Author Archives: Miranda Marquit

3 Investing Excuses Holding You Back

3 Investing Excuses Holding You Back

Are you making investing excuses? You might be surprised at how your finances can improve once you stop looking for reasons not to invest. “I’d like to invest, but …” Does this sound like you? Whenever I talk to people I know about investing, I start hearing excuses. There is a host of reasons that

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

Are You Prepared for Maternity Leave?

With more women working, maternity leave becomes an important planning issue when getting ready to welcome a new addition to the family. Anyone with children knows that kids cost money. Having a new baby requires changes to your financial plan as well as to your lifestyle. When planning for the new addition to your family,

Home Business Tools: Grammarly Review and Giveaway

Home Business Tools: Grammarly Review and Giveaway

When we think of home business tools, we don’t even think about better writing. Here’s my review of Grammarly, a tool that can boost your professional home business communications. My home business revolves around writing, so it makes sense that a tool like Grammarly, which checks for spelling and other errors is attractive to me.

Will Slow and Steady Win the Investing Race?

Will Slow and Steady Win the Investing Race?

Are you too focused on “winning” the investing race? Maybe slow and steady wins the race for YOU. I’m participating in Grow Your Dough again this year, and I’m excited to see how well my portfolio does. I’m experimenting with assets — in an asset allocation — that I wouldn’t normally use. And, so far,

High Interest Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

High Interest Debt Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

High interest debt is draining your wealth. It doesn’t need to be that way forever, though. Jackie Beck over at The Debt Myth is encouraging a movement around the idea that debt doesn’t have to be forever. I’m joining in with a few thoughts on my approach to debt, even though my view of debt