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Matt Brownell

Matt Brownell joined MainStreet in August 2010 as a staff writer covering deals and bank rate news. Prior to joining MainStreet, he worked as an editor for a small marketing firm in Boston, The Ictus Initiative, and blogged on personal finance topics for ONEin3Money.org. A native Bostonian, he received a bachelor¿s degree in English from Harvard in 2008.


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The 'Scammiest' Words on the Internet

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Online security firm PC Tools reveals the words that should set off your scam detector.

11:27AM 03/13/12

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Starbucks Kicks Off the Christmas Season in March

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Starbucks is already talking about its offering for the Christmas season, and it's not even Easter.

11:10AM 03/12/12

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4 Gas-Saving Myths to Ignore

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Looking to save on gas? These home remedies won't help.

10:52AM 03/12/12

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Yes, There Are Scams on Pinterest Now

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Computer security firm Trend Micro confirms that there are scams afoot on the newly bustling social network.

10:43AM 03/08/12

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Don't Bother With GameStop's iPad Trade-In

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

As it does with video games, GameStop offers little for your old iPad and sells it for a lot more.

10:15AM 03/08/12

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Best Thing About Google Play? Deals on Music, Movies

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Google's new entertainment service has at least one real benefit to consumers: The deals promoting it.

11:14AM 03/07/12

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5 Things We Hate About Online Shopping

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

The Web has changed how we shop, mainly for the better, but e-commerce still finds ways to annoy us.

10:09AM 03/07/12

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4 Key Tips for Consumer Protection Week

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Keep in mind, though: Protecting yourself as a consumer is actually pretty simple all year round.

11:22AM 03/06/12

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What to Do If Your Online Order Never Arrives

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

You ordered that T-shirt weeks ago and your credit card has been charged, but it still hasn't arrived. Now what?

11:19AM 03/06/12

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10 Sales Tricks You Keep Falling For

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Whether you're in the market for a TV or set of wheels, chances are you've fallen for a few of them.

09:00AM 03/06/12

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