Miranda is a professional personal finance journalist. She is a contributor for several personal finance web sites. Her work has been mentioned in and linked to from, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. She also has her own personal finance blog: Planting Money Seeds.
One of the goals many of us have is to grow our wealth over time. In many cases, it’s more about the financial security and the ability to live a comfortable lifestyle, than it is about […]
Many stay at home parents are interested in earning a little extra money from home. While you can start your own business, that can involve a great deal of effort and work. If you are look […]
One of the basics of investing is the use of asset allocation in your strategy. Asset allocation, or the way your portfolio is built, matters a great deal to the long-term success of your investment strategy. […]
Many of us are interested in saving money on groceries. This is especially important as food prices inflation becomes increasingly problematic. Drought has struck across the country, causing problems with harvest yields, and resulting in higher […]
Thanks to the recently sluggish economy, as well as the rise of technology, the interest in earning money on the side has been growing. The idea of a little extra cash is appealing — especially for […]
One of the realities of life is that sometimes unexpected financial emergencies can strike. Indeed, you never know when a natural disaster, job loss or some other catastrophe will strike. When you do run into financial […]
When you consider combining your finances, it is important to make sure you are ready for the issues that can come with couple finance. There are a number of pitfalls that can trip up even the […]
Thanks to the growing interest in credit, and how it affects finances, a number of consumers are increasingly interested in their scores. Your credit situation can not only impact whether or not you are approved for […]
You know that in order to be more marketable and improve your career and earning power you need some sort of skill or education. One way to do that is to go to college. However, it’s […]
One of the debates raging amongst consumers right now, especially as college tuition continues to rise and student loan debt has passed $1 trillion, is whether or not a college degree is worth the money. I’ve […]
I'm just an average mom, trying to live a frugal life and get out of debt. I write about things that have (and haven't) worked to improve my family's financial situation. What works for me may or may not work for you, and you should always consult a financial advisor before making important financial decisions.
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