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.

How to Leave a Financial Legacy of Generational Wealth
How to Leave a Financial Legacy of Generational Wealth

on December 21, 2023

You don’t have to be a millionaire to leave a legacy for your kids. Here are some great tips to get you started.

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The Big Con: Outsmarting the 5 Sneakiest Financial Scams

on December 16, 2023

Every year, Americans, especially seniors, are scammed out of billions. Let’s make sure this isn’t your year.

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5 Benefits of Owning a Dash Cam — and 4 Downsides

on December 15, 2023

A camera might make you a safer driver — or it could cost you. Consider these pros and cons before buying.

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22 Holiday Items You Should Buy at Dollar Stores

on December 12, 2023

Stay well within your budget with these tips.

How to Protect Your Kids’ Credit
How to Protect Your Kids’ Credit

on December 7, 2023

In nearly every maternity ward and classroom, there’s a kid whose identity is going to be stolen. Here’s how we got to this point and what we can do to protect our children.

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7 Affordable Dinner Party Recipes That Guests Love

on November 29, 2023

These tried and tested tasty crowd-pleasers won’t break your budget — not that the guests will be able to tell.

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7 Signs You Should Change Your Medicare Coverage This Open Enrollment

on November 29, 2023

It’s Medicare open enrollment season, and these are the signs that you should begin shopping for new coverage.

5 Tips to Deal With Debt When Interest Rates Are Rising
5 Tips to Deal With Debt When Interest Rates Are Rising

on November 23, 2023

Rising interest rates are great for savers, but horrible for borrowers. If you owe money, here’s what you need to do.

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7 of the Worst Car-Buying Mistakes You Can Make

on November 22, 2023

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

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Mind Over Money: How Thoughts Create Wealth

on November 18, 2023

Your mental approach to money can be just as important as your income and expenses. Here’s how to set yourself up for success.

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6 Surprising Benefits of Not Retiring When Your Spouse Does

on November 13, 2023

Couples can reap substantial rewards by staggering their retirement timing.

5 Simple Tips to Make Money With Stocks
5 Simple Tips to Make Money With Stocks

on November 9, 2023

I’ve been investing for more than 40 years and made millions in the market. Here’s how I pick stocks.

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Got Parent PLUS Loans? Prepare for the Coming Cliff

on November 4, 2023

If you’ve taken out loans to help pay for college costs, here’s some information you need.

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4 Types of Medicare Penalties — and How to Avoid Them

on November 3, 2023

Medicare provides affordable health insurance for seniors, but it could cost you more if you make these mistakes.

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7 Things You Should Do Before Claiming Social Security

on November 3, 2023

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

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8 Small Expenses That Are Bleeding Your Budget Dry

on November 2, 2023

Small expenses can lead to major problems. Are these financial leaks threatening to sink your budget?

7 Millionaire Habits You Can Adopt Today
7 Millionaire Habits You Can Adopt Today

on October 26, 2023

Discover the life-changing habits of millionaires you can start implementing today, without the million-dollar paycheck.

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Listening to Money Morons: Dave Ramsey

on October 14, 2023

Dave Ramsey’s advice is gospel for millions of Americans. But not everyone thinks he’s earned his guru status.

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Side Hustle Success: Financial Freedom From Lipstick and Bras

on October 5, 2023

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

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9 Ways To Earn Passive Income off Your Home

on October 2, 2023

You might be surprised at how much money you could make off your property.

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