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Personal Finance: Doing What Works for You

by Miranda Marquit May 2, 2014

One of the things I’ve come to understand as I’ve written about personal finance for several years is that there is no one “right” way to do anything. For the most part, it’s about coming up with an approach to personal finance that works for you. In many cases, your approach to personal finance depends [...]

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Planning to Have a Money Talk? Avoid these 4 Times

by Miranda Marquit April 25, 2014

Many of us know that it’s important to talk about money with a partner. Whether you are having “the money talk” for the first time as you prepare to move in together or marry, or whether you have combined your finances and you just checking in regularly, it helps to choose the right time to have [...]

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What Do You Know About Your Partner’s Finances?

by Miranda Marquit April 21, 2014

One of the most important things you can do for your finances is to talk to a potential partner about their situation. If you are going to combine households and finances, you need to know what you’re getting into. But how much should you know? And when should you know it? Here are some things [...]

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Could You Make Money in the “Sharing Economy”?

by Miranda Marquit April 17, 2014

If you’ve been paying attention to trends in the world of business and finance, you probably know that there has been increased interest recently in what is known as the “sharing economy.” In this setup, you make money by sharing your own resources, usually your car or your home. According to an estimate from FlightCar, [...]

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Do You See Your Retirement Contribution as a Loss? Getting Past Roadblocks to Investing

by Miranda Marquit April 11, 2014

Not to long ago, I was listening to a discussion on NPR about why people have a hard time saving for retirement. One of the reasons that many people have a hard time getting excited about saving for retirement, according to this discussion, is that they view retirement account contributions as a loss. And that [...]

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Boost Your Resume This Spring with These 5 Tips

by Miranda Marquit April 3, 2014

Spring is a time of fresh starts. I know. Now that spring is here, my husband is applying for jobs. He’s a great university instructor, and he has helped numerous students over the years, but it’s time to move on. So he’s updating his CV and getting ready to see what’s out there. Even if [...]

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Are You “Shoulding” Yourself?

by Miranda Marquit March 14, 2014

I’ve long been a proponent of the idea that you need to set financial priorities that make sense for you and your situation, rather than trying to keep up with Joneses. One of the concepts related to this idea is one that I was introduced to by Jill Beirne Davi, a certified personal coach and the [...]

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