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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

Travel
May 2019

Where to Go for the Best Off-Season Travel

You can save money and avoid the crowds by visiting popular vacation spots at unpopular times.

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Buying & Leasing a Car
May 2019

Car Lease Ending? Expect to Pay More

Now may be a good time to buy a certified used car.

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Scams
April 2019

Identity Theft: Act Now to Protect Yourself

Identity thieves are more skilled at their nefarious craft than ever.

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Financial Planning
March 2019

Managing a Financial Hardship: Real Life Stories

If you get laid off or are hit with a major household expense, do you have enough saved to help cover expenses? Here’s how three people were able to cope.

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Credit Cards
January 2019

Virtual Credit Card Numbers Cut Fraud Risk

Randomly generated numbers linked to your account means you won't have to carry your card.

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Millennial Money
January 2019

Emergency Funds Can Reduce Stress

Your savings can bail you out of a situation you may not think of as an emergency.

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Credit Cards
January 2019

Deferred-Rate Cards Can Be a Ticking Time Bomb

Pay off deferred-rate cards before the low rate expires.

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Travel
January 2019

The Traveler’s Guide to Home Sharing

Whether you’re new to short-term rentals or an old hand, you can improve your experience by following these tips.

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Credit Cards
January 2019

New Perks for a Top Rewards Card

The Capital One Venture Visa card gets even better with enhanced travel benefits.

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Credit Cards
December 2018

Lock Your Credit Card If It Goes Missing

Locking — rather than cancelling — a card, will block purchases and other ways a thief could hurt you, while still allowing recurring payments and similar conveniences to carry on unaffected.

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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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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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