If you want information on pinching pennies you're in the wrong place

my focus is on using resources to live the life you want.

Hopefully, you can use this site to learn about using your money and your time more effectively— and reach your life goals.

Determine your priorities. Use your time efficiently. Put your money to work for you. Spend according to your values. Cultivate your finances so you can create a life you love.

core values that keep my business pointing in the right direction


I know it takes courage and commitment to make major money moves, and I hope to support you as you take those difficult actions towards financial wellness.


I believe you should be able to experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life through financial wellness.

freedom & flexibility

I know what it's like to feel trapped in your own life. I don't want anyone to feel they have to remain stuck. I believe you can find freedom and flexibility through exploring the world, your finances, and your options. I work to guide you as you cultivate those areas of your life.

I'm Miranda Marquit, Financial Wellness Expert with an MBA

I want to help you use your money to build wealth so you can find freedom and flexibility

Since earning my M.A. in Journalism in 2005, I have worked from home as a freelance writer. I began writing about finances in 2006 after being offered a corporate blogging gig. Soon, instead of writing primarily about science and technology, money became my focus.

Most of what I knew about money came from the mistakes I made in the past. (I still make mistakes, even today!) I began researching — and trying — smarter ways to manage my resources. The more I learned, the more I became interested in the idea of managing my time more efficiently as well. Now, outsourcing is a big part of my money management strategy.

Earning my MBA also helped me take my money management and my life to the next level. I learned valuable business concepts and skills and saw first-hand what it takes to “make it” in today's corporatized world. While the lessons helped me, I also realized I definitely wanted to stick with freelancing. It offers so many other avenues for growth, income, and flexibility. My flexible lifestyle — one that includes travel, time with family and friends, volunteer work, and interesting side projects — wouldn't be possible if I used my MBA as intended in the corporate world.

Today I love educating people through the articles and blog posts I write for a variety of websites, the podcasts I co-host and appear on, the videos I make, and the seminars and workshops I teach. I also enjoy writing books (for funsies, check out my Vella on being single) and just generally being all over the place.

Over the years, I've my media appearances have included NPR's Morning Edition, Marketplace, CNBC, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Consumerist, The Atlantic Wire, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many others.


When I am not working ...

You will find me: 

  • Reading curled up on the couch
  • Spending time with my son 
  • Searching for the best charcuterie board
  • Traveling 
  • Playing in the mountains and red rocks
  • Finding hot springs 
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