Mia Taylor

Mia Taylor is a journalist who has two decades of professional expertise. She specializes in writing about personal finance and travel topics. Her coverage often focuses on how to live a sustainable, eco-friendly, climate-conscious lifestyle. This includes coverage of how your money decisions and daily habits impact the planet, as well as how travel choices can be more eco-friendly. Mia's travel writing about sustainability, wildlife conservation, and climate-change-related topics has earned nine awards from The North American Travel Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Travel + Leisure, The Boston Globe, Westways Magazine, Travel AgeWest and many other publications.
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From climate change to plastic pollution and environmental destruction, the Earth needs your help. Taking action can be free or even save you money.
Amid a highly competitive housing market, should you ever skip a home inspection to make your bid more competitive? Or try to get an inspection on the cheap? Here are the dos and don'ts.
Experts discuss the top approaches for paying down the principal on your mortgage more aggressively.
Here's your guide to what can and cannot be deducted on annual tax returns.
With student debt continuing to be a major point of stress for Americans, many employers are stepping in to help ease the burden.
From obtaining a mortgage to best practices during negotiations and inspections, experts share tips for navigating every phase of home buying.
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Some of these tips will be helpful reminders; other ideas may be new to you. But each of these strategies from money experts can save you cash.
Not asking enough questions before purchasing a home in a community managed by a homeowners' association can be a very costly mistake.
From obtaining a mortgage to best practices during negotiations and inspections, experts share tips for navigating every phase of home buying.
Some of these tips will be helpful reminders; other ideas may be new to you. But each of these strategies from money experts can save you cash.
Not asking enough questions before purchasing a home in a community managed by a homeowners' association can be a very costly mistake.
2021 was certainly a wild ride for real estate, and 2022 may have some new realities in store— including increasing interest rates and competition from foreign investors.
New data shows that record levels of women are investing outside of their retirement funds, and they are earning very impressive returns. Here's what they're doing right.
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New banks, services and programs hope to democratize banking and reduce banking system discrimination in communities of color.
Before you get too busy decorating the nursery and being feted at baby showers, be sure to do your homework and find out exactly what maternity leave benefits you are entitled to.
Financial burnout among women is more pronounced this year than during the height of the pandemic. Here's what that means for a woman's financial trajectory and how to help prevent burnout.
The unfortunate reality is that natural disasters are becoming an all-to-frequent and devastating part of life. Here's how to get your personal finances in order for such emergencies.
There are a variety of financial and health costs tied directly to commuting. But it is possible to offset some of them with a little careful planning—or even a change in how you choose to get to work.
Trade-ins can be a money saver, but you'll have to do a little legwork first.
Our daily hair care routines can result in massive amounts of plastic waste—but going green doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. These shampoo and conditioner refill products are great for saving money and saving the planet.
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Here's how consumers can help bring about change when it comes to some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time.
Landscaping projects can have a big impact on your home—but that doesn't mean they have to have a big price tag.
Depending on where your home is located and what you hope to protect, a flood insurance policy can be a wise investment. But you'll want to purchase the policy long before an impending weather event.
Women are poised to step into true financial independence but we still have one major insecurity to address before fully realizing that goal.
When weighing whether to accept a job offer, it's important to do your homework and have a full understanding of the employer's retirement benefit offerings and programs.
We're running out of time when it comes to reversing course on climate change. Here's how you can help make a difference on this pressing issue—by changing your daily spending habits.
Answering this question with certainty can be daunting. Here are some questions and calculations to help you figure out whether you're financially ready for retirement.