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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

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.

6 Affordable Places to Ski

Looking to hit the slopes this winter? These West Coast ski locations are perfect for budget-conscious snow lovers.

What to Do About a Terrible Airbnb Stay

When your hotel room is terrible, you know who to call. Who do you call when your Airbnb stay is awful?

Don't Use Your Prescription Drug Coupons Until You Read This

Prescription drug savings? There's a coupon for that! Just make sure you're up to speed on the finer print, first.

7 Famous Houses From Film and TV You Can Buy

These homes are as famous as the stars who "lived" in them. And you can live in one, too!

6 Ways to Be a Good Guest When You're Broke

Just because you have zero dollars doesn't mean you can't contribute in other ways. Be thoughtful and kind and they'll always invite you back.

12 Instant Pot Recipes That Will Save You Money

The Instant Pot just may be your perfect solution to easy, multi-purpose meal-making on the cheap.

35 Bizarre Things You Can Be Taxed On

Uncle Sam always seems to have his hand out — and even expects a cut for these 35 off-the-wall things.

9 Ways to Use Miles and Points for Holiday Gifts

Most people use their hard-earned credit card rewards for travel. Here's an idea: Why not give your budget a vacation from holiday shopping?