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.

16 States With the Worst Rates of Health Insurance
16 States With the Worst Rates of Health Insurance

on March 30, 2021

These are the states with the biggest share of residents who reported having no health coverage at all.

States With the Highest and Lowest Overall Tax Rates
States With the Highest and Lowest Overall Tax Rates

on March 29, 2021

Your state’s effective tax rate includes a lot more than income taxes.

26 States That Won’t Tax Your Social Security This Year
26 States That Won’t Tax Your Social Security This Year

on February 25, 2021

These states don’t tax any residents’ Social Security income whatsoever.

Americans’ Top 7 Retirement Priorities for Biden and Congress
Americans’ Top 7 Retirement Priorities for Biden and Congress

on February 24, 2021

A survey reveals the concerns on the minds of today’s workers, and how they want the government to address them.

10 Hidden Homeowner Costs — and How to Slash Them
10 Hidden Homeowner Costs — and How to Slash Them

on February 16, 2021

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

8 Key Steps to Planning for Retirement as a Couple
8 Key Steps to Planning for Retirement as a Couple

on February 11, 2021

Ready for retirement? Not so fast. You might be surprised at some of the issues that come up for couples when they plan.

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

on January 28, 2021

All of these credit card costs are avoidable.

7 Ways to Save for Retirement Without a 401(k)
7 Ways to Save for Retirement Without a 401(k)

on January 26, 2021

No 401(k), no problem: There are some overlooked alternatives that can help you build a nest egg.

The Best and Worst States for Raising a Family in 2021
The Best and Worst States for Raising a Family in 2021

on January 26, 2021

These states have big advantages or disadvantages when it comes to choosing a home for your family.

5 Tax Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement
5 Tax Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

on January 25, 2021

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

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

on December 28, 2020

You might be surprised by some of these hazardous occupations.

6 Surprising Benefits of Not Retiring When Your Spouse Does
6 Surprising Benefits of Not Retiring When Your Spouse Does

on December 28, 2020

Couples can reap substantial rewards by staggering their retirement timing.

7 Things You Should Do Before Claiming Social Security
7 Things You Should Do Before Claiming Social Security

on December 28, 2020

To get the most out of your Social Security retirement benefits, you have to think ahead.

23 Holiday Items You Should Buy at Dollar Stores
23 Holiday Items You Should Buy at Dollar Stores

on December 12, 2020

Stay well within your budget with these great tips for over-the-top holiday gifts, baking supplies, party gear and seasonal decorations.

6 Safe Ways to Sell Your Clutter During the Pandemic
6 Safe Ways to Sell Your Clutter During the Pandemic

on December 4, 2020

These websites will pay you for your unwanted items — no need to meet a buyer in person.

9 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Shopping on Amazon
9 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Shopping on Amazon

on November 26, 2020

Are you losing money due to any of these missteps?

Cut These 11 Expenses Now If You Hope to Retire Early
Cut These 11 Expenses Now If You Hope to Retire Early

on November 9, 2020

Like the idea of financial independence? Part of the FIRE equation is cutting costs.

6 Household Products That Cost $500 a Gallon — or More
6 Household Products That Cost $500 a Gallon — or More

on September 25, 2020

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

States That Depend Most and Least on Federal Funding
States That Depend Most and Least on Federal Funding

on September 14, 2020

Some states and their residents rely more heavily on the federal government than others. Where is your state on this list?

The Top 9 Ways Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Money
The Top 9 Ways Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Money

on September 9, 2020

Federal data reveals how Americans used or plan to use their coronavirus stimulus payments.

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