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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8 Things Most People Don’t Know About Medicare

on May 28, 2024

If you don’t understand some of these things, you could end up paying a whole lot more for health care.

The Ultimate Guide to Roth Retirement Accounts: Why You Need One Now
The Ultimate Guide to Roth Retirement Accounts: Why You Need One Now

on May 23, 2024

What’s better than retirement income? Tax-free retirement income. A Roth can help you get it.

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5 Instances When Common Finance Advice Is Wrong

on May 20, 2024

The problem with one-size-fits-all advice is that one size doesn’t fit all.

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3 Ways a Health Savings Account Can Improve Your Finances

on May 14, 2024

Open an HSA in minutes to help you save on taxes, pay your medical expenses and grow your retirement nest egg.

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7 Tips to Retire With a Million-Dollar Nest Egg

on May 9, 2024

Only 4% of Americans have a million-dollar retirement nest egg. Here’s how to join that exclusive group, and how to figure out how much you’ll really need.

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The 5 Stages of Financial Independence

on May 2, 2024

Imagine never having to worry about money. Here’s how you’re going to get there.

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10 Insider Tips for Getting a Great Deal on a House

on April 25, 2024

We talked to a professional house-flipper to learn the secrets of getting a great deal on real estate, no matter the market.

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10 Programs That Help Struggling Retirees With Living Costs

and on April 22, 2024

Seniors may find some much-needed help with these programs.

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10 Ways to Have Fun for Free or Nearly Free

on April 18, 2024

We’ve gotten so used to shelling out money for entertainment, we’ve forgotten how much fun is available for free. Here’s a reminder.

5 Fast Ways to Turbocharge Your Retirement Savings
5 Fast Ways to Turbocharge Your Retirement Savings

on April 11, 2024

Falling behind on your retirement saving goals? Not to worry. Here’s how to save more fast.

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7 Ways to Travel the World for Free

on April 6, 2024

Pack your bags for free by using these travel hacks.

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Super Early

on April 6, 2024

Imagine life without that mortgage payment. Now, let’s make it happen.

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6 Groups Who Can’t Count on Social Security Benefits

on March 29, 2024

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

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5 Times When It’s Smart to Claim Social Security Early

on March 27, 2024

Experts often recommend postponing claiming as long as you can. But there are situations in which you should claim sooner.

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8 Frugal Habits That Just Aren’t Worth It

on March 25, 2024

Sure, you can save money doing these things. But at what cost in time and happiness?

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Gain Without Pain: the Top 5 Painless Ways to Save Money

on March 23, 2024

If you really want to sock away the savings, here are five things you can do for gain without pain.

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10 College Majors With the Worst Employment Rates — and 10 With the Best

and on March 14, 2024

Your degree isn’t a guarantee of lifelong employment, but certain fields do seem to improve your odds.

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7 Vital Money Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

on March 9, 2024

Want to get richer? Retire sooner? Achieve your goals? To get the right answers, start by asking the right questions.

How to Deal When Family and Friends Ask to Borrow
How to Deal When Family and Friends Ask to Borrow

on February 29, 2024

We’ve all been there: a friend or family member is asking for money. Here’s exactly how you should respond.

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How to Harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Make Money in Stocks

on February 24, 2024

Artificial intelligence is going to change everything. Here’s what you need to know about using AI to make money.

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