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 major life milestones that our society still encourages is marriage. The idea of marriage as a cornerstone of society is one that has been around for millennia. However, these days it seems as […]
Every year, when I have the accountant prepare my tax return, I sign forms giving the accountant the ability to represent me in case the IRS decides to audit me. It’s a rather comforting ritual, since […]
Is your lifestyle flexible? If you needed to make changes, would you be able to? Many of us underrate the idea of flexibility in lifestyle. But when you really stop to think about it, it becomes […]
One of the more interesting things I read recently on Forbes had to do with whether or not you should have a “secret” fund of money in case of divorce. The author, Jeff Landers, looked at […]
Many of us like to think that we can handle our finances on our own. In most cases, this is probably true. You probably can take of the basics of budgeting, setting aside money for retirement, […]
Your credit report contains a great deal of information about your financial situation. And, while you might think that the information is restricted to your credit information, credit bureaus have quite a bit of other information […]
One of the sad realities of modern living is that we live in a consumer society where almost everything is disposable. Unfortunately, this can lead to spending more money over time. If you want to get […]
Now that the IRS is accepting tax returns, it’s time to get serious about filing, if you haven’t already. For many taxpayers, using software to prepare returns makes sense. You can get help organizing your deductions […]
There are days when I just don’t want to get anything done. It’s been a particular problem for me in these early weeks of 2013. I’ve been unwell and unmotivated, and it’s been easy to shrug […]
Tax season is underway, and that means that you need to be on the look out for forms arriving in the mail (or sent via email). Some of the forms that you might be receiving this […]
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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