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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
December 2016

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 Kelly 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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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

If a seaside cottage or a secluded cabin in Maine doesn't cut it when you envision your dream retirement home, there are plenty of opportunities abroad. You won't be alone: Some statistical measures show ...

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