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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.

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Social Security
August 2017

Protect Against Social Security Fraud With an Online Account

Protect against fraud by setting up an online account at any age.

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Travel
August 2017

New Budget Airlines Offer Low-Cost Flights to Europe

But be careful: Fares from cheap airlines may not be such a deal after you add in extra fees.

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Kip Tips
July 2017

Best Places to Check Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores for Free

You can say goodbye to year-long waits and high fees to check your credit thanks to these trusted free resources.

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Travel
July 2017

The Nongambler's Guide to Las Vegas

There's plenty to do in the gaming town without rolling the dice.

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Travel
July 2017

The Worry-Free Way to Rent a Car

On the perennial question of whether to take the extra insurance coverage, our advice may surprise you.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Deals in Online Banking, 2017

Banking without a branch is getting easier. Mobile-deposit capability, refunds of ATM fees and customer service that extends beyond the phone to online chat and social media allow customers to get by without ...

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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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