Miranda Marquit's Author Profile and Articles

Miranda MarquitMiranda 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.

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Articles by Miranda Marquit

How to Manage Your Cash Flow

How to Manage Your Cash Flow

The way your money moves through your personal economy is known as cash flow. Your cash flow includes the money coming into your possession, and the way money moves out of your possession. You can track […]

3 Financial Implications for Stay at Home Parent

3 Financial Implications for Stay at Home Parent

Many people will tell you that being a parent is rewarding and interesting work. Indeed, many people insist that, even though having children is difficult, it also offers a great deal of fulfillment. However, it’s important […]

How Meal Planning Can Save You Money

How Meal Planning Can Save You Money

A few years ago, this was an almost daily conversation in my home: My husband (sometime around 5 pm): “What should we have for dinner?” Me: “I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it.” My […]

Rent-to-Own vs. Saving Up to Buy Things

Rent-to-Own vs. Saving Up to Buy Things

A while back, we were in need of an extra bed to accommodate a couple of guests. We’re not quite ready to buy another bed, so we decided to rent one. My husband called the rent-to-own […]

5 Ways to Green Your Home and Save Money

5 Ways to Green Your Home and Save Money

Many of us are looking for ways to save money, as well as be greener in our habits. Luckily, more sustainable living and saving money often go hand in hand. Indeed, many of the things that […]

4 Easy Lifestyle Habits That Lead to Financial Freedom

4 Easy Lifestyle Habits That Lead to Financial Freedom

Sometimes when we think about saving money and financial freedom, we think about getting good deals on what we buy and making wise investments. However, saving money and building wealth isn’t just about the bargains we […]

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

We all hate the money talk. Whether you are working out the details of your financial lives before you commit, or whether you have been in a committed relationship for years, talking about money always seems […]

How to Find a Job When You’re Unemployed

How to Find a Job When You’re Unemployed

One of the biggest challenges to finding a job when you are unemployed is the length of time you have been without a job. The unfortunate reality is this: the longer you have been out of […]

Pay Yourself First to Grow Your Savings Automatically!

Pay Yourself First to Grow Your Savings Automatically!

One of the best ways to avoid dipping your fingers into your savings (especially your emergency fund for non-emergencies) is to automate your savings accounts so that your money flows through your personal economy without much […]

When Should a Child Get a Cell Phone?

When Should a Child Get a Cell Phone?

When I started college 15 years ago, cell phones were the province of rich business men. They were also huge. Now, a cell phone can easily fit in your pocket. And nearly everyone has a cell […]

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