About Miranda Marquit

Miranda has been covering investing and finance as a freelance journalist for more than a decade. She's contributed to Marketwatch, NPR's Morning Edition, APM's Marketplace, Forbes, and numerous other online and offline publications. In addition to writing about money and markets, Miranda is an avid podcaster with a show about investing. She's also covered science, religion, and technology, in addition to finances. Miranda grew up in Idaho and loves travel and the outdoors. She holds a master's degree in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism from Syracuse University.

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Prime Season for Tax Return Fraud, Perhaps Now More than Ever April 12, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Tax return fraud seems to be worse amid stimulus payments and COVID-19 programs. Here are some tips for protecting yourself and taking quick action if suspicions rise.

2 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Flying Solo? 5 Budget and Personal Financial Tips for Singles April 2, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Single adults can take steps to work toward a better financial future, even without a partner to help with money matters. Learn about these 5 budget and personal finance tips for singles.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Tax Filing and Extension for 2021: What You Need to Know April 1, 2021 3:11 PM   |  

The IRS has extended the 2021 tax filing deadline to May 17 for most taxpayers. But there's an additional tax extension until June 15 for those impacted by winter storms in some states.

4 min read  |  Income Tax
Learning About Learning Costs: Making Sense of Education Expense Tax Deductions and Credits January 22, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

If you have kids, you already know that education can be expensive. But your dear Uncle Sam has offered up a number of tax deductions and tax credits to help you.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans
How to Divide Your Bonus: Save or Spend? And Don’t Forget to Plan for Taxes January 15, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Trying to figure out what to do with bonus money? You don’t have to decide whether to save or spend. Here’s how to meet several goals at once.

4 min read  |  Household Finances
Retiring or Near Retirement in 2020? Financial Lessons Learned from COVID-19 December 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The COVID-19 pandemic has made this an interesting year for investors—particularly for those in or near retirement. But is it fair to call 2020 a “game changer” for retirement planning?

5 min read  |  Retirement Strategies
CARES Act and Retirement Relief: No RMDs for 2020 October 8, 2020 2:52 PM   |  

How might the CARES Act impact your retirement accounts? Here’s what you need to know about tax and retirement relief in the time of the coronavirus.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Social Security’s Projected Shortfall: An Age-by-Age Guide for Retirement Planning September 11, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Social Security is expected to see a shortfall in coming decades. Here’s what you need to know about protecting your golden years.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Is the FIRE Movement Burning Out? Financial Independence, Retire Early in 2020 August 25, 2020 10:26 AM   |  

The “financial independence, retire early” (FIRE) movement was all the rage in 2018 and 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about a lot of things. Has the upheaval in 2020 changed the desire to FIRE? And how might retirement plans be affected by the current situation?

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
The Birds and the Bees of Stocks and CDs: 4 Investing Lessons for Teens August 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Got kids? Learn how to teach them about money, especially during their teenage years. Here’s what you need to know about investing for teens.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
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