Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit is a freelance writer and professional blogger, specializing in personal finance, small business, and investing topics. She writes for a number of financial web sites and blogs, and has been featured in numerous media. Read about life as a freelancer at MirandaMarquit.com and in her book Confessions of a Professional Blogger.

Oops? I Did It Again! Buying NEW Cars with Financing. Kiss My PF Cred Goodbye

Oh hey. Not every personal finance expert will tell you to buy a used car with cash. I’m here to tell you why I love buying new cars with the dreaded dealer financing. Let’s do this and I’ll turn in my personal finance expert card later. So, 10 years ago I bought a new car. …

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Happy July Fourth: What’s Your Version of Financial Independence?

As you celebrate Independence Day (if you are from the U.S.), take a few minutes to reflect on what financial independence means to you. Freedom means many different things to many different people. As we approach Independence Day, it makes sense to reflect on freedom, and what it means to you. I’ve always been grateful …

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Is It Time to Change My Freelance Business Model?

I make a solid living now, but if I don’t change my freelance business model, the good times may not last. Several years ago, I had a rather disappointing moment of self-realization. I was rejected out of hand for an opportunity because I don’t drive enough monthly pageviews to any given site. My first response was …

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Betterment Review: Hands-off Approach to Investing

If you want a hands-off approach to your investment portfolio, and you’re looking for ways to save for multiple goals using investing, Betterment is for you. Here’s my Betterment review. Many people worry about investing and choosing an online broker that will work for them. There are many brokerage options out there, and that means …

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How to Start Freelance Writing — And Make Money Doing It

If you’re ready for the freedom and flexibility that comes with a freelance writing career, now is the time to get that ball rolling. Here’s my guide on how to start freelance writing. I love my freelance lifestyle. There’s a lot of freedom and flexibility here. As a result, people routinely ask me how to …

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I Don’t Make Resolutions. But I Still Have Purpose. Here’s How I Do My Thing.

There’s nothing wrong with making New Year’s resolutions. But it’s not the only way to find purpose and make progress. I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. I don’t have anything against them. They just weren’t serving my life anymore. Over the years, I’ve found there are different ways to set intentions, …

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