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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 Long Does It Take to Break Even With an Electric Car

Electric cars come with rebates, fuel savings, and ... a premium price tag. How long will it take you to break even?

How to Cash In On Getting Bumped From a Flight

Nobody wants to get bumped from a flight, unless there's a way to make some serious cash from it.

12 Times Your Credit Card Has Your Back

In times of trouble, your best resource could be right in your pocket. Yes, your credit card totally has your back!

2017 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

Who knew Tax Day would be filled with freebies and discounts? You do now! Make April 18 a little more fun by hitting up some of these Tax Day offers.

Where to Take Your Batteries, CFL Bulbs, and Other Hard-to-Recycle Stuff

Have a junk drawer filled with loose batteries? We all do. Here's how to get rid of those — and a lot else — the right way.

7 Signs Your Takeout Habit Has Gone Too Far

If your go-to dinner plan involves opening your GrubHub app, your takeout habit has probably gone too far.

10 Ways to Get Over Jet Lag and Enjoy Your Trip

Don't let jet lag ruin your vacation! These tricks will have you up and at 'em right from the start of your far away vacay.

Architect, Designer, or Contractor: Who Should You Hire for Your Project?

So you have a home project you've been wanting to tackle. Here's how to decide if you need a pricey pro.

23 Recipes for Slime Your Kids Can Make — and Even Sell!

Slime is the cool new trend among kids, so why not show them how to make it and then sell it?

18 Ways Being Too Nice Is Hurting Your Wallet

You will certainly catch more flies with honey, but you won't necessarily have more money.

13 Businesses Your Tween Can Start

Who says you need to be an adult to create a successful side hustle?

13 Things I Learned From Renting Out My Home on Airbnb

Ever wonder what it's like to list your place on Airbnb? Here's the real story.

18 Surprising Ways Your Identity Can Be Stolen

You work so hard to protect your identity, but there are still ways thieves can get your personal data. Here's how they do it.

Here's What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Taxes

If you think owing money to the mob sounds scary, try owing money to the federal government.

10 Ways to Keep Your Private Info Private

From your Facebook feed, to your mailbox — identity theft hides behind every corner. Make sure your privacy is protected.

12 Smart Ways to Score Hamilton Tickets

The Broadway smash has finally hit the road, but scoring Hamilton tickets hasn't gotten any easier. Here's how to get yours.

50+ Uses for Citrus Peels

Don't toss those citrus peels just yet! There are so many amazing ways to put them to good use.

The 7 Most Common Tax Questions for Beginners, Answered

Never fear, newbies — those tax forms won't bite! All your basic tax questions are here, answered.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Home Warranty

Hot water heater on the fritz? Your home warranty can help with that...if you follow a few simple guidelines.

14 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Your Best Summer Ever

Winter blues got you down? Look ahead to summertime, and make sure this will be your best one yet.