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Brian Martucci

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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The Plum Card® from American Express – Review

The Plum Card® from American Express is a small business charge card with a $250 annual fee (waived the first year). Unlike most American Express charge cards, it does not have a welcome offer, nor does...
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Compassionate (Paid Family) Leave – What It Covers & How to Use It

Compassionate leave or paid family leave gives flexibility to workers with family obligations and dependent care needs, and it’s fairly common in the developed economies of the world. What is compassionate leave and what would it look like in the U.S.? Learn more about it here.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Financial Relief & More

We’ve published dozens of in-depth articles on what the coronavirus means for your finances, career, family, and health. Consider this your regularly updated master resource for answers to questions at the intersection of life, money, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What to Do If You Win the Lottery

No one wants to look back on a big lottery win and think, "That's when everything started to go wrong." But with careful preparation and the right mindset, no one has to. If you’ve recently scored the big jackpot, it’s time to learn what you should do in the event of a significant lottery win.
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Masterworks Review – An Easy Way to Invest in Fine Art

In my social circle, the general consensus is that investing in art is something for other people. Specifically, people blessed with vast financial means and considerable leisure. Accessible art investing is not. Not yet, at least....
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5 Best Checking Accounts for Seniors

Banks don’t market checking accounts to older adults quite as vigorously as they do to students, small-business owners, or general audiences, but senior-friendly checking accounts are more common than you might imagine. Which checking accounts offer the best fit for seniors? Here are our picks.
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Should I Take Online College Classes? – Pros & Cons, Questions to Ask

If you're planning to enroll in a degree program, there's a solid chance you can complete the required coursework remotely. But before committing to online learning, you must understand the pros and cons of distance learning and know how to evaluate potential programs and courses. Find out how.
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12 Best Small Business Checking Accounts of 2020

Most business bank accounts impose transaction limits and demand hefty minimum balances to waive monthly fees, putting small businesses at a disadvantage. But the picture isn’t uniformly bleak. These small-business checking accounts have low minimum balance requirements and plenty of fringe benefits.
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17 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...
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12 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...
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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....
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13 Best Rewards Checking Accounts of 2020

How does your bank or credit union checking account stack up to the most generous rewards checking accounts on the market? It might be time to shop around for one that makes it worthwhile to park your walking-around money in. These interest- and rewards-bearing accounts top our list.