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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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20 Best Checking Accounts of 2020

If your checking account simply isn’t serving your needs anymore, you have plenty of other places to turn — some of them are even free. Stop settling. Peruse this up-to-the-minute list of the best checking accounts in the United States and get ready for a better way to bank.
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15 Best Online Brokers to Trade Stocks in 2020

Human stock brokers continue to play a role in the financial industry, but many brokers today aren’t human at all. They’re the digital platforms — online stock brokers — that have improved the experience and cost of investing. Which online brokers are best for you? Find out here.
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12 Best New Brokerage Account Promotions & Bonus Offers – June 2020

Did you know America’s top investment platforms also offer impressive new-account bonuses? Top-tier brokerage account promotions dwarf the leading bank and credit card promotions, promising thousands to new customers. That makes now the right time to consider a new brokerage firm.
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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...
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Are Wine Delivery Clubs & Subscription Boxes Worth the Money?

Signing up for a wine subscription box service is easy for adults of legal drinking age. Whether you should is another matter. If you’re on the fence about signing up, familiarize yourself with the pros and cons and weigh the most common alternatives to wine subscription services and clubs.
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6 Best Bike-Share Programs in the U.S. & Canada

The total number of bike-share bikes operating in the United States more than doubled in 2017, the most recent year for which reliable figures are available. And these programs are among the best options available to North American riders. Did your bike-share service make the list?
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How to Make Money Taking Stock Photography – Guide to Selling Photos

Selling original photos to microstock agencies like Shutterstock and iStock is one of the many side gigs you can start while working a full-time job. The more relevant question for aspiring stock photographers is: Does it pay enough to justify the effort?
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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Airline & Hotel Cancellation Policies

Has the coronavirus pandemic derailed your upcoming travel plans? Are you sure? Check this list of COVID-19 virus-related travel restrictions, warnings, and cancellation policies to find out if your trip is still on or if it’s time to rebook or get a refund (and how to do that if so).
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Are Online Degrees Worth It? – Cost, Perception & Downsides

Online degrees offer many advantages, including flexibility and lower average costs. But not all employers give online degrees equal weight to traditional degrees. And the choice you make has significant implications for your career, finances, and lifestyle. Is an online degree right for you?
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PPP Loan Repayment & Forgiveness – Common Questions Answered

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act allows borrowers to use up to 40% of their loans’ proceeds for certain nonpayroll expenses without jeopardizing forgiveness eligibility provided they use the remainder for payroll expenses. But many borrowers still have questions. Get the answers here.
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Best Personal Finance Apps to Manage, Save & Grow Your Money

We could all stand to save a few bucks. And the long-running boom in personal finance apps ensures we have a great deal of help in this endeavor. It can be hard to make sense of the ever-expanding universe on the market right now. But whichever one you choose, these apps can all save you money.
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8 Best Wine Club Subscriptions & Memberships to Join in 2020

Do you enjoy a nice glass of wine occasionally? Hundreds of wine subscription services and online stores deliver across state lines. Choosing the ideal wine subscription service is just as challenging as choosing the perfect bottle. But you can’t go wrong with one of these high-quality options.