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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.
Bank Account Promotions

34 Best New Bank Account Promotions & Offers – August 2019

It's possible to make $100s just by opening up a bank account. But sorting through the best offers can be tricky.At Money Crashers, we comb through hundreds of deals every month to find you...
Tips Low Cost Destination Bachelorette Party

21 Tips for a Low-Cost Bachelor or Bachelorette Party at Any Destination

What's more fun than a wedding reception?For close friends of the bride and groom to be, the bachelor and bachelorette parties clearly beat out the reception.They also tend to be costly, especially when they take...
Best Credit Cards College Students

8 Best Credit Cards for College Students – Reviews & Comparison

Most college students have limited experience with credit cards and other forms of credit. Accordingly, their credit histories are often thin or nonexistent. Therefore, the single most important reason for students to apply for...
Best Secured Credit Cards

6 Best Secured Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit – Reviews & Comparison

How's your credit these days?If you'd prefer not to answer that question, you're not alone. Millions of Americans have imperfect credit due to bankruptcy, foreclosure, crushing medical or student loan debts, and other financial...
Denver Fun Cheap Things

42 Fun & Cheap Things to Do and See in Denver, CO

Denver sits in a picturesque valley on Colorado's High Plains, just east of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Its stunningly beautiful setting belies a cosmopolitan culture and a strong, diverse economy that supports major energy...
Wedding Money Calculator

Should You Take Out a Personal Loan to Fund Your Wedding?

According to The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study, the average U.S. wedding cost $33,931 in 2018. By comparison, the U.S. median household income was $61,372 in 2017.To be sure, The Knot's study averaged more than...
Best Affordable Cities Live Renters

24 Most Affordable Cities to Live in for Renters – Find Cheap Housing

How much does your apartment cost? Depending on where you live, your answer is likely to vary - a lot.According to RentJungle, the average San Francisco apartment rented for $3,933 per month in April 2019....
Data Breach Cloud

15 Steps to Take If You Were Affected by the Capital One Data Breach

On July 29, 2019, Capital One joined the long and growing list of Fortune 500 companies affected by data breaches. It has plenty of company, including retail giants such as Target and The Home Depot, blue-chip...
Best Credit Card Bonus Offers

9 Best Rewards Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Offers, Deals & Promotions

Few credit card rewards and perks are more valuable than sign-up bonuses - also known as welcome offers, early spend bonuses, or new cardmember bonuses, depending on the issuer.Every month, we sift through dozens of new...
Best Cash Back Credit Cards

14 Best Cash Back Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Cash back credit cards are popular because they provide tangible, easy-to-understand benefits. Who doesn't like getting a credit on their monthly credit card statement - or, better yet, actual cash deposited into the account of...
Best Small Business Credit Cards

22 Best Small Business Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Small business credit cards are increasingly popular business financing options, particularly for entrepreneurs who don't qualify for traditional business loans and don't have access to networks filled with deep-pocketed family members, friends, and colleagues....
Best Free Checking Account

16 Best Free Checking Accounts at U.S. Banks

It's becoming increasingly difficult to find truly free checking accounts. At many banks, you're now required to pay a monthly maintenance fee for the privilege of keeping your checking account open. Such fees can range...