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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.

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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
September 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
August 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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Travel
July 2017

The Nongambler's Guide to Las Vegas

There's plenty to do in the gaming town without rolling the dice.

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Travel
July 2017

The Worry-Free Way to Rent a Car

On the perennial question of whether to take the extra insurance coverage, our advice may surprise you.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Deals in Online Banking, 2017

Banking without a branch is getting easier. Mobile-deposit capability, refunds of ATM fees and customer service that extends beyond the phone to online chat and social media allow customers to get by without ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

The Best Regional Banks for You

Some regional banks rival national ones in size and reach, and they offer their customers similar resources. But many also strive to invest in the communities they serve. Here we highlight the top banks ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Banks for Millennials

Millennials value strong mobile and digital features, as well as an active social media presence. Instead of banks with lots of branches, we focused on ones with no- and low-fee checking accounts, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Banks for Frequent Travelers

Travelers can save a bundle with free checking accounts that don't charge ATM or foreign-transaction fees. Here's a look at our top banking picks for frequent travelers. SEE ALSO: See Our Complete ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Banks for Students

The ideal bank for students will also appeal to parents who want to open an account alongside their child for quick and easy money transfers. Our picks don't have many (or any) branches, but they charge ...

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Kip Tips
May 2017

Best Tools to Save on Online Shopping

Here's how to save big every time you place an online order.

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