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Carrie Kirby

Carrie writes on personal finance, technology, and travel. Her work has appeared in Marin, The Atlantic's CityLab, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, and The Best Women's Travel Writing, Vol 10.

Latest articles by Carrie Kirby

How the Merger of Marriott and SPG Programs Will Affect Member Rewards

Marriott and SPG Programs are merging. How will that affect your member rewards?

How Student Loan Debt Can Derail Your Future

It's time to stop believing that student loans are "good" debt. In fact, they can totally derail your future.

12 Preflight Tricks That Make Long Flights Bearable

Before you squeeze into your seat on that long flight, do these things first.

These 8 Apps Will Help You Explore the Great Outdoors

Don't worry about looking down at your phone while outside. These apps will help you get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

9 Cheap Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Here's how to reduce yours without increasing pressure on your budget.

How to Score a First or Business Class Seat With Rewards Points

Is first class unattainable to the average person? Not if you play your points right.

7 Times You Definitely Will Be Charged Credit Card Interest

When you use credit cards, you should aim to avoid paying interest whenever possible. But there are times when it's unavoidable.

Yes, It's Still Safe to Visit Hawaii During the Volcanic Eruption

Despite the recent Kilauea Volcano eruption, most of the Big Island and the rest of the Hawaiian Islands remain safe.

10 Pointless Fees That Are Sabotaging Your Budget

Just because you have been paying that fee doesn't mean you need to keep on paying it.

20 Ways to Make Family Camping Easy

A family camping trip might sound like a chaotic adventure, but there lots are ways to make it effortless and fun.

9 Things to Consider Before Retiring to a Tiny Home or RV

If your retirement dream home is tiny — or on wheels — you may want to make these considerations before taking the plunge.

Why It Pays to Wait Before Applying for a New Rewards Card

Before a sweet perk convinces you to apply for another rewards credit card, you might want to wait for some even better ones.

The 9 Best Storage Products as Recommended by Organization Pros

Before you stock up on storage products, let these organization pros point you to the ones that are worth cluttering up your bank statement for.

How to Profit From China's Growing Upper Class — Even If You Don't Speak Chinese

China's population of millionaires is booming. Job opportunities for the rest of us are booming, too!

Losing Your Nest Egg Could Kill You: Here's How to Prevent It

They say if you don't have money, "At least you have your health." New research shows that you can't have one without the other.

How to Get Your First Credit Card and Build Credit

You're officially an adult and now you have your own credit card! Here's how to build credit the right way.

10 Ways to Spot a Motivated Seller

The housing market is currently red-hot, but that doesn't mean you can't strike a deal. Keep your eyes peeled for signs a seller really wants to sell.

15 Jobs That Capitalize on the Growth in Rich Households

The rich keep on getting richer — which means there are more jobs than ever catering to the 1 percent. Is it time to brush up on your butler-ing skills?

How to Liquidate a Loved One's Estate

Part of settling an estate is dealing with the personal possessions of the deceased. Here's how to do that with minimal stress.

10 Fastest Growing Jobs That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

The world was a different place 10 years ago — and these now-lucrative careers were just getting started.

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