Miranda Marquit

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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Creative Ways to Give to Charity without Breaking the Bank

by Miranda Marquit October 9, 2015

One of the best ways to keep your finances on the right track is to give to charity. Giving money away can be a great way to ensure that you have well-rounded finances. However, you don’t have to just send money to your favorite legitimate charity. There are a number of creative ways to give […]

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How to Decide if a Purchase is Worth It

by Miranda Marquit October 7, 2015

One of the best things you can do for your finances is to make mindful decisions about how you spend your money. Too often, we just spend money without stopping to think, “Should I buy it?” Just having the money for something isn’t always a good reason to make a purchase. Before you make your […]

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Should You Track Your Spending Manually?

by Miranda Marquit March 18, 2015

For many consumers, the rise of financial apps like Mint are exciting. These types of apps make it easy to track spending, and look for patterns. However, these types of apps that automatically track spending also tend to disconnect some consumers from their finances. While I understand that these types of financial apps work well […]

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