Miranda Marquit

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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Do Your Resources Support Your Lifestyle?

by Miranda Marquit February 11, 2015

It was with interest that I read Ryan’s recent post about joining the Air National Guard. One of the things that struck me is that he has the freedom to create a lifestyle that he enjoys, and that fits with his finances. He’s structured his finances in a way that provides him with the ability […]

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Is It Worth It To Pay Movers?

by Miranda Marquit November 17, 2014

I think that paying movers just might be worth the cost. My recent cross-country move involved full-service movers, and it’s been awesome. This isn’t our first cross-country rodeo; it’s our third. In the past, my husband and I have used a version of self-service moving. We’ve used those “you pack, we drive” services in the […]

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Moving and Banking: Do You Change Things Up When You Move?

by Miranda Marquit October 27, 2014

I recently made the trek across the country to take up a new abode. I’ve researched the area that my family is moving to, and found that the bank that we currently use for all our primary money needs — and my business needs — doesn’t have a branch within 200 miles. This isn’t much […]

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3 Reasons to Help Your Child Invest

by Miranda Marquit October 1, 2014

We often think of investing as a “grown up” thing to do. Many of us don’t think about letting our kids invest. However, this can be a mistake. Now is the perfect time to help your child start investing. In fact, teaching your child to invest now can yield great results later. Here are 3 […]

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How Learning “Math for Life” Can Help You Make Better Financial Decisions

by Miranda Marquit September 10, 2014

When I graduated with my Master’s in Journalism, I thought I was going to focus mainly on science writing. And, in truth, that’s what I did at first. I wrote for a physics web site, got a gig as a technology and science columnist for my local newspaper, and I even wrote some small pieces […]

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Net Worth and Personal Worth – Does Money Define You?

by Miranda Marquit July 31, 2014

One of the things that has disturbed me recently is the fact that some of the people in my life attach an absurd amount of importance to money. Specifically, they measure someone’s worth as a person by his or her net worth. This disturbs me because, while I think that money can be a great […]

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