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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.
Hotel Booking Websites

7 Hotel Booking Websites With Private Sales & Exclusive Deals

Though changing technology and the digital revolution have put many travel agencies out of business, it has been a boon for the lodging industry. Thanks to travel booking sites such as, Hotwire, and Kayak,...
Ride Car Sharing

Ride Sharing and Car Sharing – Cheaper Than Owning a Car?

I own a car, a bike, and two legs. When the weather is nice and I need to run to my neighborhood store or get to an appointment in another part of the city,...

GE Capital Bank Review – Online Banking for Savings & CD Accounts

From Ally Bank to Capital One 360, online banks have made FDIC-insured banking more accessible to regular consumers and business owners. Offering savings accounts and CDs - but not offering loans - GE Capital Bank is one such online bank....
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FreshBooks Review – Online Invoicing Software for Painless Billing

If you work as a freelancer or run your own small business, you probably can't afford a full-time accountant - but you also can't trust your finances to manage themselves. Fortunately, there's an app for that. With...
Best Cities Food Trucks

10 Best Cities for Food Trucks and Quick, Cheap Eats

Some parts of the country have a longer relationship with food trucks - or their predecessors - than others. The first mobile kitchen, the chuckwagon, catered to cattle drivers on the High Plains of Texas...
Best Freelance Websites

14 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs Online

 According to a 2017 study commissioned by UpWork and the Freelancers Union, more than 50% of the U.S. workforce will work on a freelance or contingent basis by 2027.In other words, freelancing is in vogue,...
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Ally Bank Review – Online Bank With No Minimum Balance Required

Online banks are powerful personal finance tools that offer convenient access to funds - but, not all are created equal. As one of the first online-only institutions, Ally Bank has developed a reputation for...
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10 Social Media Etiquette Tips for Personal & Business Accounts

Social media use is exploding. Facebook has more than a billion global users, with Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn boasting hundreds of millions of active accounts. From preteens to senior citizens, every major age group is plugged...
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...