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:

25
Apr
How Does Thrive Cash for College Students Work?

Thrive Cash is one way for students to get fast cash without having to worry about interest rates or hidden fees. Students can choose their own payment plan and don’t have to start repaying until they begin working.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: ptype_review,
11
Apr
Washington Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Paying for college in Washington can be expensive. There are, however, state-based student loans, scholarships, and grant options that can help.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_state,
11
Apr
West Virginia Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Paying for college in West Virginia can seem like a daunting task, but you have options. It’s possible to get scholarships, grants, and student loans to help you cover the costs.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_state,
11
Apr
Virginia Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Attending school in Virginia can get expensive. Few students can afford to just write a check. Here’s how to pay for higher education using student loans, scholarships, and grants.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_state,
14
Mar
Vacation Loans: Is a Personal Loan a Good Idea?

A vacation loan can help you pay for a family trip for which you can’t afford to cover out of pocket. But before you go into debt for a vacation, it’s important to understand that you could end up paying more than you expect over the long run.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
13
Mar
Should You Get an Auto Loan or Lease From Ford Credit?

Dealer financing for a car can be an attractive and popular option, depending on the situation. However, it’s important to compare your offer from Ford Credit with other options before you move forward in your car search. Most deals depend on the type of car you choose as well as your credit.

Posted in: Auto Loans,
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
13
Mar
Can You Use a Personal Loan to Go to a Music Festival?

A music festival might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the price tag is usually steep. One way to pay your way is with a personal loan — just be careful not to borrow more than what you can afford to repay just for a single weekend or week of fun.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
28
Feb
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,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
28
Feb
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,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
25
Jan
When Does It Make Sense to Refinance Student Loans

For some borrowers, student loan refinancing can provide a way to save money and pay off loans faster. Here’s how to decide when to refinance student loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,