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Beyond the Money: What Else to Think About During Divorce

by Miranda Marquit February 12, 2014

In the last few months, several of my acquaintances announced that they are breaking up. In many cases, this break up is taking the form of divorce. When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of money issues to deal with, from who is responsible for what debt and how the assets should be [...]

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Should You Automate Your Finances?

by Miranda Marquit February 7, 2014

One of the recent trends in finances is automation. Thanks to technology, it’s possible to schedule automatic bill payments, and to schedule automatic transfers so that your money is moved from your checking account to your savings account or investment account. Automated finances can simplify your cash flow so that you don’t have to worry [...]

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New Retirement Fund Option: MyRA

by Miranda Marquit February 3, 2014

During his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan designed to encourage more people to save for retirement. The new account is called a MyRA, and it’s designed to be a sort of Roth IRA lite. Before you rush to open you account, however, you need to understand what it [...]

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Self-Employed? Don’t Forget to Pay Your State Taxes

by Miranda Marquit January 24, 2014

When I first started my freelancing business, I didn’t have a clue about taxes. I didn’t pay quarterly estimated taxes and was hit hard the first time I started making a reasonable amount of money. On top of that, I hadn’t even thought about my state taxes. The next year, I paid my federal taxes [...]

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Financial New Year’s Resolution: Create a Will

by Miranda Marquit January 6, 2014

As always, this time of year prompts thoughts about how to improve your situation for the future. When putting together your list of resolutions for the coming year, though, chances are that you haven’t thought much about estate planning. The most common New Year’s resolutions focus around things like saving more, spending less, and paying [...]

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Want to Be a More Confident Investor? Educate Yourself

by Miranda Marquit December 23, 2013

One of the biggest misconceptions associated with investing is that it is complicated and hard. This misconception is probably one of the reasons that so many people feel inadequate when it comes to making investing decisions. Indeed, according to the 2013 Jackson Investor Education Survey, most people feel as though they don’t have the education [...]

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Save Money on Insurance: Self-Insure

by Miranda Marquit December 16, 2013

Insurance is one of those things that we all need if we plan to protect our assets. Whether you are protecting your health, your home, or even your life, insurance is a way for you to keep your family safe. However, paying all those premiums starts to add up. Health insurance premiums can get especially [...]

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