I'm Miranda and I'm a freelance financial journalist and money expert. My specialties are investing, small business/entrepreneurship and personal finance. The journey to business success and financial freedom is best undertaken with fellow travelers.

money management

It’s been a rough start to the year — at least it would have been without income diversity. Since January, I’ve had three different agency clients let me go in favor of hiring in-house. On top of that, two different clients cut their standing monthly orders by half. That’s a lot of income to see […]

personal success online

When you start building a business, you probably aren’t thinking about how to help your employees succeed in their careers. However, that’s something you should think about. You might be surprised to discover that a focus on employees can go a long way toward helping your company’s bottom line. Why You Should Help Your Employees […]

Bad Debt Tax Deduction

Tax season is over (finally) and you’ve had time to recover. If you use a tax accountant, like I do, there’s a good chance you’re wondering if you got good value for what you spent. A few years ago, I switched accountants. I started feeling unsure about the accountant, and I didn’t think I was […]

marketing your business globally

When it comes to your business, there’s a good chance you’re online. You’ve got your social media strategy and your website. But what happens if you want to get local publicity for your business. How can you encourage the people that live in your hometown to know who you are and buy from you? Here […]

marketing your business globally

As a freelance business owner, one of the challenges you face is marketing your business. I know. I have a hard time marketing my own business on a regular basis. However, it’s vital to market yourself and get out there — otherwise you end up watching your business eventually wither and die. If you’re having […]

be happy

Recently, I’ve been stuck in a negativity spiral. Unfortunately, this type of negativity can impact your life and your business. If you want to succeed, developing a positive business mindset is important. But how do you do that when you start to feel things slipping outside your control? How do you develop positivity when you […]

vacation budget

You need a vacation. Really. Too often, we don’t take advantage of the opportunity to unplug and take a break. A vacation is a perfect way to get away from work or business and just be. Not only can a vacation be fun, but it’s also a chance for you to improve your life, become a […]

email sales

We’re told on a regular basis that email subscribers are a must when it comes to running your business. After all, your list can be a great way to share promotions, market yourself, and keep your finger on the pulse of your customers. However, just having a huge list isn’t enough. Not all email subscribers […]

Bitcoin And The Rise Of Cryptocurrency

In recent years, there has been a lot of hype surrounding cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications for business. Blockchain payments have been of special interest in many circles. However, the reality is that all things blockchain aren’t perfect. New platforms are coming out regularly, but eventually, they have the potential to run into problems — especially […]

plugin and train your brain

As you work on your business, you’ll find that sometimes you experience what is known as “brain fog.” This is a situation in which you might feel fuzzy and slow of thought. You can’t seem to remember things, or you have a hard time mustering the willpower to move forward. If you’re struggling, you probably […]

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