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.

Find Cheaper Car Insurance in Just Minutes
Find Cheaper Car Insurance in Just Minutes

on May 20, 2020

Looking for a better car insurance rate? This website makes it easy.

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12 Ways the Government Is Helping You Amid the Pandemic

on May 8, 2020

How many of these federal actions were you aware of?

6 Real Ways to Save on Your Car Costs
6 Real Ways to Save on Your Car Costs

on April 22, 2020

Owning a car can easily costs thousands of dollars a year. But these tools can slash the ongoing expenses a vehicle brings.

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This Tool Makes It Easy to Slash Bills and Build Savings

on April 22, 2020

What if you had a financial assistant to negotiate your bills, automate your saving and analyze your spending to identify problem areas? I tried this one out.

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How to Invest in Real Estate for as Little as $500

on March 30, 2020

If stock market volatility has you looking for other investment options, here’s a way to diversify — even if you don’t have tons of money.

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4 Ways to Earn Money Making Deliveries in Your Car

on March 24, 2020

Looking to make extra money? Consider using your car to make deliveries.

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This Job Board Specializes in Remote Work and Flexible Gigs

on March 18, 2020

If you like the idea of working from home or setting your own hours, you should know about this resource.

7 Tips for Avoiding a Coronavirus Scam
7 Tips for Avoiding a Coronavirus Scam

on March 16, 2020

Scams exploiting the coronavirus outbreak are popping up. Here’s how you can avoid them.

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The 20 Best Employers for Flexible Jobs in 2020

on February 9, 2020

Good news for workers who want to cut commute time and improve work-life balance: There are many flexible jobs and work styles to choose from.

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17 Home Upgrades That Rarely Help Close a Sale

on January 29, 2020

Real estate agents give these renovations low marks when it comes to helping sell homes.

These 10 Hot Suburbs Are Growing Fast
These 10 Hot Suburbs Are Growing Fast

on December 17, 2019

Some suburbs are just growing like hotcakes. And there are good reasons why.

19 Home Renovations That Give Owners the Most Joy
19 Home Renovations That Give Owners the Most Joy

on November 17, 2019

These home upgrades score highly based on how happy homeowners are with them.

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8 Surprising Things You Can Borrow From a Library

on November 16, 2019

From home improvement tools to fine art, you can check out some unusual objects from many libraries.

The Top 20 U.S. Cities for Launching a Startup Business
The Top 20 U.S. Cities for Launching a Startup Business

on November 1, 2019

A decent cost of living is just one of several reasons these cities are tops for new businesses.

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The Top 15 Companies Hiring for Fully Remote Jobs

on October 20, 2019

These companies frequently hire for positions that let you work outside a traditional office environment.

The 3 Biggest Regrets of Retirees — and How to Avoid Them
The 3 Biggest Regrets of Retirees — and How to Avoid Them

on October 13, 2019

Rescuing a retirement from regret starts with these steps well before it’s time to quit working.

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The 10 Most Affordable U.S. Cities for Renters

on September 6, 2019

These urban hubs offer affordable rents and plenty of perks.

5 Important Industries to Watch Now
5 Important Industries to Watch Now

on August 20, 2019

These hot sectors use technology to fuel new growth.

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10 Cities With the Biggest Percentages of American Wealth

on August 19, 2019

The U.S. economy is the largest in the world, and much of that wealth is concentrated in this handful of cities.

10 States Where Homeownership Pays Off the Best
10 States Where Homeownership Pays Off the Best

on July 31, 2019

These states offer good value for homeowners. Decent prices, strong price appreciation and outdoor recreation often beckon beyond the major metros.

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