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.

Teen Money Lessons: Could a Course Help Your Kids Learn Money?

We’re always talking about financial literacy. And how we need more teen money lessons. So, how do our teens learn about money? If you’ve got kids, you probably want them to make good decisions — especially when it comes to money. But how do we teach teen money lessons? Well, I’ve been known to drag …

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How to Start Investing — What You Need to Know about Making Money with Stocks

The most common question I’ve been asked recently is this: How do I start investing? So here you go. My guide on how to start investing. With all this volatility and talk of an upcoming recession, the number one thing people are asking is this: How can I start investing? Even though the stock market …

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Is Financial Literacy REALLY Going to Save Us All?

Financial literacy is a great idea. The reality, though, is that it’s probably not enough. In fact, the people who supposedly “need” it are probably better at money than you think. Ah, April. I wouldn’t be a “good” personal finance blogger if I didn’t write about financial literacy during Financial Literacy Month. We’re in the middle …

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5 Tips for Communicating with Freelance Clients

Reduce the number of revisions you are asked for, and improve your overall experience, by communicating effectively with your freelance clients. As a freelance writer, I work in the communications industry. I know first-hand the importance of communication when I work with freelance clients. True — communication is important no matter who you work with. …

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The Power of Money Mediocrity — Celebrate Financial Progress

It’s so easy to get caught up in big monthly income numbers or aggressive debt reduction. But, really, we should start by looking at financial progress — and celebrating our money mediocrity. My money journey is one of startling mediocrity. I didn’t pay off an astounding amount of debt in a short time. My income’s …

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