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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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25 Home Depot Shopping Tips & Tricks to Save Money

Whether you’re tackling a major renovation or a small DIY project, The Home Depot has you covered. And there are tons of coupons, deals, and programs to help you save money at America’s largest home improvement superstore. Use these Home Depot hacks to slash your expenses on everything from paint to plants to lumber.
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Third COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment – Eligibility & How to Get It

The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic spurred lawmakers to complete another stimulus package in early 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a third round of direct payments to Americans — the biggest stimulus checks yet. Learn who is eligible and how to get it.
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9 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit – Reviews & Comparison

If your credit is fair or poor, you shouldn't expect a gilt-edged credit card with an astronomical spending limit, lavish rewards, and VIP benefits. But you certainly could qualify for a credit card designed to help you build credit and raise your credit score. These are among the best.
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10 Best 0% APR No-Interest Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Many credit cards offer introductory 0% APR periods that allow you a head start on repaying purchases without worrying about ballooning interest from day one. Could you use this grace period to catch up on your repayments? Here are the best credit cards with 0% APR interest. 
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8 Best Credit Cards to Use for Everyday Spending

Some rewards cards are great for travel spending. Others favor dining out or refilling your gas tank. But if you're looking for a credit card that gives you the best rate of return on everyday spending, check out this list.
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14 Best Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

International travelers know that many credit cards charge foreign transaction fees for purchases not made in U.S. dollars. But not every credit card does. Here are the best cards with no foreign transaction fees on the market today.
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8 Best Credit Cards With Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Benefits

Not sure whether applying for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck is worth the effort? Here’s what you need to know about each program, as well as what credit cards offer rebates for signing up. Perks include shorter lines and an easier time through security lines.
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11 Best Part-Time Jobs With Health Insurance Benefits

Just 23% of part-time workers in civilian occupations have access to employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. Fortunately, some companies still offer health insurance and other benefits to employees who work part-time jobs (less than 30 hours per week). Here are some of the best opportunities.
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14 Best New Brokerage Account Promotions & Bonus Offers – April 2021

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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Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Guide

In March 2020, the United States’ longest economic expansion in modern history ran into the buzzsaw of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing an unprecedented spike in jobless claims. But the vast majority of workers are eligible for state unemployment benefits. Follow these steps to apply.
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How to Set and Increase Your Freelance Writing Rates

As the economic carnage wrought by the pandemic worsens, many Americans are looking for new ways to make ends meet. Freelance writing is one of the most popular side hustles around. But you must examine the key factors for setting your rates and understand how to increase those rates over time.
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How to Best Use Your COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment

The United States Senate just passed the broadest economic stimulus measure yet in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while not everyone has the luxury of saving their $1,200 stimulus payments for a rainy day, there are several ways those who do can put it to good use — for themselves or others.