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680 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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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....
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.