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Could You Make Money in the “Sharing Economy”?

by Miranda Marquit April 17, 2014

If you’ve been paying attention to trends in the world of business and finance, you probably know that there has been increased interest recently in what is known as the “sharing economy.” In this setup, you make money by sharing your own resources, usually your car or your home. According to an estimate from FlightCar, [...]

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Do You See Your Retirement Contribution as a Loss? Getting Past Roadblocks to Investing

by Miranda Marquit April 11, 2014

Not to long ago, I was listening to a discussion on NPR about why people have a hard time saving for retirement. One of the reasons that many people have a hard time getting excited about saving for retirement, according to this discussion, is that they view retirement account contributions as a loss. And that [...]

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Boost Your Resume This Spring with These 5 Tips

by Miranda Marquit April 3, 2014

Spring is a time of fresh starts. I know. Now that spring is here, my husband is applying for jobs. He’s a great university instructor, and he has helped numerous students over the years, but it’s time to move on. So he’s updating his CV and getting ready to see what’s out there. Even if [...]

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Are You “Shoulding” Yourself?

by Miranda Marquit March 14, 2014

I’ve long been a proponent of the idea that you need to set financial priorities that make sense for you and your situation, rather than trying to keep up with Joneses. One of the concepts related to this idea is one that I was introduced to by Jill Beirne Davi, a certified personal coach and the [...]

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Do You Have a Skill Others Will Pay For?

by Miranda Marquit March 3, 2014

One of the debates raging right now, as student loan debt sky-rockets, is whether or not a college degree is worth it. Once you get that college degree, the next debate is over whether or not graduate school is worth it. Honestly, though, it’s not really about whether a higher education is worth it, and [...]

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Why Do You Want More Money?

by Miranda Marquit February 24, 2014

One of the things I hear a lot, from a lot of people, is this: I wish I had more money. The wish for money is almost universal — no matter how much you have right now. Even many of the wealthy wish that they had more money. Many think that having more money is [...]

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Will You Leave an Inheritance for Your Children?

by Miranda Marquit February 19, 2014

A recent article on CNN Money says that American retirees expect to leave an average of $177,000 in inheritance for their heirs. Other than wondering how much millionaires and billionaires are skewing this average (seriously, I don’t know anyone who’s going to wind up with $177,000 from their parents or grandparents), I’m wondering whether or [...]

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