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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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3 Ways Facebook News Feed Ads Could Be Good for Consumers

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Facebook may be considering letting companies advertise in your news feed. It won't be the end of the world.

09:46AM 03/05/12

11 Retailers You Should Be Following on Facebook

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Many retailers reward their Facebook fans with a steady stream of deals. Here are the ones you should follow.

09:00AM 03/02/12

Scam Alert: Beware of Phony Chat Boxes on Bank Sites

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Sophisticated malware can mimic customer service chat and scam you into handing over sensitive information.

11:25AM 03/01/12

The Top 5 Reasons People Hate Telemarketers

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Consumers hate hearing from telemarketers, but we hate them for so many different reasons.

09:00AM 03/01/12

10 States Where Gas Taxes Hurt the Most

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Want to know why you pay so much more for gas than relatives across the country? It could be the government.

09:00AM 02/29/12

10 Things You Should Always Buy Used

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

If you want to save money, don't buy it new. Here are 10 products you can (usually) get away with buying secondhand.

09:00AM 02/28/12

More Facebook Users Are 'Defriending' Than Ever

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

A study finds social network users are being more careful with the information they put out there for the world to see.

10:01AM 02/27/12

Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights: Don't Start Cheering Yet

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Privacy experts say it's unclear what will come out of a proposal for a 'bill of rights' to protect consumer data.

10:27AM 02/24/12

5 Products You Shouldn't Buy Online

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Most products are now cheaper to buy online, but traditional retailers still have the advantage for a few products.

09:00AM 02/24/12

Get It for Less: Gas

By Matt Brownell of MainStreet.com

Gas prices are on the rise. Here's how you can save yourself a few cents per gallon.

10:00AM 02/23/12

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