Miranda Marquit M.A. in Journalism is a well known financial blogger. Miranda's articles were featured or quoted by several mainstream media. She also has her own blog Planting Money Seeds where she covers topics from freelancing through home business to finances.

18 August,2014

We often think of a credit score as a snapshot of our finances. It’s meant to provide lenders and other financial services providers with insight into how we might manage our money. With a credit score, someone can get a general idea of how you might handle your finances, and whether or not you are […]

11 August,2014

I almost never use a debit card anymore. I love using my credit cards because they offer me a number of advantages over debit cards. Of course, if you decide to use credit cards instead of debit cards, you do need to be careful; you don’t want to end up in debt. If you have […]

4 August,2014

Many of us like the idea of changing careers. When you are tired of your current job, or if you are concerned that you might be stuck in a dead end, it is tempting to just start over again in a new career. On top of that, you might be getting vibes that your current […]

28 July,2014

Even though the financial crisis was several years ago, many people still remember the impact it had on the economy, and on personal finances. Not only do people remember the fear felt during that time, but with the slow growth of the economy, many people still feel as though they are living in a recession […]

21 July,2014

One of the biggest issues that you need to consider when you marry is whether or not you should open a joint checking account with your spouse. Combining finances can be tricky, and you need to make sure you understand the implications before you go the joint account route. Do You Want to Combine Your […]

14 July,2014

Now that the year is halfway over, it’s a good idea to reflect on your finances, and look ahead to the coming months. This includes considering what’s next for your taxes. As you arrange your finances for the second half of the year, here are some tax tips to incorporate: Organize Your Paperwork The best […]

7 July,2014

Too often, we get caught up in a mindset that spending money means more fun. It’s easy to think that, since so many fun activities, from amusement parks to maintaining a boat you can take to the lake, require an outlay of cash. While you don’t have to pinch all of your pennies in an […]

30 June,2014

If you want to build a nest egg that will result in a successful retirement, you need to have a good investing plan. The reality is that you are unlikely to reach your retirement goals if you don’t invest. As scary as that sounds, the truth is that investing is one of the best ways […]

23 June,2014

One of the ways to protect your assets without breaking the bank is to purchase insurance. Insurance policies are designed so that you pay a smaller amount each month in exchange for a larger payout down the road if you need it. The premiums can be frustrating — especially if you go years without the […]

16 June,2014

If you want to make the most of your money over a longer period of time, one of the best things you can do is invest. The power of compound interest can provide you with a way to grow your wealth when you practice consistency in your investing. However, trying to put together the right […]