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Miriam Cross

Staff Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Miriam lived in Toronto, Canada, before joining Kiplinger's Personal Finance in November 2012. Prior to that, she freelanced as a fact-checker for several Canadian publications, including Reader's Digest Canada, Style at Home and Air Canada's enRoute, and spent a year traveling and working in New Zealand. She received a BA from the University of Toronto with a major in English literature and is completing a certificate in Magazine and Web Publishing at Ryerson University.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

The Best Internet Banks for You

If you're comfortable banking online or by smartphone, internet banks hold plenty of attraction. With no costly branches to staff and maintain, they can pass along lower fees, higher interest rates and ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

The Best Regional Banks for You

Some regional banks rival national ones in size and reach, and they offer their customers similar resources. But many also strive to invest in the communities they serve. Here we highlight the top banks ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Banks for Millennials

Millennials value strong mobile and digital features, as well as an active social media presence. Instead of banks with lots of branches, we focused on ones with no- and low-fee checking accounts, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Banks for Frequent Travelers

Travelers can save a bundle with free checking accounts that don't charge ATM or foreign-transaction fees. Here's a look at our top banking picks for frequent travelers. SEE ALSO: See Our Complete ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Banks for Students

The ideal bank for students will also appeal to parents who want to open an account alongside their child for quick and easy money transfers. Our picks don't have many (or any) branches, but they charge ...

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Kip Tips
May 2017

Best Tools to Save on Online Shopping

Here's how to save big every time you place an online order.

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Travel
May 2017

3 Ways to Save on Air Travel

Going the less expensive route will still get you there, but with money to spare.

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Kip Tips
May 2017

How to Save Big on Exotic Travel

Find a castle or island paradise at bargain rates.

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Kip Tips
May 2017

Surprising Perks From Your Credit Card

Don't miss out on all the perks your card has to offer.

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2017

6 Steps to Cut Your Car-Insurance Rates

Shopping around for auto insurance may not be your idea of fun, but comparing prices for a new policy every few years—or even more often—can pay off big. Premiums for two people in the same zip code ...

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Kip Tips
April 2017

New Ways to Stay In Shape When You Travel

Move aside, tiny hotel gym. There are more exciting ways to get in a workout on the road.

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Travel
March 2017

4 Creative Ways to Redeem Rewards Points

When it comes to airline and hotel loyalty programs, there's more to rewards than free flights and free nights.

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Kip Tips
March 2017

How to Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer

Avoid having to buy a pricey replacement battery by being mindful about how you charge and store your smartphone.

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Smart Buying
February 2017

The Tradeoffs We Make at Trendy Discount Grocers Like Aldi

More stores are serving up high-quality food at bargain prices.

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Travel
February 2017

Travel Trend: Cruises Expanding Their Fitness, Wellness Programs

Your exercise regimen can stay in ship-shape as you cruise the seas, rivers.

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Credit Cards
January 2017

Master the Rules of Credit Cards to Maximize Your Rewards

Using savvy strategies, such as amassing sign-up bonuses for new rewards credit cards, can translate into free flights or hundreds in cash back each year.

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QUIZ
December 2016

Who Should You Tip for the Holidays?

The beginning of the holiday season is prime time to tip the people who make your life easier throughout the year. But be sure not to bust your budget by giving too much or tipping unnecessarily. <...

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