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.

content marketing

You know you need to up your online marketing game in the new year. One of the best ways to do that is to take your copy to the next level. However, copywriting is not something that just comes naturally to everyone. In fact, it can be difficult to write effective online marketing copy, whether […]

Alternative ways of protecting your ideas

Many of us like inspirational quotes. They provide insight. Sometimes they can even be motivating. But can they help you in the new year? How Inspirational Quotes Help You We call them “inspirational” because, well, they are supposed to inspire us. These types of quotes can help you find meaning in what you do and […]

The year closed out with a wild ride for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency surged to $20,000 and then fell by about 40% before rebounding to some degree. But Bitcoin isn’t the be all and end all of blockchain technology. Indeed, blockchain payments are seeing more interest. So, as a new year gets underway, what can we […]

Happy New Year

I’m not a huge fan of new year resolutions. While I think this time of year is a great time to reflect and prepare for what’s next, I feel resolutions are over-rated. Instead, I like to think about themes for the year, and set goals around those themes. For 2017, my business theme was “grow.” […]

life of a programmer

It’s easy to get caught up in terms like work life balance. We talk about it at work. We talk about it as entrepreneurs. Everyone wants to find a way to achieve it. But what is work life balance, really? And does it mean you really have to compartmentalize your work away from your life? […]

workout motivation

One of the most important traits of a good business leader is a strong work ethic. Your work ethic can help you build a good reputation in the business. When you make mistakes (and you will), your solid work ethic can go a long way toward helping others give you a second chance. As you […]

where to travel for holiday vacation

One of my favorite days of the year is Christmas Day. It’s a day I don’t do any work. Instead, I read a book and eat chocolate. On many other holidays, though, I still do some work — even if I don’t need to. A good company holiday policy is an important part of making […]

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