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Brian Martucci writes about credit cards, banking, insurance, travel, and more. When he's not investigating time- and money-saving strategies for Money Crashers readers, you can find him exploring his favorite trails or sampling a new cuisine. Reach him on Twitter @Brian_Martucci.
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8 Best Options Trading Platforms & Brokers of 2020

For active investors with enough market experience to avoid getting burned, options trading can be quite lucrative. When you get into the options game, you’ll need a broker that lets you trade contracts easily and at a reasonable cost. These are the best stock brokers for options trading.
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20 Ways to Save Up Money to Get Ahead of the Holiday Season

The average American spends hundreds of dollars on holiday gifts every year. How can you build up some extra cash ahead of the holidays to help prevent your annual gift-giving from emptying your wallet and busting your budget? Here is our list of tips and tricks to save money for the holidays.
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11 Best Vanguard ETFs, Index & Mutual Funds

Vanguard is renowned for its mix of high-quality, low-cost, mostly passively managed mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. And these are among the best for DIY retail investors — those building portfolios without help from a licensed financial advisor.
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7 Best Disability Insurance Companies of 2020 (Short-Term & Long-Term)

If you or your family rely on your employment income to make ends meet or support a lifestyle you’ve become accustomed to, disability insurance is nearly as important as life insurance. These disability insurance providers in particular are among the best for U.S.-based workers.
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Can You Make Money Selling Stock Photography? – Pros & Cons

If you enjoy taking photographs, getting into stock photography may allow you to turn your talent into a source of extra income. Have you considered trying your hand at stock photography? Read on for an overview of the major upsides and downsides of pursuing stock photography as a side gig.
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16 Cars, Trucks & SUVs With the Best Resale Value After 5 Years

Vehicles are depreciating assets - they lose value over time. That said, not all cars depreciate at the same rate. Looking for a new or preowned car that's likely to hold its value better than comparable vehicles? Start with these models.
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7 Types of Credit Card Rewards Programs & How They Work

Consumers with strong credit scores have a vast array of rewards credit cards at their fingertips, from no-frills retail cards to ultraluxe travel cards with eye-popping annual fees. Here's a closer look at what these cards have to offer and how to maximize your rewards if you own one.
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9 Best Business Bank Account Promotions & Offers – October 2020

Savvy small-business owners, solopreneurs, and freelancers who know where to look can find lucrative account-opening and referral bonuses on new bank accounts needed to conduct their everyday business. These are the best business bank account promotions available today.
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Webull vs. Robinhood – Battle of the Commission-Free Trading Platforms

It’s easier than ever for self-directed investors to chart their own course through a complex market landscape. Both Robinhood and Webull appeal to DIY investors of all skill levels. Before deciding what best suits your needs and objectives, evaluate Webull and Robinhood on their respective merits.
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How to Prepare for Medical Residency Interviews – Tips & Questions

Medical residency interviews are exhaustive, often taking up the better part of two days, and can determine whether you land your top choice of residency programs. If you’re preparing for medical residency interviews, learn about the process and find tips and strategies here to give you a head start.
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Mobile Contactless Cards & Payment Technology – How It Works

Mobile contactless payment systems have popped up everywhere, allowing shoppers to securely pay for in-store purchases with a simple wave or tap of a smart device. We explore how these systems work, how secure they are, and what the benefits are of using them.
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How to Choose a Medical Specialty & Decide Where to Interview for Residency

For aspiring physicians, choosing your specialty and deciding where to interview are key decision points that will affect your medical career. What factors should you consider when making these critical choices? Read on for a guide to making these difficult but important decisions.