Cameron Huddleston

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Cameron Huddleston

Cameron Huddleston is an award-winning journalist with nearly 14 years of experience writing about personal finance. Before joining GOBankingRates, she was a contributing editor for Kiplinger.com and wrote the popular Kip Tips column, which was syndicated in Tribune newspapers nationwide. Her work has appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, AOL Daily Finance and other online and print publications. U.S. News & World Report named her one of the top personal finance experts to follow on Twitter, and AOL Daily Finance named her one of the top 20 personal finance influencers to follow on Twitter. She has appeared on “Fox & Friends,” MSNBC and CNN and has been a guest on ABC News Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio, NPR, WTOP in Washington, D.C., KGO in San Francisco and other personal finance radio shows nationwide. She has an MA in economic journalism from American University and BA in journalism and Russian studies from Washington & Lee University. Before becoming a personal finance journalist, she worked at daily newspapers and for Dow Jones Newswires, covering convertible securities and junk bonds.

Articles by Cameron Huddleston

Why I Don’t Let Santa Spoil My Kids

There's no need to blow my budget on gifts that will be forgotten by next Christmas.

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Best and Worst Ways to Spend Your Year-End Bonus

Don't blow your windfall — put it to work for you, instead.

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45 Ways to Make More Money in 2017

Earn a fast buck or bring in thousands more with these ideas.

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How to Protect Your Credit Score During the Holidays

Learn how to keep debt, late payments and identity theft from wrecking your credit.

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15 Scenic Winter Destinations You Must Visit Before You Die

These winter wonderlands offer the ideal getaway if you enjoy the cold and snow.

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The Best Gift Cards to Buy This Holiday Season

These cards are easy to buy, send and use.

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The Worst Gift Cards to Buy This Holiday Season

Avoid these cards because they have restrictions, purchase fees or are issued by stores that are struggling financially.

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6 Purchases You Should Never Make With Personal Loans

Discover the many situations when it's a mistake to take on debt to fuel holiday spending.

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25 Coolest Places in the U.S. to Visit With Kids

Don't miss these low-cost vacation spots nationwide.

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Be Patient: 6 Reasons You Should Wait for Cyber Monday

You might be able to score better deals and save money on holiday gifts.

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