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:

21
Jan
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: Taxes,
Tags: ptype_review,
16
Jan
Student Loan Alternatives to Consider

There are student loan alternatives that can reduce the amount of your overall debt when you graduate including scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and more.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
09
Jan
Student Loan Underwriting Process

Underwriting a student loan is a little different than other types of debt. With private loans, you still need to go through an approval process, but with federal loans there are less stringent requirements.

Posted in: Student Loans,
03
Jan
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: Taxes,
Tags: ptype_review,
02
Jan
Credit One Bank® Cash Back Rewards Credit Card Review

Card Details Monitor your credit score for free. Choose your own due date. Benefits of a Visa credit card, including fraud liability protection and shopping discounts. APR 20.24% – 26.24% Variable. Cash advance APR: 26.24% Variable. Pros Rewards automatically post to your account each month. Customize your account notifications and even your due date. Integrates [&he

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: ptype_review,
28
Dec
Major League Baseball Credit Card Review

Major League Baseball Credit Card Learn More on Bank of America’s secure website Editorial Rating Major League Baseball Credit Card N/A Editorial Rating What we like: For devout followers of Major League Baseball Intro Offer $150 online cash rewards after spending $500 in first 90 days of account opening 0% intro APR for first 12 […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: credit card review 2, ptype_review,
28
Dec
Average Credit Card Interest Rate in 2019

With interest rates are on the rise, your credit card debt is likely to get more expensive. Here’s what you need to know about the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes, how they’ll impact you, and how to protect your finances.

Posted in: Credit Card Information, Credit Cards,
21
Dec
Does Debt Consolidation Hurt Your Credit?

Depending on how you do it, debt consolidation can impact your credit either positively or negatively. Debt consolidation done right has a minimal negative impact on your score and can actually help it in the long run. Here’s how to consolidate debt, such as multiple credit card accounts, before it’s too late.

Posted in: Credit Cards, Credit Scores, Personal Finance, Personal Loans,
19
Dec
Perkins Loan Explained

The Federal Perkins Loan program allowed schools to make loans to students at a relatively low interest rate. These low-interest loans were made on the basis of need but have been discontinued by the U.S. Department of Education. The last disbursements were made on June 30, 2018.

Posted in: Student Loans,
19
Dec
ChangEd Student Loan App Review

You can automatically boost your monthly student loan payments with the help of ChangEd. Connect payment accounts and ChangEd will round up your latest transactions and use the money to make extra payments toward your outstanding student loans, potentially helping you get out of debt faster.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_review,