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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

Careers
February 2018

How to Post on Social Media Without Crossing the Line at Work

Remember that everything you post on social media is public, no matter what your privacy settings.

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Travel
February 2018

What to Do if Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed

Knowing what your rights are and what airlines typically offer to keep customers happy can help get you on your way sooner.

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Scams
December 2017

How to Stop Getting Robo Calls

Technology has made those annoying recorded calls ubiquitous, and technology can help you fight back.

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Credit Reports & Scores
January 2018

How Your Credit Score Is Calculated

Here's the formula for success no matter which model lenders use.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

Bargain Vacations Off the Beaten Path

Hordes of tourists swarming the world’s most popular destinations can make travel unpleasant. For example, Barcelona and Venice are so crowded that disgruntled residents have staged protests over the ...

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Travel
December 2017

5 Bargain Vacation Destinations Off the Beaten Path

We picked five destinations that are just as good as their pricey, crowded, touristy counterparts.

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Kip Tips
December 2017

3 Ways to Beat the Crowds at Popular Travel Spots

Enjoy your vacation with the masses.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

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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Home Insurance
November 2017

Rebuilding Your Home and Finances After Disaster Strikes

Mopping up—and drying out—after the hurricanes was only the first challenge. Now the victims have to struggle through recovery.

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Making Your Money Last
November 2017

How to Tip, Handle Gift Gaffes and Work the Office Party

Ease your end-of-the-year worries with these basic guidelines.

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Travel
October 2017

When to Hire a Travel Agent to Plan Your Trip

Even do-it-yourselfers may want a pro’s help with an exotic vacation or a complicated itinerary.

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Financial Planning
August 2017

When It Pays to Bend Financial Rules

Financial rules of thumb take a lot of the guesswork out of money issues, but one size may not fit all.

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Drive Time
August 2017

Buying a New Car? Check the Resale Value

Even people who hold cars forever should pay attention to this metric.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Ways to Shop at Whole Foods Without Going Broke

With online megaretailer Amazon.com now firmly in control of Whole Foods, ways to save money at that grocer are growing exponentially. Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and, as of August ...

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Social Security
July 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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