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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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What Is Black Friday – History of the Holiday Shopping Phenomenon

Do you hit the stores on Black Friday? Or log onto your favorite e-commerce portal or mobile app? Statistics say there's a good chance you do one or both. According to the National Retail Federation,...
Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

Top 17 Cyber Monday Shopping Tips to Score the Best Deals

At the turn of the century, Cyber Monday wasn't even a gleam in the eye of the retail PR team that would create it, and the person commonly credited with coining the phrase was...
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Groupon Review – The Best Daily Deals In Your City

There was a time when "bargain hunting" meant physically beelining to a store's clearance rack, visiting thrift shops, or spending weekends on the local garage sale circuit.  Those days are long gone, and Groupon...
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5 Ways to Score Sideline Passes for NFL Games (on the Cheap)

The best advice anyone can give you on saving money on NFL tickets and stadium fare is to buy a cheap preseason ticket if you must, fill up on outside food and drinks before...
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9 Best Mobile Coupon Apps to Save Money Shopping With Your Smartphone

Extreme couponing is a great way to save money on the things you buy everyday. Done the old-fashioned way - clipping physical coupons from newspapers, flyers, and catalogs - it's also extremely time- and...
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How to Host the Ultimate Football Tailgate Party (Ideas) – Without Cooking

For serious fans, football season is tailgate season. Its arrival ushers in a pageant of miniature parking lot pep rallies replete with the savory smells of stacked grills and the sounds of pre-game merrymaking....
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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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How to Make $1,000 per Month With Only Your Car

Shannon Nowden dreamed of owning a Tesla for years, but he was sure he couldn't afford one. Even the comparatively affordable Model 3 retails for $35,000 and up, well outside the stay-at-home father of three's...
Best Stock Market Investment

10 Best Stock Market Investment News, Analysis & Research Sites

Retail investors have a wealth of information at their fingertips about the stock market. Some might say they have too much. All the investing-related noise out there is simply impossible for the average lay investor...
Prepare Long Distance Rides

How to Prepare for and Save on Long-Distance Bike Rides

My day job keeps me planted in front of my trusty laptop for hours on end. On nice days, when the glare isn't too bad, I take my stuff outside to a deck or...

Chase College Checking Account Review – Good Banking Option for Students?

Chase College Checking is a low-cost, lightweight checking account for college students. It's designed to streamline and simplify day-to-day spending so that student users can focus on what really matters: passing their classes, scoring coveted...
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How to Buy the Best Summer Camping & Hiking Brands for Less

The case for spending more to buy quality outdoor gear is strong. Yes, compared with the generic brands you'll find on Amazon or at your local big-box retail store, you'll pay more upfront for outerwear from Patagonia or...