Miranda Marquit

FreshBooks – Smart Accounting for Small Businesses & Freelancers

by Miranda Marquit February 18, 2016

As a home business owner, it helps to have an invoicing tool that you can rely on. One of the tools that I have found ideal for my freelancing business is FreshBooks. It’s easy to use, feature-rich, and comes with a very reasonable price point. I switched to FreshBooks after years of using the invoice […]

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Why I Still Have Debt — And I Don’t Plan to Retire It Early

by Miranda Marquit December 16, 2015

I have long flouted the “rules” of personal finance blogging, since I’ve been a staunch believer that it’s not always necessary to pay off debt as quickly as possible. This is a stance that has earned my sideways glances over the years. However, it’s one that I’m comfortable with, and it’s an approach that I […]

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Does Financial Fitness = Physical Fitness?

by Miranda Marquit December 9, 2015

No matter the time of year, it’s never a bad time to set new goals and work toward a better you. Two of the areas that most of us like to improve are finances and health. If you are considering setting goals to help you improve your health, though, it might make sense to start with […]

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Why I Reconcile My Accounts Each Month – And You Should Too

by Miranda Marquit November 18, 2015

When I talk to my younger siblings, and to my younger cousins, as well as to fellow personal finance bloggers in their 20s, I notice something interesting: Most of the people I know don’t reconcile their accounts each month. My first checking account was a joint account I opened with my mother when I was […]

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Looking for a Place to Retire? Consider these 10 States

by Miranda Marquit October 28, 2015

One of the most important factors when it comes to retirement is where you decide to live. Cost of living is a big deal when it comes to retirement, since you are often on a fixed income, and you might not be able to afford to live someplace expensive. When deciding where to retire, you […]

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Do You Hide Your Money from Your Spouse?

by Miranda Marquit October 21, 2015

One of the quirks of my financial relationship with my husband was the fact that he wasn’t very interested in what was happening with our money. For the most part, he was just interested in whether or not he can make a purchase. If he wants to make a large purchase, he let me know […]

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Are You Having Financial Conversations with Your Kids?

by Miranda Marquit October 16, 2015

I have long advocated having financial conversations with your kids. It’s important to give your kids an idea of how to appropriately manage money, and talk to them about how you handle your finances — as well as what you wish you had done differently. However, it might be difficult to talk with kids about […]

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