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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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