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Miranda Marquit is a freelance writer and professional blogger specializing in personal finance. She writes for several web sites, and her work has appeared in numerous online and offline publications.
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What Is CoreScore – New Credit Report From CoreLogic

In the world of consumer credit scoring, there's always something new, more "accurate," and even more intrusive than the credit reporting that has preceded it. One of the latest attempts to delve into consumer...
Spousal Ira Rules Eligibility

What Is a Spousal IRA – Rules, Eligibility & Benefits

If you are a stay-at-home spouse, it seems unfair that you can't build up a retirement account in your name. After all, one of the requirements of opening an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is that...
Back Child Support

How Back Child Support Works – Paying or Collecting

Often, in the case of divorce, one parent pays child support to the other parent, in order to help with the costs of raising a child. The United States, along with many other countries,...
Job Headhunters Counselor Gurus

Using Headhunters & Career Counselors to Get a Job – Is It Worth It?

When looking for a job, you need all the help you can get. Having an inside track can help you conquer a tough job market, especially when dozens of people apply for the same position. A headhunter...
Allocated Spending Pla

How to Set Up an Allocated Spending Plan

Tracking what you spend is an essential element to financial planning. But it is most valuable if you use the information to better direct your financial resources going forward. One way to do this is...
Child Support Payments Laws Guidelines

What Is Child Support – Laws & Guidelines for Payments

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about 41% of first marriages end in divorce. For second and third marriages, that number increases to 60% and 73%, respectively. Single parents with children should...
Start Build Emergency Fund Savings

How to Start & Build Up Your Emergency Fund in Savings

Five days before Christmas last year, the downstairs area of my house flooded with groundwater. While the experience wasn't fun, we were fortunate in that it wasn't a budget disaster. Many of our neighbors asked...
Calculate Personal Net Worth

How to Calculate Your Personal Net Worth – Definition & Calculations

Many of us wonder what we are worth. I'm not talking about what we're worth as people, which is an entirely different concept. I'm talking about what we are worth in monetary terms. In most cases,...
Getting Divorce Process Finances

Divorce Process & Finances: How to Protect Yourself Financially When Getting a Divorce

Divorce is almost always painful. However, it can be a relatively easy process where both spouses desire an amicable parting, or it can be hell-on-earth where one or both spouses are out for blood. Sometimes,...
Fire Employee Legally Reasons Laws

How to Fire an Employee Legally – Reasons & Laws

"You're fired!" No one likes to hear those words. And it's not very fun to say them, either. You probably won't tell someone they've lost a job the way Donald Trump does it on his TV...
Prepare Telecommuting Work From Home Job

How to Prepare to Work from Home with a Telecommuting Job or Business

When friends and colleagues find out that I work from home, most of them are immediately jealous. Telecommuting positions sound like dream jobs to many people, with ideals of working in pajamas, playing loud...
Getting Most College Education

What to Do in College to Get the Most Out of Your College Education

With college tuition rates on the rise, it comes as no surprise that many people are concerned about the value of a university degree and education. One can easily end up finishing a four-year...