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Brian Martucci

Brian Martucci writes about frugal living, entrepreneurship, and innovative ideas. When he’s not interviewing small business owners or investigating time- and money-saving strategies for Money Crashers readers, he’s probably out exploring a new trail or sampling a novel cuisine. Find him on Twitter @Brian_Martucci.
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Top 7 Options for Free Online Tax Preparation Software & Services

Bank account promotions aren't the only way to get your hands on free money.If you have a relatively simple tax situation - for example, if you work for a single employer and don't qualify for...

H&R Block Review – Free Tax Filing & Online Return Preparation

H&R Block routinely makes our list of top free online tax preparation services, and for good reason.It's no secret that H&R Block has one of the most recognizable brands of any American business. Its distinctive green...

TaxHub Review – Online Tax Prep by a CPA

"Disruption" is all the rage these days. Countless startups now sell themselves as disruptors - concepts perfectly positioned to shake up their industries and create immense value for consumers. Uber and Lyft are emblematic of...

TurboTax Review – Is It the Best Online Tax Preparation Software?

TurboTax made our list of the top free online tax preparation services, and for good reason.TurboTax is one of the most popular online tax preparation and filing software programs in the United States. Major TurboTax... Review – Free Online Tax Prep for 1040EZ Filers is a low-cost online tax preparation software company that made our list of the top free online tax preparation services. It offers free tax prep and filing for anyone who qualifies for a 1040EZ —...
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TaxHawk Review – Free Tax Filing Software

TaxHawk is one of the few online tax preparation platforms that's actually free on the federal side for the vast majority of filers, even those with complex situations involving self-employment and freelancing, itemized deductions, capital... Review – Is This Low-Cost Tax Prep Really Less Taxing? is a low-cost online tax prep provider based near Washington, is not to be confused with, an unrelated competitor that offers a similar suite of services. Watch out for that hyphen!...
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What’s the Best Online Tax Preparation Software? TaxAct vs TurboTax vs H&R Block

In recent years, it's taken me much longer than I'd like to complete my tax return. That's because I've taken it upon myself to evaluate firsthand the most popular online tax preparation options available to...
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Credit Karma Tax Review – Prepare & File Your Taxes Online 100% Free

You probably know Credit Karma as one of the country's most popular places to check your credit score for free. Perhaps you're among its millions-strong membership cohort.Plenty of Credit Karma members check their accounts...
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Capital One® Secured Mastercard® Review – Rebuild Your Credit

Capital One® Secured Mastercard® is a no-frills, no-annual-fee credit card designed for consumers who wish to build their credit. It's a secured credit card that requires a modest upfront deposit (at least $49), carries a fairly...
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Motley Fool Stock Advisor Review

Motley Fool Stock Advisor is Motley Fool's flagship premium stock-picking service. At its core are two monthly stock recommendations, one each from Motley Fool co-founders David and Tom Gardner, delivered in detailed email newsletters...
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What Is the European Union and Why Does It Matter to You?

On June 23, 2016, voters in the United Kingdom elected to terminate their country's membership in the European Union in a referendum known colloquially as "Brexit."The verdict wasn't decisive. The victorious "Leave" campaign won...