756 POSTS 0 COMMENTSBrian 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.
Homeowners with ample equity have a ready-made source of low-cost capital to finance significant expenses: their home’s equity. If you’re shopping for a home equity loan or line of credit in the hope of taking advantage of low interest rates, get the scoop on the lenders with the best rates.
Digit is a completely automated savings app that squirrels small amounts of money from your checking account into savings or investment accounts — all without requiring any action on your part. Learn about Digit, its pros and cons, and whether it’s the right tool for you to automate your savings.
Shopify is the go-to e-commerce solution for hundreds of thousands of small and midsize businesses. But it's definitely not the cheapest e-commerce provider on the block. If you’re looking for a lower-cost alternative to Shopify, here are some options to consider.
Emergency coronavirus stimulus measures passed by Congress in 2020 and 2021 included three rounds of direct payments to low- and middle-income Americans. But what if yours didn’t arrive? Learn what to do if you didn’t get pandemic stimulus checks and common questions about missing stimulus payments.
The Discover it Cash Back card is a popular no-annual-fee cash-back credit card with a rewards program featuring a selection of rotating 5% cash-back categories. Boost the card’s generous benefits with these tips for making the most of this quarter’s bonus categories.
After spending thousands on your wedding, the thought of spending thousands more on a romantic getaway probably doesn't sound appealing. So try these strategies to reduce the cost of your honeymoon and ease its financial impact without sacrificing romance or relaxation.
The Chase Freedom credit card is one of the most popular no-annual-fee cash-back credit cards on the market, with an incredible 5% cash back on select purchases. Get all you can out of this popular card by learning to maximize your cash-back earnings in this quarter’s bonus categories.
People buy life insurance policies for many reasons, but policyholders generally have the same broad goal in mind: ensuring their death doesn’t create an undue burden for those left behind. Learn common reasons why you should buy life insurance to protect your loved ones from financial hardship.
If you want a low-cost trading or managed investing option with everything you need to build a diversified portfolio, J.P. Morgan Investing is worth considering. Here’s what you need to know about its capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages to determine if it’s right for you.
M1 Finance is a comprehensive banking, borrowing, and investing platform. It boasts an FDIC-insured checking account, a taxable investment account, and a novel borrowing solution that doesn’t require credit underwriting. Here’s what you need to know to determine if it’s right for you.
Stash is a one-stop banking and investing platform that’s simultaneously DIY-friendly and relatively hands-off. It works best for reasonably confident investors looking to build custom portfolios from more than 1,800 ETFs and stocks. Find out if it’s right for you here.
Millions of small-business owners rely on suboptimal sources of financing — or no financing at all. Whether you’re evaluating your company’s financing options for the first time or looking for a new lender to help grow your business, keep this list of the best small-business lenders close at hand.