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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
August 2017

Ways to Shop at Whole Foods Without Going Broke

With Amazon.com now firmly in control of Whole Foods, ways to save money at that grocer are growing for Amazon Prime customers but perhaps diminishing for everyone else. Amazon purchased Whole Foods in ...

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Technology
June 2018

Want to Play on 5G? You'll Need a New Phone

Look for the first 5G handsets to hit the market in the first or second quarter of 2019, says this market analyst.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

21 Ways to Get Luxury Travel for Less

Penthouse suites and first-class seats to Europe may be extravagant, but there are a slew of ways to snag five-star hotels, roomy airline seats and private tours for a lot less than you'd expect. We ...

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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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Small Business
June 2018

Tips for Renting Out Your Home on Airbnb

Before listing your home on the site, here's what you should know.

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Leisure Spending
May 2018

Your Wedding-Gift Etiquette Questions Answered

As distance (and cost) to the destination goes up, gift expectations go down.

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Small Business
April 2018

New Upscale Options for Travelers Who Prefer Home Rentals

Travelers who want more than a couch to sleep on have new options.

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Kip Tips
April 2018

4 Low-Cost, DIY Solutions to Monitoring Your Credit, Preventing ID Theft

Here's how to keep your credit intact without breaking the bank.

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2018

Get More Value From Your Travel Rewards Points

Points-and-miles blogs are awash with strategies on how to snag free flights by racking up rewards points, often through everyday spending on credit cards. But when you're earning and redeeming points, ...

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Scams
April 2018

These Services Alert You to Identity Theft. Are They Worth It?

A number of services promise to notify you if you are a victim of credit fraud. But you'll pay a hefty fee.

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Tax Planning
March 2018

Charitable Giving Under the New Tax Law

The new tax law may discourage donations. But you can still support your causes and reduce your tax bill with these strategies.

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Careers
February 2018

Be Smart with Social Media at Work

You’ve got to be careful with what you post online. That goes double when the workplace is involved.

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Millennial Money
March 2018

The Power of Living Within Your Means

Budgeting is work, but it allows you to spend your money on what you value most.

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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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