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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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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7 Things You Should Always Put on Autopay

on January 12, 2022

Use autopay to simplify your life and your finances.

How to Negotiate a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate
How to Negotiate a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate

on January 4, 2022

If you feel like you’re paying too much in credit card interest, here’s exactly how to request a lower rate.

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6 Websites That Will Sell Your Clutter for You

on December 27, 2021

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

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7 Pieces of Common Money Advice That Can Cost You

on December 23, 2021

Just because some money tips are regularly repeated doesn’t mean they are good advice for everyone.

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7 Things You Should Do Before Claiming Social Security

on December 20, 2021

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

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23 Holiday Items You Should Buy at Dollar Stores

on December 6, 2021

Stay well within your budget with these tips.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs for the Next 10 Years
The 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs for the Next 10 Years

on November 12, 2021

Many of these jobs pay well, too.

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401(k) Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

on October 22, 2021

A 401(k) can be a powerful saving tool, but you could miss out on benefits if you make these mistakes.

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8 Common and Costly Homebuying Myths

on August 3, 2021

Think you’re ready to buy a house? Don’t fall victim to these rookie mistakes.

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

on August 3, 2021

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

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3 Costly Social Security Mistakes That Women Make

on July 22, 2021

Women face unique challenges when planning for retirement. Making these mistakes can result in less income.

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

on June 29, 2021

Experts often recommend postponing claiming Social Security. But there are situations in which you should claim sooner.

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