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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

Why You May Need a Revocable Living Trust

A revocable living trust can make it easier on your loved ones when the time comes to settle your estate. Don't let your legacy be the hassle you leave behind!

Your Travel Rewards Points Were Stolen. Now What?

You know that hackers can steal your credit card info. Guess what? Your travel rewards aren't totally safe, either.

14 Affordable Ways to Relieve Back Pain

Relieving back pain doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.

The Encouraging Truth About How Americans Are Covering the Cost of College

Everybody knows college is expensive, but just how much are people really paying out of pocket? A recent survey sheds some light.

8 Ways to Get Paid to Read

The next time you're relaxing with a good book you could be getting paid for it.

17 Ways Your House Can Earn a Paycheck

Looking for a unique way to pad your bottom line? Put your house to work earning extra income.

​How College Applicants Can Tour Scores of Campuses for $15 or Less

Real visits to potential alma maters can cost thousands. With the miracle of VR, you can get the feel for a far off campus for way, way less.

5 Retirement Struggles Nobody Talks About — And How to Beat Them

Retirement is tough on our money. But with proper planning, many money struggles won't come as a surprise.

3 Flexible Ways to Cash In Your Miles and Points

Got some miles and points burning a hole in your pocket? Here's how to cash them in.

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Instead of buying that shiny new toy for your kiddoes, maybe they should pay for it.

8 Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult

There's a lot more life in the way when you return to school as an adult. Here's a crash course in making it work.

11 Credit Card Perks That Make Life Easier and Way More Fun

Don't let credit card perks go to waste! These awesome cardholder benefits make life so much easier.

21 Unexpected Items You Should Always Pack in Your Carry-On

Experienced travelers know what to bring and what to leave behind — or do they? These little extras make getting there almost enjoyable.

How to Earn Airline Miles While You Shop

You don't need to fly hither and yon to amass airline miles — you can rack them up effortlessly just by shopping smarter.

13 Financial Steps to Take Before Retiring Abroad

A retirement overseas can be a wonderful way to live out your golden years. But before you take off for your next chapter, make these money moves first.

How to Manage a Family Member's Finances Long Distance

When an elderly relative needs your help managing their money, the miles between you don't have to be a burden.

11 Ways to Make Money on Thanksgiving

While you're waiting for that turkey to roast, why not make a little extra cash?

9 End-of-Life Cost Savings Your Survivors Will Thank You For

Financial planning for your final years is not just a wise money move solely for you; your heirs will thank you, too.

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

When an aging loved one needs assisted living, you may not know where to start. These questions will help you find the perfect place.

How to Invest If You're Worried About a Stock Market Crash

Market fear is hard to shake. If you're afraid a crash is coming, you should keep on investing; here's how.