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.

Did Your Retirement Nest Egg Shrink Last Year? 5 Things to Do Now
Did Your Retirement Nest Egg Shrink Last Year? 5 Things to Do Now

on February 4, 2023

You’re not going to be happy when you open your 2022 retirement account statements. Here’s some advice that’s going to help.

5 Powerful Mental Tips to Accomplish Your Goals
5 Powerful Mental Tips to Accomplish Your Goals

on January 28, 2023

If you’ve ever had trouble creating financial goals and sticking to them, this podcast is for you.

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7 of the Worst Car Buying Mistakes You Can Make

on January 26, 2023

This is a big purchase, so getting it wrong can be expensive.

Side Hustle Success: Financial Freedom From Lipstick and Bras
Side Hustle Success: Financial Freedom From Lipstick and Bras

on January 21, 2023

There are lots of ways to make a little extra on the side, including some that might surprise you.

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7 Ways to Make Money on Your Phone

on January 16, 2023

Many people spend a lot of time on their phones. Why not make something of it?

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs for the Next 10 Years

on January 16, 2023

Many of these jobs pay well, too.

5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Off Debt This Year
5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Off Debt This Year

on January 14, 2023

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is paying off debt. Here’s the way you’re going to get it done this year.

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15 Things That Actually Got Cheaper in 2022

on January 13, 2023

These prices bucked an almost universal inflationary trend by falling during 2022.

Top Financial Stories of 2022: Crypto, Student Loan Forgiveness, Inflation and More
Top Financial Stories of 2022: Crypto, Student Loan Forgiveness, Inflation and More

on January 7, 2023

Here are the stories that shaped your financial world last year.

15 Money Moves for a Richer New Year
15 Money Moves for a Richer New Year

on December 31, 2022

Start the year on the right foot and you’ll end it with more money in the bank.

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8 of the Wildest Price Hikes of 2022

on December 22, 2022

Some expenses have skyrocketed by as much as 254% over the past year.

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9 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Shopping on Amazon

on December 22, 2022

Are you losing money due to any of these missteps?

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6 Things You’re Wasting Your Money On– and How to Stop

on December 22, 2022

Evaluate what you really need and cut out the rest!

7 Year-End Tax Tips That Could Save You Thousands
7 Year-End Tax Tips That Could Save You Thousands

on December 17, 2022

These tax-slashing opportunities will disappear by Dec. 31.

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5 Big Financial Regrets That Haunt Older Americans

on December 16, 2022

Avoiding these mistakes could make a big difference in your retirement.

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23 Holiday Items You Should Buy at Dollar Stores

on December 16, 2022

Stay well within your budget with these tips.

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5 Costly Mistakes People Make When Paying Bills

on December 12, 2022

You can avoid pointlessly losing money in these common ways.

Your Guide to Alternative Investments
Your Guide to Alternative Investments

on December 10, 2022

There are plenty of investments out there that don’t involve stocks, bonds or banks. Here are a few you should learn about.

Retirement, Real Estate and I Bonds: We Answer Your Questions
Retirement, Real Estate and I Bonds: We Answer Your Questions

on December 3, 2022

In this podcast, we answer your questions about retirement, annuities, I bonds, real estate and even the best time to buy a TV.

Thoughtful woman or housewife considering canceling subscription or cutting cost
Cut These 11 Expenses Now If You Hope to Retire Early

on November 30, 2022

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

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