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.

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.

26 States That Do Not Tax Social Security Income
26 States That Do Not Tax Social Security Income

on October 9, 2020

These states won’t tax any of your Social Security income — and in some cases, other types of retirement income.

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

on September 29, 2020

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

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.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade
The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade

on September 9, 2020

Many of these jobs pay well, too.

The Top 10 Reasons Baby Boomers Are in Debt
The Top 10 Reasons Baby Boomers Are in Debt

on September 7, 2020

The most common type of debt among older adults might surprise you.

8 Ways to Protect Your Retirement Savings During the Pandemic
8 Ways to Protect Your Retirement Savings During the Pandemic

on August 24, 2020

Be fierce in guarding your retirement savings. Years from now you’ll be thankful you did.

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

on August 17, 2020

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

6 Ways to Improve Your Finances From Home Today
6 Ways to Improve Your Finances From Home Today

on July 29, 2020

Take these actions to better manage your money during the pandemic.

8 Types of Companies That Check Your Credit Report
8 Types of Companies That Check Your Credit Report

on June 30, 2020

Federal law lets these entities peek at your credit — regardless of whether you’re borrowing money.

3 Good Things About Recessions
3 Good Things About Recessions

on June 29, 2020

We don’t wish difficulty on anyone, but there can be an upside to a down cycle.

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

on June 25, 2020

A mortgage is one of many homeownership expenses. Most of these will continue for as long as you own a home.

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