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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

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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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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