About the Author

Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit has been covering money for more than a decade and is a nationally-recognized financial expert and journalist, appearing on CNBC, NPR, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, FOX Business, and numerous other outlets.

Miranda covers everything related to personal finance, but especially enjoys helping people get out of debt, boost their credit, start investing to build future wealth and secure a comfortable retirement, and spend smarter so they can live the lives they want.

In fact, Miranda practices what she preaches, enjoying a flexible work schedule as a freelancer and traveling several times a year with her teenage son. Miranda lives in Idaho, where the cost of living is low enough that even a professional writer can pay the bills.