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.

Money Talks News the Podcast
Medicare Open Enrollment Is Coming: 5 Things You Need to Know

on September 30, 2023

Decisions you make during open enrollment can affect the quality of your health care for life.

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5 Tips for Boosting Your Income to Reach Your First $1 Million

on September 21, 2023

There are more than 20 million millionaires in the United States. Ready to join them? Here’s how to do it as fast as possible.

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10 of the Best Places To Live and Work Abroad

on September 20, 2023

According to expats, these are the best countries to live and work overseas.

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How to Raise Your Credit Score Without Getting Ripped Off

on September 16, 2023

There are lots of companies out there that promise to raise your credit score — for a price. Here’s how to separate the good guys from the bad.

Upset woman at an ATM using a credit card or debit card for a cash advance and on the phone with bank over fees
6 Credit Card Costs You Should Never Pay

on September 8, 2023

All of these credit card fees and charges are avoidable.

Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Settlement: 5 Things You Need To Know
Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Settlement: 5 Things You Need To Know

on September 7, 2023

If you need to destroy some debt, debt consolidation and debt settlement are two popular options. But what’s the difference, and which is better?

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

on September 6, 2023

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

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Stop Buying These 11 Things That Are Free at Libraries

on September 2, 2023

Before you spend another dollar on items and services like these, check with your public library.

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5 Tips to Reduce Your Retirement Savings Anxiety

on September 2, 2023

Are you afraid you’re not going to have enough for retirement? You’re not alone.

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6 Websites That Will Sell Your Clutter for You

on August 26, 2023

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

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

on August 24, 2023

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

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8 Unusual Things You Can Borrow From a Library

on August 19, 2023

You might be surprised by the array of useful and curious items you can borrow from many libraries.

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7 Things You Should Always Put on Autopay

on August 17, 2023

Use autopay to simplify your life and your finances.

The Economy at a Crossroads: Here’s What’s Ahead
The Economy at a Crossroads: Here’s What’s Ahead

on August 5, 2023

Will the stock market continue to soar? Are interest rates peaking? In this podcast we discuss what’s ahead between now and the end of 2023.

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8 Key Steps To Planning for Retirement as a Couple

on July 27, 2023

Ready for retirement? Not so fast. You might be surprised at some of the issues that come up for couples when they plan.

7 Tips for Getting the Best Deals on Travel
7 Tips for Getting the Best Deals on Travel

on July 13, 2023

Here’s how you can make the most of travel, even while prices are high.

9 Tips to Tackle Your Financial Goals and Still Have Fun
9 Tips to Tackle Your Financial Goals and Still Have Fun

on June 3, 2023

You don’t have to sacrifice fun to accomplish your financial goals. It’s just a matter of following a few simple rules.

5 Tips to Get Richer by Organizing Your Finances
5 Tips to Get Richer by Organizing Your Finances

on May 27, 2023

Sure, getting organized means less stress and more control. But it can also make you richer.

3 Ways Recessions Can Make You Rich
3 Ways Recessions Can Make You Rich

on May 18, 2023

Recessions can be painful, but they’re also the best time to plant the seeds of wealth.

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4 States That Have Lowered Sales Taxes — and 3 That Raised Them

on April 28, 2023

One state removed its sales tax on nearly all groceries.

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