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 things that I’ve been striving to do is to create a lifestyle that I can enjoy with my family. While it takes time to get to the point where you are reasonably happy [...]
With home prices still fairly low in many markets, it is little surprise that some think that now is a great time to buy. Buying a house is a big commitment, and it’s a big expense. The [...]
Many of us “keep our lives” in our wallets or purses. It’s true that these items can be helpful in helping us carry various items about. I keep sources of payment in my purse, along with [...]
For the most part, if you want to count a tax deduction for a particular tax year, you need to spend the money in that year. However, even though it is now 2013, there are still [...]
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 [...]
Real estate can make an interesting addition to almost any portfolio. However, few of us have the large amounts of capital needed to buy a property. And, in the current climate, it can be difficult to [...]
When one thinks of frugality, it is common to assume that the entire point is to pay as little as possible. Therefore, the idea of paying extra seems counterintuitive. However, there are times when it makes [...]
Too often, we get caught up in setting goals that are rather cliche. Lose weight. Save more money. It’s easy to make those kinds of New Year’s resolutions — and then break them. Not only are [...]
Your credit situation can be a big deal. Changes to your credit situation can result in problems with getting approved for a loan, or require you to pay more in interest when you are approved. Some [...]
When you start adding up your assets, it’s common to include your retirement accounts. After all, the money that you have in these accounts contributes to your overall net worth. At the same time, though, when [...]
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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