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Brian Martucci

Brian Martucci writes about frugal living, entrepreneurship, and innovative ideas. When he’s not interviewing small business owners or investigating time- and money-saving strategies for Money Crashers readers, he’s probably out exploring a new trail or sampling a novel cuisine. Find him on Twitter @Brian_Martucci.
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14 Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Travel rewards credit cards take many different forms. Airline rewards cards offer opportunities to fly for free or on the cheap, reducing the cost of your vacations and business trips. Dining rewards cards reduce...
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15 Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Travel rewards credit cards fall into several broad categories. First, airline rewards credit cards are designed to reward spending with specific airlines or airline partnerships. When purchasing airfare, in-flight incidentals, and possibly other travel-related items, cardholders earn...

eSmart Tax Review – Free Tax Filing & Online Return Preparation

I'm always on the lookout for tools that can help me file my taxes quickly and accurately. So I was pleased a few years back when I came across eSmart Tax, a relatively low-cost platform...

FreeTaxUSA Review – Free Tax Filing & Online Return Preparation

Nearly every online tax preparation software program advertises a free federal plan that allows users to prepare their federal tax return at no cost. But as legions of frustrated filers can attest, some programs' supposedly free plans...

Jackson Hewitt Online Review – Tax Preparation & Filing

Jackson Hewitt is a well-known tax preparation service that helps millions of Americans prepare and file their taxes each year. There's a good chance you've seen a Jackson Hewitt storefront office in your town - there... logo Review – Easy Online Tax Filing is a low-cost online tax prep program with a user-friendly interface and three distinct plans appropriate for situations of varying complexity.Though its free version isn't quite robust enough to make our list of...

Liberty Tax Online Review – State & Federal Tax Preparation

Liberty Tax Online is an online tax prep program created and distributed by Liberty Tax, one of the United States' leading tax prep companies. It's backed by a thousands-strong, coast-to-coast network of Liberty Tax branches,... Review – Free Tax Filing & Online Return Preparation

TaxSlayer doesn't blow competition like TurboTax and H&R Block out of the water, but it's superior in several important ways. Most notably, it's cheaper than many better-known alternatives. If cost is an important consideration in your choice of an online...
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Top 7 Options for Free Online Tax Preparation Software & Services

Bank account promotions aren't the only way to get your hands on free money.If you have a relatively simple tax situation - for example, if you work for a single employer and don't qualify for...

H&R Block Review – Free Tax Filing & Online Return Preparation

H&R Block routinely makes our list of top free online tax preparation services, and for good reason.It's no secret that H&R Block has one of the most recognizable brands of any American business. Its distinctive green...

TaxHub Review – Online Tax Prep by a CPA

"Disruption" is all the rage these days. Countless startups now sell themselves as disruptors - concepts perfectly positioned to shake up their industries and create immense value for consumers. Uber and Lyft are emblematic of...