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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

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.

12 Gov't Social Media Accounts You Should Follow

The President's isn't the only government social media account given to daily official pronouncements. Here's how to stay up to date with the Feds.

Is It Worth Paying for Your Credit Score?

Why pay $15 for a credit score when you can get one for free? Turns out not all credit scores are the same.

7 Money Lessons Kids Can Learn From the Tooth Fairy

Turn your child's visit from the Tooth Fairy into a meaningful lesson on money.

Cut These 9 Expenses in One Year to Get a 10-Day Hawaii Vacation

By cutting out some of these major money sucks, you could end up with enough money to go on a 10-day Hawaii vacation.

How to Set Career Goals When You Lack Direction

If you're lost on the career path, have no fear; you can still set goals without knowing where you're going.

6 Quick Ways to Retrain for a New Career

If your current gig isn't doing it for you anymore, you can retrain — quickly — for a new line of work.

10 Small Towns With the Most Millionaires Per Capita

Don't let the small town charm fool you; these mini-cities are home to a myriad millionaires.

Why You Should Sign Up for Airline Rewards Even If You Don't Travel Much

You might not be a frequent traveler, but there are plenty of reasons why you should still sign up for airline rewards.

Here's What You Can (And Can't) Buy With SNAP

There's a lot of confusion about what government food assistance can — and cannot — buy. Here's a rundown.

How to Research a Home's Location Before You Buy

Finding the perfect home is all about location, location, location. Here's how you can get the scoop on your potential new neighborhood.

13 Ways to Make Money Teaching Your Skills to Others

Give a person a fish, you feed them for a day; teach scores of people to fish, and feed yourself forever!

10 Ways Driverless Cars Could Impact Your Wallet

They may have a few kinks to iron out, but make no mistake; driverless cars are on the way. How will they impact your bottom line?

How to Simplify Your Life to Avoid Decision Fatigue

Making lots of small decisions is taxing. Save your decision-making juice for the big ones with this simple plan.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Work in Your Downtime

Working in your downtime isn't just a drag — it's dangerous to your health and wellbeing.

How to Streamline Your Travel Rewards Strategy

Having travel rewards scattered across multiple brands can become a real mess. Here's how to clean it up.

6 Ways You're Wearing Out Your Furnace Too Soon

You don't want your furnace to break down in the dead of winter. Here's how you might be wearing it out too soon.

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.