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Miriam Cross

Associate Editor
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. She received a BA from the University of Toronto with a major in English literature and completed a certificate in Magazine and Web Publishing at Ryerson University.

Latest Features

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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Travel
November 2018

Online Reviews You Can Use

To find reliable advice, you may need to disregard over-the-top (or fake) complaints and praise.

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Mortgages & Refinancing
November 2018

New Strategies for Smart Borrowing

Rising interest rates and new tax rules mean taking a different approach to how you shop for loans and manage your debt.

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Travel
October 2018

Airline Fees Bite Harder

Think you’re getting a low fare? Be sure to add up the extras before you buy.

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Business Costs & Regulation
November 2018

Putting the Brakes on Fuel Efficiency

The White House plan to freeze fuel economy standards faces a rough ride.

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Home Insurance
October 2018

Trim Your Home Insurance Premium

Whether you stay with your current insurer or switch, you can lower your rate without sacrificing coverage.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2018

10 Best Credit Unions Almost Anyone Can Join, 2018

Credit unions are nonprofit institutions owned by their members -- meaning they tend to offer accounts and services that are more customer-friendly than those of large national banks. And, like banks, ...

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Millennial Money
August 2018

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

Even if you're unmarried and without dependents, you should still have a will.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

5 Great Second Career Moves

Many people suffer from job burnout, but making the decision to change careers can be a bit overwhelming, especially after decades of building expertise. Yet millions of workers are switching careers when ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

How Amazon Ruined Whole Foods (Or Maybe Not)

I was a happy Whole Foods shopper until recently. I know I usually paid a premium, but I found their fruit crisper than the produce I picked through at other supermarkets, and their fresh salmon worth ...

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Travel
August 2018

Disaster-Proof Your Vacation With Trip Insurance

Travel insurance can recover some costs when a natural disaster ruins your vacation.

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Kip Tips
July 2018

Get a Free Hotel Room

Treat yourself to a free night with one of these hotel rewards credit cards.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf
July 2018

Banking
July 2018

The Best Bank for You, 2018

We've identified the banks and credit unions that offer the best combination of high rates, low fees and a customer-friendly focus.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Credit Unions Anyone Can Join, 2018

As nonprofit institutions owned by their members, credit unions share their profits via lower fees and higher rates. Anyone in the U.S. can join the credit unions we evaluated. Here's a look at our ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Internet Banks, 2018

Because online-only banks don't have the same overhead costs that brick-and-mortar banks do, they are more likely to pare down pesky fees and provide accounts with no minimum balances and higher yields. For ...

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July 2018

Best Banks for Frequent Travelers, 2018

Whether you regularly roam the U.S. or venture abroad, traveler-friendly bank accounts minimize ATM fees worldwide and go light on penalties. Here's a look at our top picks for frequent travelers. SEE ...

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