 15, 2022

Learn how to travel abroad on a budget — and how to save up for your next vacation.

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9 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Shopping on Amazon

on April 11, 2022

Are you losing money due to any of these missteps?

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Cut These 11 Expenses Now If You Hope to Retire Early

on April 11, 2022

Do you like the idea of financial independence? Part of the FIRE equation is cutting costs.

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How to Destroy Your Debt and 3 Things to Do Next

on April 1, 2022

Here are some simple tricks to pay off your debts, along with some sound advice on next steps.

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9 Surprising Things You Can Buy With Cryptocurrency

on February 28, 2022

Are crypto tokens burning a hole in your digital wallet? Spend them on these goods and services.

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10 Hidden Homeowner Costs — and How to Slash Them

on February 28, 2022

Most of these expenses continue for as long as you own a home.

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Stop Buying These 11 Things That Are Free at Libraries

on February 25, 2022

Before you spend another dollar on items and services like these, check with your public library.

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5 Apps Changing How We Manage Money

on February 17, 2022

Get help with juggling credit cards, managing investments, planning for bills and more.

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Plan Ahead to Avoid These 5 Tax Mistakes in Retirement

on January 27, 2022

Even great savers can reduce their retirement income by making these mistakes.

6 Credit Card Costs You Should Never Pay
6 Credit Card Costs You Should Never Pay

on January 24, 2022

All of these credit card costs are avoidable.

10 Jobs That Cause the Most Illness and Injury
10 Jobs That Cause the Most Illness and Injury

on January 20, 2022

You might be surprised by some of these hazardous occupations.

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