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.

Start Freelancing: All You Need is a Laptop and Wi-Fi

 Ready to start freelancing? You can do it from anywhere, as long as you have a laptop and Wi-Fi. Right now, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles. I’m hundreds of miles away from home, but I’m still getting some work done. I am working on a restricted schedule, but working nonetheless. And …

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Freedom and Flexibility on Your Own Terms: To FIRE or Not to FIRE?

This post is part of the Plutus Foundation Impact Series. I don’t actually consider myself part of the FIRE movement, although I don’t have a problem with it. I do like the idea of freedom and flexibility, however. The FIRE movement, like many movements, continues to grow and change. Much has been written about whether …

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Before You Invest in Gold, Know What You’re Getting Into

People love investing in gold. It’s tangible, and it’s been considered “pure” money for millennia. But you still need to tread carefully before you invest in gold. Anytime you invest in anything, it’s important to do your homework. You should understand how investment works and some of the fundamental forces influencing it. And you should …

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Starting a Home Business: Offering a Product vs. Service

How to decide whether to offer a product vs. service from your home business. Many people have a definite desire to work from home, especially as a business owner. While telecommuting is gaining in popularity, it’s still working for “the man.” Instead, the real dream is being your own boss and owning a home business. …

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