Miranda Marquit

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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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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