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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.
Ways Save Cost Owning Cat

11 Ways to Save on the Cost of Owning a Cat

My family currently has two cats. One is an orange barn cat that was foisted onto my wife's parents, and then onto my wife, by a proverbial cat lady. He's seven years old, give...
Exchange Traded Note Etn

What Is an Exchange-Traded Note (ETN) – How They Differ From ETFs

Like a bond, an exchange-traded note (ETN) is a debt instrument with a set maturity date upon which its issuer promises to repay your investment. However, unlike a bond, it does not accrue interest...
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 Hotels.com, Hotwire, and Kayak,...
Ride Car Sharing

Ridesharing & 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....
Best Cities Food Trucks

10 Best Cities for Food Trucks and Quick, Cheap Eats

Some parts of the United States 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...
Best Freelance Websites

12 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs Online

According to a 2017 study commissioned by Upwork and 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,...
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...
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...
What Does Renters Insurance Covers

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,...