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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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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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Health Care & Insurance
December 2016

Travel Abroad for Low-Cost Care

You could save money on cosmetic surgery, dental procedures and other treatments by traveling to another country.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

People You Should Tip at the Holidays

The holiday season is prime time to give back to 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. Scroll through ...

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Smart Buying
December 2016

Break the Cycle of Recurring Subscription Fees

These apps track your regular monthly charges, and a couple will even cancel those you don’t want.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

Ways to Shop at Whole Foods Without Going Broke

Yes, it is possible to shop at Whole Foods without spending your whole paycheck – if you learn the tricks to saving money at the upscale grocer. “The company is unfairly characterized as being overpriced,” ...

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Family Finances
November 2016

How to Handle 3 Holiday-Party Etiquette Challenges

Don't let hurt feelings spoil the fun.

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Drive Time
November 2016

Best New Car Values of 2016

These picks from Kelley Blue Book will hold their value and save you money at the pump.

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Travel
November 2016

Best Ways to Save Time and Money on Travel, 2016

Our picks will help take the hassle out of planning your next getaway.

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Drive Time
October 2016

What You Must Know About the Exploding Airbag Recall

Discover if, or when, your vehicle will be recalled.

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Healthy Living on a Budget
October 2016

Create Your Own Fitness Challenges at These Former Olympic Sites

Indulge your inner Olympian and get ready for winter games right here in the States.

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Kip Tips
September 2016

Scoop Up Brexit Travel Bargains Now

Wait too long and deals could disappear as air carriers cut service to the U.K.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

Amazing Vacation Rentals Around the World

Tired of the same old cabin in the woods every summer? Beach house not floating your boat anymore? Wait until you see these adventurous rentals from around the world. You can book houseboats (with crew), ...

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Travel
August 2016

How to Travel by Tour and See the World

From the beaches of Samoa to the palaces of India, these excursions include all the arrangements and offer as much hand-holding as you want.

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Family Finances
August 2016

The Etiquette of Fundraising

Follow our advice to give generously, or fund-raise for a cause dear to you, without stretching anyone’s limits.

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