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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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The Plum Card® from American Express – Review

The Plum Card® from American Express is a small business charge card with a $250 annual fee (waived the first year). Unlike most American Express charge cards, it does not have a welcome offer, nor does...
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What Is Six Sigma (Lean) – Definition, Process & Methodology

If you regularly consume financial news or economic commentary, you're used to hearing about the multitudinous business challenges threatening workers' job security and employers' bottom lines. Some such challenges, such as workplace automation and certain aspects of...
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Closing on a House – Process, Mortgage Documents & Procedures

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, looking to purchase a second home, or downsizing after a life change, you can't move into your new house until you officially close on the property. Your closing day -...
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Citi® Hilton Honors™ Reserve Card Review – 2 Free Weekend Nights

This offer is no longer available. The Citi® Hilton Honors™ Reserve Card is a popular hotel rewards credit card with a $95 annual fee and a host of benefits that favor frequent guests at Hilton hotels and resorts. Cardholders in good...
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How to Make an Offer on a House – Tips & Strategies to Win

Looking at homes is an exhilarating experience for many. It's fun to walk through each house, whether at an open house or private showing, and imagine yourself and your family working, playing, relaxing, and living in...
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Chase Slate® Review – 0% Intro APR for 15 Months

This offer is no longer available. Chase Slate® isn't the most exciting credit card out there. One might even call it boring. Unlike travel rewards credit cards and cash back credit cards, Slate® doesn't offer any points, miles, or...

TaxPoint Review – Online Tax Prep Software

This offer is no longer available. TaxPoint made our list of Top-Rated Free Online Tax Preparation Services. And for good reason. If you've prepared your tax return online before, you're probably aware of the usual tax prep...
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Greanlight Review – “Taxes as a Service” Filing & Preparation

This offer is no longer available. I don't exactly dread filing my taxes each year, but I don't look forward to it either. Since setting out on my own as a full-time freelancer, my tax...
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11 Best Things to Do in Steamboat Springs, CO – Activites on a Budget

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is not a destination for maritime buffs. There are no steamboats here. Steamboat Springs takes its name from the peculiar sound made by a nearby hot spring, which the first non-native settlers...
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14 Best Lodging Options in Steamboat Springs, CO – Hotels, Resorts & Campgrounds

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a beautiful vacation town in the mountains northwest of Denver. It's best-known for Steamboat Ski Resort, an international destination for skiing enthusiasts, as well as the smaller, more budget-friendly Howelsen Hill Ski Area....
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Mobile Contactless Cards & Payment Technology – How It Works, Pros & Cons

According to a 2014 Gallup survey, 71% of Americans have at least one credit card - there are 2.6 active credit cards in circulation for every American man, woman, and child, including those who don't...
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What Is Bitcoin – History, How It Works, Pros & Cons

Bitcoin is a virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, that's controlled by a decentralized network of users and isn't directly subject to the whims of central banking authorities or national governments. Although there are hundreds of...