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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

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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SLIDE SHOW
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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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Banks for Families With Students, 2018

The consummate bank for families is one they can grow with over time, with a starter account for teenagers and additional free accounts once they turn 18, plus attractive choices for the parents so they ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Banks for Millennials, 2018

Virtual banks with low fees and high rewards will suit budget-conscious millennials who are comfortable banking without access to a branch. Our picks make it easy (and cheap) to maintain accounts and ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Banks for Military Personnel, 2018

Service members face challenges, such as frequent moves and overseas deployments, that call for ease and simplicity in banking. These institutions feature no-hassle checking and savings accounts, as well ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Best Regional Banks, 2018

Regional banks have a smaller reach than big national banks, but many are large enough to offer considerable resources for their customers. Regionals may also have a stronger focus on investing in their ...

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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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