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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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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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Travel
August 2016

Travel Apps That Offer Real-Time Access to Travel Agents

A handful of high-tech services aim to provide personalized advice.

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Kip Tips
June 2016

Is it Better to Book Travel Directly or Use an Online Travel Agency?

Each has its merits, but what's the better way to pay?

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Saving Money
June 2016

6 Things You Must Know About Home Cooling Bills

Some simple steps can help you hold down the cost of beating the heat.

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Leisure Spending
July 2016

6 Things You Must Know About Tracing Your Roots

Use online tools and services to fill out the branches of your family tree.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2016

Austin, Tex.: A Great Large City for Retiring in Good Health

For retirees looking to relocate, Austin's low taxes could be a main attraction.

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QUIZ
September 2016

The Travel Tipping Quiz

Ahhh, here comes the pool attendant with that fresh towel you asked for. Isn’t vacation relaxing? Not if you’re stressing about whether to tip him, how much to tip him or whether all these tips ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2016

Great Properties to Retire Abroad

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Travel
May 2016

When Uber Doesn't Work: New Ways to Get a Ride

Three alternatives to getting around town without using the transportation app.

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Kip Tips
May 2016

Score Discounted Tickets to Popular Plays or Movies

Online lotteries and apps can help you get deals on last-minute tickets.

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Travel
May 2016

Travel Insurance to Protect Your Vacation

A comprehensive travel insurance policy covers all sorts of problems that might derail your trip. But mind the gaps.

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Travel
May 2016

Steer Clear of These 4 Tourist Etiquette Traps

American tourists sometimes get a bad rap for their boorish behavior abroad. Avoid that fate with these tips.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2016

Rent Your Home for Fun and Profit

Websites such as Airbnb make it easy to rent out a spare room, a wing of your house or a backyard cottage.

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Kip Tips
April 2016

How to Swap Homes to Save Money

Eliminate lodging costs by doing a home exchange when you travel.

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