Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit has been writing about money for more than 10 years, and is a nationally-recognized financial expert and journalist. She has appeared on Forbes, NPR, CBNC, Yahoo! Finance, and in many other media outlets, online and offline. Her personal finance blog is Planting Money Seeds, and she is a contributor to the Money Tree Investing Podcast. Miranda lives in Idaho with her teenage son and enjoys the outdoors, travel, and reading.

Articles by Miranda Marquit:

Petplan Pet Insurance Review

Petplan insurance can help you cover some of the most expensive procedures available. There are different plans to choose from to cover healthcare needs for your furry family members.

Posted in: Pet Insurance, Reviews (3),
Can You Get Financial Aid as a Part-Time Student?

Even if you’re attending college part-time, you still have access to financial aid. If you enroll in at least six credits, federal student loans are an option as are some private student loans. And you can always apply for part-time student scholarships as well.

Posted in: Student Loans,
TurboTax Review

TurboTax is one of the best-known software packages for filing taxes. This software is feature-rich, making it ideal for those who have a more complicated tax return, including the self-employed and investors.

Posted in: Options, Taxes,
Marcus by Goldman Sachs Personal Loans Review

Marcus by Goldman Sachs provides consumer banking services with no-fee personal loans that have low interest rates and flexible repayment options.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Mariner Finance Personal Loans Review

Mariner Finance offers personal loans to borrowers with poor credit. Mariner Finance rates are higher than those offered by other online lenders — particularly if you have good credit — but it may be an option for those who can't qualify for other personal loans.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Chase Home Equity Loan Review

Chase is a well-respected bank that offers a HELOC product without an application fee. However, there is no Chase home equity loan, and you do need to pay an annual maintenance fee on the HELOC.

Posted in: Home Equity, Reviews,
LendUp Personal Loans Review

LendUp bills itself as a better alternative to traditional payday lenders. Its products are aimed at those with bad credit looking for a loan. However, LendUp offers interest rates that are significantly higher than what you’d pay on traditional bank loans.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
TaxAct Review

If you need a little help filling out your tax return but don’t need a lot of bells and whistles, TaxAct can be a great deal. It’s less expensive than other paid services, but it has fewer features.

Posted in: Options, Taxes,
Average Credit Card Interest Rate

In August 2019, the average credit card rate was 16.97%, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve. With a rate of 16.97% and a balance of $4,000, you’ll be charged $56.57 in interest each month. Credit card interest rates might go even higher, too, as the Federal Reserve raises its benchmark rate. The more debt you […]

Posted in: Credit Card Information, Credit Cards,
How to Get Interest-Free Student Loans

To find interest-free student loans, you'll need to take the time to find the right programs.

Posted in: Student Loans,