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Brian Martucci

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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.
Etf Versus Mutual Fund Differences

ETF vs. Mutual Fund – 7 Key Differences Between Index Funds & ETFs

Building a balanced portfolio with individual stocks can be expensive and time-consuming. If you're looking to save for retirement, or you hope to earn supplemental income by dipping your toes in the market, you probably can't...
Corporate Bond Types

What Is a Corporate Bond – Types, Rates, and How to Buy

Since March of 2009, the stock market has been on a tear. All three major U.S. indices have at least doubled their value, and retirement investors - not to mention those who make their...
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Capital One 360 Review – Online Checking & Savings Accounts

Capital One is a well-known financial institution that made its name in the credit card business. In fact, its most popular credit cards - Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card and Capital One...
Best Affordable Spring Break Destinations

10 Best Affordable Spring Break Destinations on the Cheap

Depending on where you live, spring can be a frustrating time of year. For folks in more temperate parts of the country, late March brings warm breezes and an explosion of color from early...
Series I Savings Bonds

Series I Savings Bonds – What They Are and How to Buy Them

The financial crisis of the late 2000s may be an increasingly distant memory, but it has left a persistent legacy: stubbornly low interest rates on low-risk, low-reward investment vehicles. Rates on savings accounts, money...
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How Much Renters Insurance Do I Need and What Does It Cover?

Incredible real estate deals in select buyer's markets notwithstanding, there are plenty of advantages to renting over buying. In most cases, renters enjoy more flexibility and mobility; they also avoid responsibility for the maintenance,...
Best Cities Buy Home

10 Best Cities to Buy a Home – Buyer’s Markets in the United States

If you owned a home between 2005 and 2009, there is a strong chance that you lost a good chunk of change on your investment. If you were lucky enough to sell at the...
Most Affordable Cities

Top 10 Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Live In

While you've probably fantasized about living in an affordable vacation destination, it might not be in the cards for your family. Moving to a big expensive city such as New York or San Francisco...
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Trulia Review – Real Estate Info for Houses, Rentals and Neighborhoods

No matter where you live or plan on relocating to, buying or renting a home is a serious undertaking. Few people make the mistake of choosing a new home sight-unseen, but a poorly planned...
Compare Best Credit Card Rewards

How to Compare the Best Credit Card Rewards Programs

How would you like to receive 2% or more off of every purchase you make? That is just one example of what is being offered to credit card users in the form of rewards.Those...
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Certified Financial Planner Certification – How to Become a CFP

Since 1985, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has issued the Certified Financial Planner designation to those who have met the educational and experiential requirements and passed the rigorous board exam. This credential is...